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Monday, December 30, 2013.

Vol. 41-2013-12-30

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

Happy New Year 2014!

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COTA activities during TRB.
17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium - Transportation in the Context of Rapid Urbanization COTA Annual Symposium flyer.pdf
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Cardozo, Hilton.
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. Highly recognized professors and researchers from China and the U.S. will get together to discuss critical transportation issues and solutions in China. Coffee break is scheduled for networking opportunity. All is welcome.
COTA Annual Reception at the TRB 93rd Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:30PM - 9:00PM, PING PONG DIM SUM, 1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC. Tel: 202-293-1268.
Everyone is welcomed to join the great networking opportunity to meet COTA members and friends all around the world!

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.

10th Metro World Summit 2014, -- Shanghai, April 17 - 18, 2014.

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

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

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

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.

Metro Expro 2014, -- Guangzhou, August 23 - 25, 2014.

Accelerate the integration of urban rail and transit system

SCATS system is deployed at 129 intersections in the city of Shijiazhuang

Development of ITS industry in China - Hubei province.

Developing metropolitan public transportation system in China

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development: Building about 100 urban/rural pedestrian and bike transportation system demonstration projects

City of Xiangyang is using UAV and intelligent bus to deal with congestion releasing.

Discussion of "4G" technology in helping with the application of urban traffic and security monitoring

Word Bank provides 120 million in supporting City of Xining's transportation projects

Collaborative Development of intelligent city and intelligent transportation system

China’s Automotive Telematics Market Shifts to Consumer-Electronics-Based System

North America

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.!

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.

Scholarship Information - Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania (ITSPA)

2nd Annual Cameron Rian Hays Competition for Outside-the-Box Transportation Business and Policy Innovations!

Safety IDEA Program Annual Report - January 2014
TRB’s Safety Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program has released its annual report, which summarizes projects active or completed during the 2013 program year. The report also includes descriptions of projects completed before the 2013 program year.
The Safety IDEA program is sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration. The Safety IDEA program provides funding for projects that promote innovative approaches to improving railroad safety or performance. The program encompasses vehicle improvements, operator performance, and alertness improvements; operational practices; and hazard reduction, among other interest areas.

A Primer for Agent-Based Simulation and Modeling in Transportation Applications
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that explores agent-based modeling and simulation methods, including the general frameworks and commonly-shared procedures in transportation applications.

Modeling, Implementation, and Validation of Arterial Travel Time Reliability
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that evaluates and refines methods for estimating travel time reliability for arterials.

Trip Generation Rates for Transportation Impact Analyses of Infill Developments
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 758: Trip Generation Rates for Transportation Impact Analyses of Infill Developments details a procedure for analyzing potential vehicular trip generation impacts in urban and urbanizing locales.

Integrating Web-Based Emergency Management Collaboration Software into Airport Operations

Information, communication, travel behavior and accessibility

Review of NJ Transit's response to Sandy finds need for more coordination, places to shelter trains

States Use Technology and Smart Solutions to Battle Winter Weather

South Florida Traffic May Soon Be Run By A Wireless Command Center That Communicates With Cars

Georgia Tolls move forward with system integrator for I-75 South and I-75 Northwest Corridor toll express lanes in Atlanta area UPDATED!

Innovator: November/December 2013

Instrumenting the smart city, one parking space at a time

Chicago's New Smart Cards Make Commuting Even Harder

WeatherCloud hopes to take data to the streets

Cars of the future must meet needs of ever-evolving cities

SMART CARS: Vehicles are becoming 'portals' to the information highway

SILICON VALLEY: World's automakers set up in IT hub to gain technological edge

The Big Selling Point For Driverless Cars: Safety

Google vs. Tesla vs. Ford: Who Has the Best Self-Driving Car to Get You Home Safely?


Call for Papers: European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.

Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, -- Amsterdam RAI, March 25 - 28 2014.

Expotraffic 2014, -- Moscow, Russia, May 14 - 16 2014.

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 – 19 2014.

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.!

ETSI ITS interoperability event helps make roads safer

EU triples funding for rail innovation

COPERT Micro: A Tool To Calculate The Vehicle Emissions In Urban Areas!

A super canal from Scotland to London could help solve water scarcity!

Australia & New Zealand

Middle East

New traffic control system draws mixed response

Factors Affecting Mode Choice of Work Trips in Developing Cities—Gaza as a Case Study!

Career Opportunities

Job in China: Transport Research Analyst II, EMBARQ China Program WRI CHINA OFFICE. Research Analyst II_EMBARQ China.pdf

Job in China: Research Assistant, EMBARQ China Program, WRI CHINA OFFICE. Research Assistant_EMBARQ China.pdf

Faculty Job in China: Beijing Jiaotong University, 2014 US recruitment session at Washington DC (during TRB).

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