Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 19, 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 May 14, 2014.

Learn more about the ITS World Congress by visiting


1) Seven Ways the New Google Maps Can Make Your Travels Easier
Link to article in Condé Nast Traveler:


2) Tampa Port Authority to Spend Federal Funds for New Security System
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:


3) Journalist Sues Connecticut Police Who Questioned Drone Use
Link to AP article:


4) San Francisco Takes Step Forward in Education for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Drivers
Link to article in the San Francisco Examiner:

5) Filling the Pothole Story
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

6) Why is It Still So Hard to Find Out How States Are Spending Transportation Money?
Link to Streetsblog USA:


7) Belgian Bill Advances for English Traffic Signs
Link to article on Expatica:


8) Chicago Transit Authority Plans Wireless Upgrade
Link to AP article:

9) Breckenridge Free Ride Transit System Introduces New Technology
Link to article in the Summit Daily:

10) RideScout: The Kayak of Transportation Apps
Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:


11) Technology Keeps Race-Day Traffic Moving in Florida
Link to article in The Daytona Beach News-Journal:

12) 511 Launched by Mississippi DOT
Link to story on WLOX-TV:
Link to news release


13) Lobby Fight to Decide if Airwaves Talk to Cars or People
Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
13th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering – February 25-26 – Tehran, Iran

Today in Transportation History    
1819 **195th anniversary** British captain William Smith was the first European to spot the South Shetland Islands.

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