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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
 
 
Thirty-Second National Convention of Civil Engineers on 'Role of Civil Engineering in Sustainable Development of India'

Goa , October 21-22, 2016 ( Civil Engineering Division )

The Honorary Secretary, IEI, Goa State Centre, D Type Quarters, D-8-1, Government Polytechnic Campus, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001 Ph : (0832) 2434686; Email : goasc@ieindia.org

Call for extended abstract to TPMDC 2016 (IIT Bombay, INDIA)

IIT Bombay invites you to submit your research to an international conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (TPMDC), organized by the Transportation Systems Engineering group at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, INDIA during December 19-21, 2016. The conference covers wide topics in the area of transportation engineering. The deadline for submitted extended abstract of about 1000 words is March 31, 2016 (Likely to be extended by two weeks). This is the 12th TPMDC event organized biennially. TPMDC 2014 had about 350 participants and more 150 presentation, in addition to a dozen of keynote talks from renowned researchers. TPMDC 2016 is also expected to have more than 150 presentations. For additional information visit the following link. TPMDC

The review process will be in two stages: abstract review and full paper review. All the abstract short-listed in the first stage will be included in the conference program. The decision whether to include a paper in lectern or poster session will be made after the full length paper review. The full length paper will be published in TPMDC proceedings for which no copyright will be asked. A set of selected papers will be recommended for Transportation in Developing Economies (TIDE) journal published by Springer

Dr. Padmini Gudipudi recieves AMAP Scholarship

Dr. Padmini Gudipudi, Member Board of Directors ATPIO recieved prestigious Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) annual scholarship for academic excellence in the field of asphalt technology More at AMAP website

ATPIO President's Report: Year in Review

Year in Review - 2015

ATPIO 2016 Annual Meeting and Reception

Join us at our Annual meeting and Reception on Sunday, January 10, 2016, 5.30-7.30 pm, at the 102B/ Convention Center.

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

Upcoming Conferences in India

1. Smart Cities India 2016, 11-13th May 2016, New Delhi, India

For more information about the conference please see here

 

2. Indian Metro Rail Development Congress 28th & 29th April 2016, New Delhi, India.

For more information about the conference please see here

 

3. 10th Annual Conference on Airports in India at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, January 28-29, 2016; Organised by Indian Infrastructure magazine

For more information about the conference please see here

Register For Webinar
ATPIO presents a webinar on  " Smart Cities "and the Transportation Context, Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015; Time: 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern, Speaker Mr. Naveen Lamba

Mr. Lamba is the Program Manager for the consulting firm, CH2M HILL’s Smart Infrastructure Solutions. His primary focus is exploring emerging technology and analytics-based decision support tools in transportation and infrastructure domains, to improve cost and operational efficiency, enhance customer service, support policy formulation, capital planning and asset management. His responsibilities also include a Smarter Cities Innovation Lab, which is designed to incubate new solutions to maturity. He is based in the Washington DC area and has spent the last 20 years working on Transportation related topics around the world for governments and private sector organizations. Prior to joining CH2M HILL in early 2014, Mr. Lamba spent over 10 years at IBM, where he was an Industry Leader in IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative. Mr. Lamba earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Madras in India. He also has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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

Training on Patents Filing, Patent writing/drafting, Trademark filing, Designs, GI, Copyrights

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) is a Central Government Institute under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is engaged in conducting Training, Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e. Patents, Designs, Trademarks & Geographical Indications, Copyrights.

For information see rgniipm.ipo@nic.in

2015 U.S.-India Aviation Summit Concludes in Bangalore

About USTDA: The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.

 

The U.S.-India Aviation Summit concluded on November 5, 2015, following two days of high-level meetings and discussions between public and private sector leaders from both nations to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral aviation partnership. The Summit was co-hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and India's Ministry of Civil Aviation, with the support of the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). The Aviation Summit advanced U.S.-India collaboration in technical, policy and commercial areas. By bringing together key decision makers to discuss a range of important matters such as airspace utilization and air traffic management, airport infrastructure and development financing, aviation security, aviation safety, and general and business aviation development, the Summit strengthened commercial and economic ties between the U.S. and India.

U.S. - India Aviation Summit, November 3-5, 2015, Bangalore, India

In collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, USTDA is hosting the 5th U.S.-India Aviation Summit. This event will convene senior representatives from the public and private sectors in both countries to identify opportunities to advance the robust aviation partnership between India and the United States.

Further details are available on 5th U.S.-India Aviation Summit

Recent Webinars Organized by ATPIO

1. “Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programs in the United States, and, a look at Virginia’s P3 Program” by Mr. Dusty Holcombe.

2. “Management of Complex Projects" by Dr. Jennifer Shane

3. "Performance Specifications, Delivering Performance and Harnessing the Innovation of American Industry to Build Better Transportation Infrastructure " by Mr. Sidney Scott, III, P.E.

4. "Transportation Asset Management: Basic Concepts, Current Practice and Emerging Trends" by Mr. William Robert

 

Detailed information on webinars is available in Archive

Institution of Engineers (INDIA) July 2015 Newsletter
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA: Learning from International Experiences and Devising Future Strategies. 1‐3 August 2015, New Delhi

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida are organizing an International Conference on “Planning for Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in India: Learning from International Experiences and Future Strategies” during 1-3 August 2015 at the India International Centre, New Delhi

Further details are available on INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

 
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

Click HERE to view and listen to the webinar recording. Download Slides.

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        https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qWAK3HfETnM9TBuVALMUIvuD-o4-Dashv5l_l4E0IH0/viewform

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 coeut@iitm.ac.in 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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