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Posted 1/18/2011

Please click on the link below for the short bios 2011 ATPIO board of directors nominatins.


Nominations Short Bios

Posted 12/28/2010

King County Metro Transit (headquartered in Seattle, Washington) is filling one existing vacancy and generating a list of eligible candidates to fill the Transit Supervisor position.


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Posted 9/10/2010

The Association of Transportation Professionals of Indian Origin (ATPIO), with the support of the International Road Federation (IRF) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), is proud to bring you the First International Symposium on Advances in Transport Sustainability (ISATS) to be hosted at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus in beautiful Arizona. ATPIO is pleased to launch this series of symposia with a view to addressing one of the greatest challenges confronting transportation professionals worldwide.


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Posted 5/20/2010

The TPMDC series of international workshop started in December 1996 focusing on the emerging trends in transportation systems engineering suitable for developing countries. Since then seven international workshops have been conducted every alternate year. Over these years the TPMDC has emerged a coveted platform for the practitioners and researchers where state-of-the-art planning and implementation strategies were explored, discussed, and debated in its technological,
social, economic, and fiscal dimensions..


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Posted 3/25/2010

The Conference on Infrastructure Sustainable, Transportation, and Urban Planning (CISTUP) is intended to serve as a forum where experts can get together to discuss latest developments, identify key issues, and challenges.


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Posted 12/10/2009

The 2010 Urban Mobility India conference focus on "Accessible and Inclusive Cities", and aims to facilitate meaningful dialogue around issues such as "Accessibility and "Walkability" as planning paradigms for creation of liveable cities in India.


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Posted 12/10/2009

The ATPIO Annual Meeting, followed by a Reception, will be held in the Maryland-A Room of Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010.


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Special AASHTO Session at TRB (AASHTO India Tour)


Posted 11/02/2009

The Board of Directors of the Association of Transportation Professionals of Indian Origin (ATPIO) cordially invites you to an open competition to design a new logo for our Association. This logo will feature prominently on the ATPIO website and will form part of all official ATPIO business related matters, correspondence and emails. The central theme of the logo is to capture the essence of our organization, its relation to all modes of transportation and our underlying connection to India.

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Posted 09/20/2009

The 2009 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in transportation research and education. Sinha has made important, wide-ranging research contributions in the areas of highway infrastructure performance, rehabilitation, and safety; headed a vibrant civil engineering education and research program at Purdue University; and provided expert guidance that has shaped infrastructure management systems and practices used throughout the nation and the world.

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Posted 08/27/2009

The first in the ATPIO webinar series "Promise of Nanotechnology for Transportation Industry," is scheduled for 7:00 - 8:00 PM (EST) on October 15, 2009.


The evolving field of nanotechnology has the potential to make a profound impact on our transportation industry and many other aspects of our life. We are fortunate that Dr S. P. Shah of Northwestern University and Dr. Paramita Mondal of University of Illinois have agreed to make presentations at this webinar.

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Posted 08/26/2009

The Institute of Urban Transport (IUT) India is organizing a Conference & Exhibition on Urban Mobility on December 3 - 5, 2009 in New Delhi, India.


IUT was established in May, 1997 to promote, encourage and coordinate the state of the art of urban transport including planning, development, operation, education, research and management and also to organize lectures, seminars, workshop, conferences, etc on subjects pertaining to urban transport.


The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, is the ex-officio President of the Institute and its Governing Council has members from various premier organizations connected with Urban Transport.

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Posted 07/29/2009

The Indo-US Workshop on "Recent Advances in Highways and Airport Pavement Engineering" will be held ai Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, August 7-8, 2009. This workshop is jointly hosted by IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and University of Texas, El Paso, as part of a Joint Networked Center project, funded by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

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Posted 01/01/2009

ATPIO Annual Meeting will be organized on January 11, 2009, Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00pm. The venue for the meeting is Marriott, Room B4.

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Posted 10/23/2008

The First and the Largest Exhibition cum Conference on Public Transport in India ‘Urban Mobility India’ is going to be organized with active support from the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and Institute of Urban Transport India to discuss various aspects of urban transport from 3rd to 5th December 2008 to coincide with launch of the JnNURM. The aim of this conference is to bring together all the Technologies and Service providers from all fields of urban transport including Pedestrian, NMV, Metro, Bus, BRTS, LRT, Trams, Parking and ITS etc as well as various International and National experts, policy makers and implementers under one roof.

The conference details are available at Click here to download brochure.


Posted 08/04/2008

The Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology and Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering in collaboration with the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation have organized an International Seminar-cum-Workshop on "BRT Systems in India and Abroad" from 24th to 26th September, 2008 at Visakhapatnam , India . Administrator James Simpson of the Federal Transit Administration is scheduled to speak on the first day of the seminar (September 24). Information about Seminar/Workshop is available at the following websites:;; and


Posted 06/17/2008

The 12th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) will be held in Jaipur, India from Dec 13 - Dec 18, 2009. The IATBR Conference series is recognized worldwide as the premier occasion for networking with fellow travel behaviour researchers, sharing cutting-edge research and development through high-impact presentations, learning about the latest techniques in the field, and defining the research agenda for the profession. More...


Abstract submission is now open. View the Call for abstracts. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 31, 2008

Posted 05/30/2008

Transportation Engineering Division Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras is organizing an International Workshop on Best Practices to Relieve Congestion on Mixed-Traffic Urban Streets in Developing Countries (BPRCM-2008). The workshop is scheduled from 12 September to 14 Spetember, 2008. More...


Details of the workshop (pdf)


Posted 12/20/2007

A meeting of the General Body of ATPIO is scheduled to take place 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Marriott Hotel in the McKinley Room, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. The meeting agenda has been posted at the Meetings section of this site. A delegation from the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, has been invited to participate in the meeting. The delegation includes Shri M. Ramachandran, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development; Shri S.K. Lohia, Director, Urban Transport, MOUD; Principal Urban Development Secretaries of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and West Bengal; and Municipal Commissioners of Ahmedabad and Pune.