Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America Calling For Papers, Special Interest Session Proposals for 2014 ITS World Congress

The 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems & ITS America Annual Meeting, to be held Sept. 7-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan is a major forum for academic and scientific excellence in the ITS industry. If you have undertaken research on an advanced topic in Intelligent Transportation Systems, the World Congress International Program Committee formally invites you to submit your findings in the form of a paper or proposal for a special interest session to be presented in Detroit.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014. Approved submissions will automatically be considered for publication in one of three noted ITS journals, namely: The Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, or the International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Learn more about World Congress Program Submissions here, and by visiting www.itsworldcongress.org,  or contact ITS America’s Program Coordinator Morgan Ouellette mouellette@itsa.org.


1) Los Angeles Airport Board Endorses Once-Controversial LAX Advertising Deal
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:


2) E-Tolls Lead to South Africa Traffic Jams
Link to BBC News story:


3) 'Future of Transportation' Hackathon Planned in Cambridge, Massachusetts this Month
Link to article in the Boston Business Journal:

4) Brain Study: Men Better at Reading Maps, Women Better at Multitasking
Link to AFP article:

5) Latest Issue of Intertraffic World
Link to magazine:


6) Does Shaming Bad Drivers Reform Them?
Link to blog from Insurance.com:


7) New York Crash Could Add Pressure on Railroads to Adopt New Safety Technology
Link to story on NBC News:
Link to New York MTA statement on Positive Train Control: http://goo.gl/IiwlDd


8) How Transportation Education Can Help Ensure Student Safety When Commuting to University of Oregon Campus
Link to article in the Daily Emerald:


9) Canberra Taxi Drivers Strike Over GPS-Guided Booking System
Link to article in The Canberra Times:


10) Honda Revamps Its Link Connected Car System, Making It Very iPhone Friendly
Link to article on GigaOM:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/CMJi4A

11) Broadcaster Traffic Consortium Expands Number of Broadcasters, Markets Covered
Link to article in Radio:


12) Madison, Wisconsin Transit System in Middle of Battle Over PETA Ads
Link to story on WITI-TV:

13) City of Phoenix Attorney Argues Against Political Ads on Bus Shelters, Benches
Link to article in the East Valley Tribune:

14) Melbourne Tries Again for Real-Time Bus Tracking
Link to article on iTnews:

15) Building a Better Minneapolis Bus Stop
Link to blog in the Star Tribune:


16) North Dakota DOT's Smartphone App Proves Popular
Link to article in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead:
Link to additional information: http://www.dot.nd.gov/travelinfo/ndroads.htm


17) California DMV Drafts First Regulations on Self-Driving Cars
Link to story on KION-TV:

18) US Senator Seeks Information on Carmaker Efforts to Thwart Hackers
Link to article on 4-traders:

19) Mercedes Aims for Young Buyers with New Online Retail Outlet
Link to article in automotiveIT:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit – Maximizing Real-Time and Schedule Data Use and Investments – December 5

Today in Transportation History    
1838 **175th anniversary** Cleveland Abbe, a meteorologist who developed a system of telegraphic weather reports and the first head of the US Weather Bureau, was born in New York City.

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