Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Telematics for Fleet Management USA 2013 (November 20-21, Atlanta, GA) will discuss how to engage cross industry partners as consolidation and new technologies drastically change the landscape of fleet telematics.

Expert speakers confirmed include Donlen, Penske, Ryder, Daimler, Volvo, Telogis, Garmin, PeopleNet and FMCSA to name a few. The event will feature 200+ delegates, 30+ senior level speakers, 25+ business focused sessions, and 20+ hours of networking.
Key topics include ELD regulation, standardized platforms and data sets, green vehicles, autonomous freight, commercial insurance and key business model and service options to stay relevant in the changing market.


1) A Twitter Guide to Airports
Link to inforgraphic on The Huffington Post:


2) Social Bicycles Brings 'Smart' Bike-Share to Hoboken, New Jersey
Link to story on WNYC Radio's New Tech City:


3) Parkway West Travel Time Guides Give Pittsburgh-Area Motorists Fair Warning
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


4) Arctic Traffic Monitoring System Gets World Wildlife Fund Blessing
Link to article in Seatrade Global:


5) Reading Bible Aloud Outside California DMV Wasn't Illegal, Judge Rules
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

6) 'Kayak for Buses and Trains' Wanderu Raises $2.45 Million from Travel Experts
Link to article on VentureBeat:


7) Hawaii DOT Apologizes for Lack of Communication Over Kailua Landscape Project
Link to story on KHON-TV:

8) From a Customer's View: Iowa DOT's New Website
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


9) New Technology Making School Buses Safer
Link to article in The Monroe Monitor & Valley News:


10) Why It's So Complicated to Put Credit Card Readers in DC Taxis
Link to story from WAMU Radio:

11) Are E-Hail Apps Helping Minorities Get Cabs?
Link to story on WNYC Radio's New Tech City:


12) Hampton Roads, Virginia Bridges and Tunnels Aim to Better Coordinate Roadwork
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:


13) NHTSA Requires Carmakers to Offer Data About Recalls
Link to AP article:

14) NHTSA Still Working on Tire Labeling
Link to article in Tire Business:

15) Six Questions States Need to Ask About Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in Government Technology:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** Russian aviator Pyotr Nesterov performed the first 'dead loop.'

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