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Monday, November 04, 2013.

Vol. 37-2013-11-04

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Call for Nominees for Electing New Members of 2014 COTA Board of Directors

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium - Abstract Submission Deadline: December 9, 2013.
The 17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium will discuss critical issues in technology development and application, research and education that promote safe, sustainable, efficient, and equitable transportation development in response to the rapid urbanization. The Symposium is aimed to provide a forum for transportation professionals from different countries and regions to share their research results, project experiences, and lessons learned. Researchers, educators, practitioners, government officials are encouraged to participate in the Symposium.

Presentation abstracts are limited to one page and must include title and speaker information (name, affiliation, mailing address, email, phone, and fax). Session proposals should be limited to two pages including session themes and speakers. Abstracts and proposals should be written in English.

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Deadline: 5 pm, US Eastern Time December 9, 2013, Monday

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China in Development

EU-China Exhibition on Urban Development, –- Beijing, China, November 20-23, 2013.

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.

CITS 2014, -- Shaghai, China, April 10 - 12, 2013.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.

China's first inter-provincial subway is in operation.

Xinjiang: first desert highway construction completed

Tongji professor introduced smart urban traffic monitoring and management service platform

Large-scale integrated airports transport hub technical system planning and design

Hangzhou is pushing new energy transport

New "planning" creates new business opportunities - Comment on the impact of "National Highway Network Plan" on the development of intelligent transportation industry

Green recycling carbon transportation system showcases

154 cities going for "Smart City", 1.5 trillion market pending

Most recent ITS development in China.

North America

Webinar: Analyzing Alternative Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Messaging Variants: Trajectory Conversion Algorithm Version 2 Software, -- November 7, 2013

U.S. Department of Transportation to Host a Webinar on the New ITS ePrimer on November 19th

The 2nd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013), -- Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-6, 2013.

Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting, -- Baltimore, MD, April 27 - 30, 2014

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.!

ITS America: Creative Disruption: Exploring Innovation in Transportation

Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations

Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements: A Resource for Researchers, Engineers, Planners, and the General Public
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has released a report that provides infrastructure cost estimates for pedestrian and bicycle treatments so as to inform decision making.

America’s Rails with Trails: A Resource for Planners, Agencies, and Advocates on Trails Along Active Railroad Corridors
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has released a report that examines characteristics of 88 rails-with-trails in 33 states so as to provide stakeholders with a resource to increase awareness and advance polices for trail development.

Air Traffic Control Modernization Hits Turbulence

Data Shows Google’s Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than You or I


ITS Conference 2013 - "Triggering ITS deployment", -- Brussels, December 02, 2013.

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.!

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

Fuel prices to be advertised on signs along the motorway to help drivers avoid being ripped off

Research in Transportation Business & Management!

Ericsson study: Smartphone users expect wireless tech to relieve traffic headaches

EUTRAIN Final Conference

IEEE ITS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, Vol. 15, No. 4 October 2013

Australia & New Zealand

Middle East


3rd Edition TrafficInfraTech Expo, -- New Delhi, India, November, 21 - 23, 2013.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

How Serious Are Indian States About "Bus"-Based "Public Transport"?!

ITS World Congress awards excellence with the Hall of Fame, Industry and Local Government Awards,-industry-and-local-government-awards#!

Career Opportunities

Faculty Job in US: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech University.

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