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Monday, November 19, 2012.

Vol. 12-2012-11-19

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COTA in Action

CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals(CICTP 2013), -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013. CFP-English-Final Version 1.1.pdf

China in Development

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28 - 30, 2013.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive.

Magazine Call for papers: Intelligent Transportation Management.

Interveiw - Necessity of ITS in fighting freeway congestion.

Guangzhou: Building start-of-art intelligent public transportation system.

Beijing traffic control wows foreign journalists.

North America

High Speed Rail Conference Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, California, December 3 - 5, 2012.

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013.

Planning, Developing and Implementing Smart Transportation, –- Richmond, VA, May 29 - 31, 2013.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data -- Irvine, California. October 23 - 25, 2013.
TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The conference is designed to explore future research needs as well as recent findings, new methods, and new software related to visualization in transportation and data.

Call for abstracts: the 2013 National Rural ITS Conference -- Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

US: Missing from Presidential Race: Roads, Bridges, Trains and Planes.

USF Journal of Public Transportation: Volume 15, No 3, 2012.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research of the University of South Florida has released the latest issue of its Journal of Public Transportation.

RFP: ACRP Project 04-04a - Evaluating the Airport Emergency Response Operations Simulation (AEROS) Tool .

Role of Transportation Management Centers in Emergency Operations Guidebook.

Mandate Motor Vehicle Collision Avoidance Technologies.

The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice.
The handbook, Smart Growth America and State Smart Transportation Initiative, provides recommendations for transportation officials to position their agencies for success in the new economy. The handbook documents numerous innovative approaches taken to make transportation systems more efficient, government more effective and constituents better satisfied. The full handbook or any of its individual focus areas can be downloaded. The focus areas include increasing transportation system efficiency; improving options for mobility and access; providing efficient, safe freight access; integrating transportation and land use decision-making; and pricing.

Investigating the Effectiveness of Intelligent Lane Control Signals on Driver Behavior.
A fully interactive PC-based STISIM driving simulator was used to test the effectiveness of Intelligent Lane Control Signals (ILCS). The participants were 160 licensed drivers from four age groups: 18-24, 32-47, 55-65, and 70+ years of age. Each participant drove three times in a counterbalanced order. In each trial, after driving five miles in the center lane of a six-lane highway where the speed limit was 65 mph, they encountered five sets of ILCSs that occurred at half-mile intervals. These ILCSs presented (1) 45-mph speed limit messages; (2) 35-mph speed limit messages; (3) a yellow lane closure warning; (4) one of three merge messages that used a diagonal arrow, or words, or dynamic chevrons to indicate that drivers should move from the center lane; (5) a red lane closure warning. Analysis of lane position data showed that the diagonal arrow merge sign was the most effective; participants moved from the center lane 266 feet before reaching the diagonal arrow merge sign, 123 feet before reaching the dynamic arrow merge sign, and 54 feet before the merge sign with words. Analysis of driving speed data indicated that the speed limit signs were effective. Before the 45-mile speed limit was visible, participants drove at 63 mph. When the 45-mph speed limit was visible, they reduced speed by approximately 10 mph. Then on the approach to the 35-mph speed limit, they reduced speed by a further 14 mph—on average, they were driving at 38.7 mph shortly after passing the 35-mph speed limit.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dynamic Speed Display Signs.
The research from Morgan State University investigates the impact of dynamic speed display signs (DSDSs) on drivers' speed-related behavior. Speed data were collected upstream and downstream of DSDS locations on three roadways with different speed limits: 25 mph, 35 mph, and 45 mph. The data were collected a few days and a few months after installation to measure short-term and long-term impacts.

New Report Released: Vehicle Electrification and the Smart Grid.

Stereo Cameras Spot Pedestrians, Stop Your Car.

Guidelines for Timing Yellow and All-Red Intervals at Signalized Intersections.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 731: Guidelines for Timing Yellow and All-Red Intervals at Signalized Intersections offers guidance for yellow change and all-red clearance intervals at signalized intersections. The guidelines provide a framework that can be easily applied by state and local transportation agencies.

You Won’t Need a Driver’s License by 2040.

ITE's Trip Generation Manual, 9th Edition - Comparison Spreadsheet.


V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Europe 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, February, 20 - 21, 2013.

Call for paper: 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

Final Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention.

9th European ITS Congress – Call for Papers.

Urban Mobility Day – European Commission’s expert group on ITS for urban areas.

Urban Mobility Day - cities meet industry.

ADASIS ten year anniversary video released!

Eurotransport magazine - Latest issue.

ASSISTANT – Aiding SuStainable Independent Senior TrAvellers to Navigate in Towns.

Mayor unveils plans for London cycle 'super corridor'.


AITPM National Conference 2013.

November 2012 World Transit Research Newsletter.

Middle East

Transport Infrastructure Egypt 2013, -- Cairo, Egypt, January 27 - 29, 2013.

3rd Annual Road Planning and Construction - Middle East, -- Doha, Qatar, February 25 - 28, 2013.

Average 19 fatalities daily make Saudi roads among the world's most dangerous road safety expert.


Reviving SA's rail industry - World’s largest rail contract up for grabs.


COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012. Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety?ICTIS 2013?Wuhan, China, 2013

Job Opportunities

Faculty Opportunity in China: ChangAn University. University.pdf

COTA Call for Paticipation

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