Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 4, 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) Judge Grants Access to Internal Review, FAA Inspector in Advance of Trial in 2009 Plane Crash
Link to AP article:

2) JetBlue Scores FAA Approval for Fly-Fi, May Launch Satellite Wi-Fi Next Month
Link to article on Engadget:

3) September/October Issue of Inflight Looks at On-Board Communications and Entertainment
Link to magazine:


4) How Lasers Will Give the US East Coast Precise New Post-Sandy Maps
Link to article on Nextgov:


5) Transportation Corridor Agencies' New App Could Provide $30 in Toll Credit
Link to article on Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch:


6) Keeping the World's Busiest Maritime Motorway Moving
Link to story on CNN's The Gateway:


7) Text-Sender Protection Bill to Be Introduced in New Jersey
Link to story on WKXW Radio:

8) California Abruptly Drops Plan to Implant RFID Chips in Driver’s Licenses
Link to article in Wired:


9) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Safety Video Urges Riders to 'Safely Bounce'
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

10) Charlotte Fights Its Anti-Transit Foes … with Infographics
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

11) Talking Bridges: Two Bridges, Two Wonderful Stories
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


12) Signaling – The Next Five Years
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:


13) TSA Adds Forbidden Articles to App
Link to article in FCW:


14) Study: Market for Ridesharing, For-Hire Vehicles 'Growing Rapidly' in Seattle
Link to article on GeekWire:


15) Columbia (Missouri) Transit Utilizes Real-Time GPS Tracking
Link to article in Columbia Business Times:

16) Google Maps Transit Available in Berlin and Brandenburg
Link to article on Telecompaper:


17) Subaru's Anti-Crash Feature Lures Japanese Seeking Safety
Link to Bloomberg article:

18) Mazda Develops System to Halt Car-Streetcar Collisions
Link to Kyodo article:

19) Google Tests Self-Driving Car at Virginia Tech's Smart Road
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:

20) Google's Map Features Find Their Way Into More Cars
Link to article in Forbes:

21) Now, Control Your Car with a Smartphone
Link to article in The Times of India:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – I-77 Active Traffic and Safety Management System – Virginia DOT
 -  Request for Proposals – I-64 Active Traffic and Safety Management System – Virginia DOT

Upcoming Events
carIT Conference – September 18 – Frankfurt

Today in Transportation History    
1923 **90th anniversary** The USS Shenandoah, the US Navy's first rigid airship, made its maiden flight.

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