Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 16, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS Georgia Annual Meeting and Expositions – September 15-17

Join transportation professionals from around the country and southeast for the 2013 Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia Annual Meeting and Expositions September 15 – 17 at beautiful Callaway Gardens, Georgia.  Scheduled speakers include Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden and ITS America CEO and President Scott Belcher.

Topics include: Rural ITS Solutions, Successful ITS Project Delivery, ITS Improvements for Arterials and, Improvements in Signals. Come see and try out the latest in ITS products from a wide variety of manufacturers and vendors.  For more information visit,


1) Self-Service Kiosks Speed Passport Line at O'Hare Airport
Link to AP article:

2) Use of Cellphones Banned in Operational Areas of Indian Airports
Link to Express News Service article:

3) US Navy to Locate Mission Control Center for Fleet of Maritime Patrol UAVs at Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:


4) Pricey San Francisco Bike Counter isn't as Reliable as Billed
Link to article in The Examiner:


5) Move Over, CB Radio: Trucker Apps Are Helping to Haul the Load
Link to article in The New York Times:


6) Top 10 Israeli Apps That Are Revolutionizing Your Journeys
Link to article on Israel21c:


7) Messaging for Engineering: From Research to Action
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Research Shows Fleets Can Risks of Driver Fatigue with Use of Multiple Technologies
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


9) Twitter Analysis Reveals Least Popular Rail Company in Britain
Link to article in The Daily Mail:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Stephen Colbert's unique take on TSA's expanded jurisdiction.

 -  Special Notice to Contractors – Installation and Integration of Video Wall System at ALDOT TMC – Alabama DOT

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Seminar: 2013 Supply Chain State of Logistics Report – August 21

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** The NASA M2-F1 made its first flight.  The craft was unpowered and the concept was later used in the Space Shuttle.

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