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Monday, November 18, 2013.

Vol. 38-2013-11-18

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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.

2014 ITSMRS (ITS Market Seminar), Beijing, China -- Feburary 25, 2014.

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

China ITS Assiciation 2013 Annual Report

Beijing plans to build "smart traffic" city in 4 years

2013 Beijing International Traffic Information Service Seminar.

Standardization solution of public information platform for logistics (2013 - 2015)

North America

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

T3 Webinar Overview - Learn from the Experts: Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit – Maximizing Real Time and Schedule Data Use and Investments, - December 5, 2013, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

TRB Webinar: State of the Art Use of Probe Vehicle Data, December 9, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET

2014 National Rural ITS Conference . ITS Heartland Annual Meeting, -- Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 2014.

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

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

USDOT: Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking applications for Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Deployment Planning Grants.
The request for applications invites states, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and local governments that intend to initiate or continue Integrated Corridor Management development with their partners, such as arterial management agencies, tolling authorities, and transit authorities, to apply for deployment planning grants.

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist!

Development of Estimation Methodology for Bicycle and Pedestrian Volumes Based on Existing Counts
The Colorado Department of Transportation has released a report that discusses how pedestrians and bicyclists have been considered in the planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities.

Making the Connection: Advancing Traffic Incident Management in Transportation Planning

Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Human Factors Analysis
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that examines a new technology that aims to increase traffic throughput by safely permitting shorter following distances between vehicles.

Urban Travel Reliability Analysis with Consumer GPS Data
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for SHRP 2 Reliability IDEA Project L-15D: Urban Travel Reliability Analysis with Consumer GPS Data explores the use of commercially available consumer GPS data in travel reliability studies.

Vancouver tops L.A. as ‘most congested city in North America’: Survey!

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Offers Online Option to Access Crash Reports

Divvy Bikes, Chicago Bike Sharing Program, Will Soon Be North America's Largest!

The future of airport security: Thermal lie-detectors and cloned sniffer dogs!

Fitch Ratings analysis points up problems for toll express lanes - both forecast, politically driven price caps & new capacity!

Driverless Cars are Coming, But Driverless Trucks Are Already Here!

Traffic Cameras Doubling Every Two-and-a-Half Years

Survey: Drivers ready to trust robot cars?!


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.

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.

Evaluation of the application of speed limitation devices and intelligent speed adaptation systems (ISA) to commercial vehicles

White Paper: Cargo theft at non-secure parking locations!

Health, Safety, and Bus Drivers
The Norwegian Centre for Transport Research has released a report that summarizes a literature review of work-related health problems in bus drivers and develops a model to predict the effect of these problems on driver, passenger, and bus safety.

Horizon 2020 to fund activities for smart, green and integrated transport

Australia & New Zealand

How Melbourne Is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data

Middle East


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

Career Opportunities

Faculty Job in US: Faculty Position in Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota!

Faculty Job in Canada: Assistant Professor, The School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University - Toronto.

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