1. Responsibility of COTA Technical Committee
- Promoting academic exchange and collaborations among transportation professionals overseas and in China.
- Promoting COTA through academic and outreach activities.
- Assisting in the development and implementation (e.g. review papers, invite speakers, and organize sessions) of the COTA Conference International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP) program, COTA Winter Symposiums, COTA International Workshops, and other COTA activities.
2. Setting up of a COTA Technical Committee
COTA Technical Committees are set up for specific technical areas. To set up a Technical Committee, a proposal supported by the COTA President and at least two other COTA BOD members needs to be presented at a COTA BOD meeting. A two-thirds majority of COTA BOD endorsement is needed to approve the setup of a Technical Committee.
3. Technical Committee Chair
COTA Technical Committee Chairs are appointed by the COTA President upon the recommendation of the COTA Academic Committee. Chairs provide oversight and manage the responsibilities assigned to their respective committee.
- A chair is the main point of contact between committee members and COTA BODs.
- Chairs lead their respectively committee to aid in the development of the CICTP program, COTA Winter Symposiums, COTA International Workshops, and other COTA activities.
- Committee chairs serve a three-year term. Committee chairs may apply for a second three-year term at the end of the first term and may continue to serve a second three-year term upon the approval of COTA President.
4. Technical Committee Members
COTA Technical Committee Members are appointed by the COTA President upon the recommendation of the COTA Technical Committee Chairs and the endorsement of the COTA Academic Committee Chair.
- Committee members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
- At the end of each term, the committee should rotate at least one-third of members.
- Technical committee should include members of different background and has a balanced geographic representation, and a balanced representation of academia, governmental, and industrial background.