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Dear COTA Members and Friends:

Happy New Year!

I am deeply honored to address you as the President of COTA for the term 2024-2026. It is with immense gratitude that I extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your unwavering support and active participation in various COTA endeavors throughout the years. As we embark upon this new chapter together, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to you and your families for a year filled with harmony and prosperity.

First and foremost, I must take a moment to acknowledge the exceptional leadership of Dr. Jianming Ma who served as President of COTA over the past two years. Under his guidance, COTA witnessed remarkable growth and advancement, and I am committed to building upon the solid foundation he has laid. Additionally, I extend my deepest appreciation to Dr. Care Wang, COTA’s past President, whose invaluable contributions during her tenure on the COTA Board of Directors have left an indelible mark on our organization. I also wish to express my gratitude to several esteemed board members whose terms concluded in January 2024, namely Dr. Jianwei Wang, Dr. Wei Fan, and Mr. Yang Liu. Their dedication and tireless efforts have been instrumental in shaping the success of COTA, and they deserve our utmost admiration and applause

Looking ahead, I am excited about the prospect of working closely with each of you to further elevate the COTA brand and enhance the myriad offerings it provides to our members. Together, we will continue to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive community, welcoming both existing and new members into our fold.

As we embark on this journey, I invite you to mark your calendars for several upcoming COTA activities, including our esteemed webinars and the highly anticipated 2024 COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP 2024), scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, China on July 23-26, 2024. Details about these events and more can be found on our COTA website (

Your input and feedback are invaluable to me as we chart the course forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have ideas, suggestions, or if you would like to play an active role in shaping the future of our organization.

Thank you once again for your unwavering commitment to COTA. Together, let us strive to make a meaningful impact and continue to uphold the legacy of excellence that defines our organization.

Wishing you all continued health, safety, and success in the year ahead.

Warm regards,

Guohui Zhang
President, COTA 2024-2026