Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The highly anticipated ITS 3C Summit is just around the corner! With less than 60 days until the premier regional meeting, event deadlines are quickly approaching. Register for the event by TOMORROW to secure the discounted rate. This Friday, August 1, is the last day to reserve an exhibit booth, and discounted hotel rates will expire August 14. The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14 -  17 in Mobile, Alabama. Join fellow transportation industry professionals, local and state officials, engineers, planners, and emergency management personnel from across the southeast for a jam-packed event. The program will feature informative technical sessions, challenging discussions, advanced training, technical tours, an innovative technology showcase, and of course some networking and social event you don’t want to miss! Additionally, DOT CEO directors from across the southeast will gather for a DOT CEO roundtable to discuss important industry topics and share their state’s respective experiences. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website www.its3csummit.com.   See you soon!


AVIATION

1) Aviation Industry Seeks Information for Places to Avoid
Link to article in USA Today:

2) FAA Wants Angle-of-Attack Systems in General Aviation Aircraft
Link to article from AOPA:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) US-Canadian Bridges in Niagara Falls Area to Start Taking E-ZPass on August 11
Link to article in the Niagara Gazette:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) Taking a Smart Approach to Tackling Urban Gridlock
Link to commentary in Gulf News:

OTHER

5) Latest Issue of Texas Transportation Researcher Focuses on Connected Roads
Link to publication:

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) Technology that Could Save You from a Truck Wreck
Link to story on CNBC:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

7) Colorado Traffic Operations Center a Busy Place During Heavy Rain Storms
Link to story on KDVR-TV:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) Apple Wins Patent for Crowd-Sourced Traffic Navigation
Link to article on CNET:

VEHICLES

9) Driverless Cars Set to Hit UK Roads
Link to article on MarketWatch:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
ITS California Annual Meeting and Exhibition – October 14-16 – Santa Clara, California


Today in Transportation History    
1969 **45th anniversary** President Richard Nixon made his first visit to South Vietnam as president.  

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION
1) Malaysia Airlines Considering Name Change
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

2) US House Passes Bill for ‘Transparent’ Airline Ticket Prices
Link to article in The Hill:

3) Helsinki Airport Tracks You to Sell More, Reduce Jams
Link to Bloomberg article:
4) EU Project Aimed at Making Airports ‘Smarter and Greener’
Link to article in the Prague Post:
MARITIME
5) Russia Devises Unique Monitoring Technology for Ports
Link to RIA Novosti article:
6) China Keeps Fishing Fleet Connected in Disputed Waters
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:

7) Surveillance Integration and ‘Connected Ship’ Ambitions
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:

OTHER
8) RideScout CEO Sees a ‘Right-Pricing’ Transportation Revolution
Link to article in Roll Call:
9) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Tells Store to Stop Selling Items with World Trade Center, Names of Lincoln and Holland Tunnels
Link to article in The New York Times:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
10) Delay Denied for US Auto Recall  Database; Launch Set for August
Link to article in The Detroit News:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) New Minnesota Law Reduces Speed Limits, Clarifies Signs Near Work Zones
Link to article in the the Star Tribune:
TRANSIT
12) SkyTrain Sexual Assault Ads Pulled by Vancouver Transit Police
Link to story on CBC News:
13) Opal Cards and Your Privacy
Link to article from Choice:

14) What Should DC Metro Blue Line Passengers See on Platform Signs?
Link to column in The Washington Post:

News Releases


Solicitation
Call for Abstracts - ITS New Jersey Annual Meeting
Today in Transportation History
1914 **100th anniversary** The first voice test of the transcontinental telephone line was made between New York and San Francisco.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, July 28, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION
1) How Israel Convinced Airlines Ben Gurion Airport is Safe
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

2) Delta Investigates After Pilot Rants to Atlanta Air Traffic Controller
Link to story on WSB-TV:
3) Changi Airport Group’s Success with Connected Travelers
Link to article in Airport World:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS
4) Maps May be Coming for Pedestrians in Staunton, Virginia
Link to story on WHSV-TV:
5) Apps Might Improve Bicycle Safety
Link to article on Engadget:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING
6) Maine Turnpike Authority Rules Out All-Electronic Tolling in York
Link to article in The York Weekly:
MARITIME
7) Cruising High Seas, Engineers Detect Fake GPS Signals
Link to article in the Cornell Chronicle:
OTHER
8) Text and Ride in India
Link to article in The New York Times:
9) Finding a Sponsor for Your Commute
Link to article on OZY:

PARKING
10) Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions
Link to article in Government Technology:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
11) ‘Century Crunch’ Warnings Appear to be Working in Los Angeles
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
12) New Website Helps Minnesotans ‘Get Connected’ to MnDOT
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

SAFETY / SECURITY
13) Auto Industry Trade Group Offers Free Window Decals Warning of Hot Car Dangers for Kids
Link to AP article:

TRANSIT
14) The Brooklynite Who Brought the Joys of a Transit Countdown Timer Into His Home
Link to blog in The Village Voice:
VEHICLES
15) How Many Ways Can You Connect a Car?
Link to article on RCR Wireless News:
16) Connected Cars Will Monitor Drivers for Signs of Fatigue
Link to article in FutureStructure:

17) Music Industry Wants Royalties from Carmakers. It Won’t Get Them
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

News Releases
Today in Transportation History
1914 **100th anniversary** World War I began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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