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The ATPIO was established in 2004 to serve as a forum where an international community of transportation professionals that share a common heritage could come together to address relevant and emerging issues and challenges in transportation, exchange information and ideas, engage in technology transfer activities, and mentor young professionals eager to join the field. Over the past several decades, transportation professionals of Indian origin have greatly increased in numbers and are engaging in cutting-edge research and practice in both developed and developing countries around the world. Transportation professionals of Indian origin are employed in leading academic institutions, research centers, government transport agencies, and private industry and consulting firms. Many more young professionals of Indian origin are entering the profession every day.


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The ATPIO recognizes that there are many complex issues and challenges facing the profession. Growing travel demand and congestion, rising accident rates, energy and environmental sustainability, rapid urbanization, global warming, and globalization of economies are issues that must be addressed to ensure safe and efficient access to goods and services. The activities undertaken by the ATPIO will directly serve to address these global challenges and enhance people's quality of life. The ATPIO organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences where professionals can share information and identify transport solutions that work in a variety of geographical, cultural, and societal contexts. The ATPIO is committed to professional capacity-building and undertakes a range of mentorship activities to help junior and senior professionals alike further develop the skills and knowledge to be successful.


The ATPIO needs your support and participation.


Latest News and Events
Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS2016) 27th June – 1st July 2016 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITBombay), India

The sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS2016) will be held on 27th June – 1st July 2016 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITBombay), India, organized and hosted jointly by Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay and Department of Structural Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) Mumbai, under the auspices of Indian Association for Computational Mechanics (IndACM). The Indian Association for Computational Mechanics (IndACM) was founded on 1st January 2000 to further the growth of Computational Mechanics in different disciplines. The first five International Congresses on Computational Mechanics were held under the aegis of IndACM at IIT Kanpur (2004), IIT Guwahati (2006), IIT Bombay (2009), IIT Hyderabad (2012) and SERC Chennai (2014). The aim of ICCMS2016 is to provide a forum for scientists, academicians, analysts, designers and practicing engineers from around the globe to interact and exchange ideas and establish relationships from all areas of theoretical and applied mechanics including theoretical, computational and experimental aspects, as well as theoretical modelling, methods of analysis and instrumentation besides setting directions for future growth. It includes basic discipline-oriented as well as inter-disciplinary areas.

Further details are available on ICCMS 2016

ATPIO presents a webinar on  " Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programs in the United States, and, a look at Virginia’s P3 Program "
Date: April 8, 2015; Time: 1:30 pm Eastern , Speaker Mr. Dusty Holcombe

Mr. Dusty Holcombe has more than 29 years of experience working in the private and public sectors of the transportation field. He serves as Deputy Director of the Virginia Office of Public‐Private Partnerships (VAP3). He is responsible for administering the daily operations of the office for Virginia. In that role, he oversees all programmatic and development activities in identification, evaluation, and procurement of public‐ private projects. He has provided critical leadership on P3 projects of statewide significance including the 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Rt. 58, Coalfields Expressway, US Rt. 460 Corridor, and Midtown Tunnel. In 2013, Mr. Holcombe was awarded the international Partnerships Award for Best Individual Contribution to P3’s. He currently serves as Vice President of ARTBA’s P3 Division. Mr. Holcombe holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental planning from the University of Virginia.

For more information about the topic and webinar login details please see webinar flyer

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ATPIO is launching a new professional development program. For more information about the progarm please visit here
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3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG)

3rd CTRG will be held during December 17-20,2015 in the city of Joy Kolkata, India. The objective of the conference is to create and provide a forum for interchange of ideas among researchers, educators, practitioners, managers, and policy-makers in transportation in India and around the world. The conference is being organized by Transportation Research Group of India (TRG) in association with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP). Abstract Submission for the 3rd CTRG starts from 27th January 2015.

For more details, visit the following website here

ATPIO Annual Meeting and Reception

Join us at our annual meeting and reception on Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5.30-7.30 pm, at the Marriott Marquis, Chinatown (M3).

For more information about the annual meeting and reception details please see the flier and Meeting Agenda

ATPIO presents a webinar on  " Management of Complex Projects", Time: October 22, 2014 2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm Central), Speaker Dr. Jennifer Shane

Dr. Jennifer Shane is an Associate Professor of  Construction Engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental  Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). Her primary research interests include project management for
constructed facilities and infrastructure, including complex project management, project delivery methods, and cost estimation and management. Dr. Shane also has interest in work zone safety. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Shane worked as an Engineering Associate I and II for the Kansas DOT (KDOT). Her position focused primarily on the construction of highways and bridges in northwest Kansas. Dr. Shane received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), and she earned her B.S. in Engineering with a Civil Engineering specialty from the Colorado School of Mines.

For more information about the topic and webinar login details please see webinar flyer

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Nominations for ATPIO board of directors - 2015

Dear ATPIO Members,

Please take a moment and nominate candidates for the ATPIO board of directors -2015 using  the following form

Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC) conference on 10-12 December 2014
Organized by Transportation Systems EngineeringDepartment of Civil Engineering,IIT Bombay

TPMDC is being organized by the Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) group at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. For more information about the conference please visit TPMDC WEBSITE.


Current ATPIO officers, Dr. Sushant Sharma and Dr. Sabyasachee Misra are chairing couple of sessions at  TPMDC conference. They are also assisting conference committe in peer review process of conference papers and developing conference program.


 Two day Workshop on “Mobility for Smart Cities" in IIT Madras (Oct 7th and 8th)

"The Center of Excellence in Urban Transport, established at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will be hosting a two-day (Oct 7th and 8th) workshop on “Mobility for Smart Cities”. The focus will be on exploring themes under Smart Mobility, Smart Services for Mobility, Smart infrastructure and Connected mobility. This event is co-sponsored by the Nissan Support Program.


This workshop will facilitate the exchange of ideas/strategies across various stakeholders from industry and academia to decision makers in government agencies. The conglomeration of participants is expected to evolve radical perspectives, innovative ideas and versatile thoughts that could eventually shape the future of cities.


Registration is open to all and free. Please send an e-mail to with your name, organization details, and interests before 30th Sep 2014." 

 ATPIO Webinar Success

March 26, 2014, ATPIO Webinar on -"PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS, Delivering Performance and Harnessing the Innovation of American Industry to Build Better Transportation Infrastructure ", was a great success, with about 100 in attendance. At the University of Tennessee a whole class room of 25 students attended the webinar as a group. There was a good representation of practicing transportation professionals in the attendees as well, as evidenced by request for PDH certificates by 20 individuals. The interest of attendees was quite obvious from the number of questions that were asked and answered by the presenter Mr. Sydney Scott, P.E. Senior Vice President at Hill International.

2014 ATPIO Board of Directors and Officers

Salil Gokhale - Treasurer
Dr. Vijaya Gopu - Vice President

Padmini Gudipudi
Dr. Sabyasachee Mishra - Secretary
Dr. Bondada Murthy

Dr. Shashi Nambisan 
Siva Narla
Dr. Anuj Sharma
Dr. Sushant Sharma
Arun Shirole' - President
Puneet Singh

ATPIO Webinar Recording -"PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS, Delivering Performance and Harnessing the Innovation of American Industry to Build Better Transportation Infrastructure "

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