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Monday, December 02, 2013.

Vol. 39-2013-12-02

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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

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

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

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

The 10th China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2014), -- Beijing, May 5 - 7, 2013.

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

2014 Intertraffic China, Beijing, May 13 - 15, 2013.

China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Beijing, May 26 - 28, 2014.

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.

Intelligent Transportation is the breaking through point to promote "Intelligent City" to reality

Methodology and application of urban congestion status evaluation - example of Hangzhou

Remote hosting center system of traffic signal control

North America

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

TRB Webinar: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance

Call for submission: 2014 TAC conference & Exhibition, -- Montreal, QC, Canada, September 28 - October 1, 2014.

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

Call For Papers: TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 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.

Work Zone Performance Measurement Using Probe Data
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that assesses the potential for probe data to support work zone performance measurement programs.

Sustaining the Metropolis: Light Rail Transit and Streetcars for Super Cities
TRBís Transportation Research Circular E-C177: Sustaining the Metropolis: Light Rail Transit and Streetcars for Super Cities summarizes the presentations made at a November 2012 conference that focused on introducing the concept of light rail transit (LRT) in North America.

Automated Low-Cost and Real-Time Truck Parking Information System
The Maryland State Highway Administration has released a report that explains an automated real-time parking information system developed to improve truck-parking safety through gathering and disseminating existing parking capacity information.

Off-Grid MEMS Sensors Configurations for Transportation Applications
The Mountain Plains Consortium, a program of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, has released a report that proposes a new micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor for monitoring and maintaining civil infrastructure.

City of Ottawa stands by flawed traffic app

The next step in in-vehicle infotainment: Distracting the passenger

Dim traffic sensors dull how 'smart' freeways are!

Michigan seat belt use holds steady in 2013; Observation survey pegs state seat belt use rate at 93 percent,4643,7-123-64773-316708--,00.html#!

Sorry, Portland! San Francisco Tops the List of 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.!

THE ACCESS ALMANAC: Vehicular ad hoc Networks: Storms on the Horizon

Railways must provide communities info on transport of dangerous goods: Canadian transport minister!

How smartphones are improving urban design: GPS tracking reveals the way transport is used in cities - and hints at what needs improving!

Driverless cars: Tesla, Google, Nissan and others shift gears


2014 Annual Summit - Transport for a Changing World, -- Leipzig, Germany, May 21 - 23, 2014.

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 Ė 19 2014.

This Speedy Robot Scans Tunnels for Cracks Far Better Than Humans Can

Australia & New Zealand

2013 Intelligent Transport Systems Australia Awards winners.

Middle East


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

Mumbai startup Traffline takes on Google Maps, provides real-time info about traffic jams in India

COTA Call for Paticipation

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