Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 9, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Only One Month Left to Submit Your Special Interest Session Proposals and Scientific and Technical Papers for the 2014 ITS World Congress

The 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems & ITS America Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. If you have undertaken research on an advanced topic in Intelligent Transportation Systems, the World Congress International Program Committee encourages you to submit your findings in the form of a paper or proposal for a Special Interest Session.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014, leaving you with just over a month to get your suggestions in. Approved submissions will be presented at the ITS World Congress in Detroit and automatically be considered for publication in one of three noted ITS journals, namely: The Journal of Intelligent Transportation SystemsIET Intelligent Transport Systems, or the International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems

Learn more about World Congress Program Submissions here, and by visiting, or contact ITS America’s Program Coordinator Morgan Ouellette at  #ITSWC14


1) Collaborative Decision-Making Important to Enhance Passenger Experience
Link to article in Airport World:

2) Putting the Intelligence into Airports
Link to blog in Gulf Business:


3) Washtenaw County (Michigan) Road Commission Traffic Cameras Could Soon Be Used By Law Enforcement
Link to article on The Ann Arbor News:


4) Florida DOT District Four ITS Quarterly Newsletter – December 2013
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5) Gulf Traffic Expo Kicks Off in Dubai
Link to article on Trade Arabia:


6) George Washington Bridge Manager Testifies He Was Ordered Not to Tell Fort Lee of Unannounced Lane Closures
Link to article on PolitickerNJ:


7) US Senators Call for Cameras Pointed at Railroad Tracks, Engineers
Link to AP article:
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8) Metro-North to Enhance Engineer/Conductor Communications, Add New Signal Protection
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9) Time-Lapse Video of Track Repairs at Metro-North Derailment Site
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10) India to Launch Panic Button on Public Transport, Mobiles
Link to article on ZDNet:

11) Thai Public Buses, Vans to Add GPS
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

12) Apps Try to Monitor, Tame Texting Drivers
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

13) Safetynet – Fall 2013
 -  Technology Can Help Create Safer Roads (page 3)
 -  2013 Traffic Safety Conference Draws Upon Multiple Perspectives (page 5)


14) Ottawa Plans to Use QR Code Transfer Slips
Link to article in the Ottawa Sun:


15) Cebu City, Philippines Traffic Management Wants Schedule of Brownouts
Link to article in the Sun.Star:


16) Bill Ford on the New Golden Age of Automotive Innovation
Link to article on GigaOM:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Managed Lane Access Issues – December 17

Today in Transportation History    
1508 **505th anniversary** Gemma Frisius, a Flemish cartographer and mathematician, was born in Dokkum, Friesland.  He was the first to use triangulation for map-making.

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