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On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems (ICUTS), to be held in Paris, France, November 17 - 20, 2013.
This Conference will offer a forum for civil engineers seeking to address civil engineering applications associated with all modes of public transportation, including bus and rail. The civil engineering profession, through its many sub-disciplines, provides a vast array of specialized knowledge toward the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Civil engineers throughout the world take on many important roles in support of the public transportation industry.
The conference will have four parallel tracks covering the following topics:
- Planning, environment, and finance: planning tools, environmental and sustainability issues, and innovative financing mechanisms for planning, operations, and construction
- Operations & maintenance of systems infrastructure: security, safety, and efficiency
- Design and construction of infrastructure: bus (bus rapid transit, exclusive bus lanes, etc.) and rail systems (underground, elevated, and surface alignments), stations, etc.
- Innovative systems and practices: leading edge vehicle, infrastructure, and propulsion systems
In addition to the plenary and technical breakout sessions there will be technical tours of significant transit projects in Paris such as the automation of Line 1 of the Paris Metro.
This conference responds to the rapidly growing interest and activity in transit as sustainable transportation by sharing information on leading-edge principles and practices.
We look forward to having you join us in Paris on November 17 - 20, 2013!
Walter Kulyk, P.E., M.ASCE