Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 3, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The 2014 ITS World Congress Calls on YOU for Transportation for Tomorrow

ITS America is looking to the future with the 2014 ITS World Congress. For the first time ever, we have launched our Transportation for Tomorrow: Inventors and Investors program. This two-part program will give young companies the opportunity to promote their most innovative ideas and technologies on the show floor through our Entrepreneurial Village, and also to present their best business plans to premier financial investment groups at our Investor Matching Event.

Emerging companies that are working to change the way America moves should consider submitting an application. Or, contact ITS America’s Sabrina Sussman for information on becoming a sponsor. Submissions are due by March 3, 2014.

Learn more about the ITS World Congress by visiting


1) US Airlines' On-Time Data is Incomplete, Report Says
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Clearing Green Bay, Wisconsin Airport Runways Requires Action, Communication
Link to article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette:


3) Intelligent Transportation Systems 2013: Connected Vehicles and Cooperative Systems, Volume 2
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) Will London's Parking Sensors Pass on User Data When They Park?
Link to article in Computer Business Review:


5) Michigan Law May Limit Growth of Digital Billboards
Link to AP article:

6) Drivers in Newport News, Virginia Say LED Traffic Signal Lights are Hard to See
Link to article in the Daily Press:


7) Senator Rockefeller Tries to Curb Distracted Driving with Summit
Link to Hearst Newspapers article:


8) New Metra Chief: We'll Improve Communications
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

9) Placing Digital Displays in Transit Venues
Link to article in Mass Transit:


10) Washington State DOT to Monitor Traffic Congestion with Bluetooth
Link to article in The News Tribune:


11) US DOT Clears the Road for Smart Cars
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release:

12) V2V: Cars Communicating to Prevent Crashes, Deaths, Injuries
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposal – Develop Mobile Smartphone App for Bus Tracker – Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

Upcoming Events
Speed Congress 2014 – May 7 – London

Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa took the lives of rock and rollers, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson.

1984 **30th anniversary** STS-41-B, the tenth NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the fourth flight of Challenger, was launched.

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