Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 14, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 ITS World Congress

Registration has officially opened for the 2014 ITS World Congress! Join ITS America and 10,000 other transportation professionals in Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11. This World Congress boasts upwards of 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibitions, nearly 700 acres of transportation technology demonstrations from 30 different companies, more than 250 riveting programmatic panels, roundtables, and interactive town hall sessions, as well as numerous networking and social events with the industry’s elite throughout the week.
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If you're excited for the World Congress, we want to reward that enthusiasm! Register in the next two weeks for a chance to be one of three lucky winners of $500 in airfare. Registration must be completed by April 30. Please see our site for full details.


1) Faster Wi-Fi on Flights Leads to Battle in the Sky
Link to Reuters article:


2) New York City DOT Must Publicly Track Stats in Program to Cut Pedestrian Fatalities
Link to editorial in the Daily News:


3) New Long-Range Cameras Will Save Lives in Victoria By Detecting Dangerous Driving
Link to editorial in the Herald Sun:


4) French Team Up to Develop Geo-Location Without GPS
Link to article in EE Times Europe:


5) Belle Isle, Michigan Traffic to Go High-Tech for ITS World Congress
Link to article in Crain's Detroit Business:


6) FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Leans on Candor to Get His Message Across
Link to article in The Washington Post:


7) Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Make Debut in Netherlands
Link to article in Wired:
Link to story on NOS (with video):


8) Senator Wants US to Publish List of Airports with Lax Passport Screening
Link to story on WBBM Radio:


9) Technology Can Do for Taxis What It Has Done for Public Transport in New South Wales
Link to editorial in The Sydney Morning Herald:


10) Telematics Success 'Doesn't Happen Overnight' in Fleet Management
Link to article in Transport Topics:


11) Smart Public Transport Will Only Work if the Network Data is Truly Open
Link to story on Deutsche Welle:

12) Zoute Brings Its Real-Time Transit App to iPhone, More Markets
Link to article on TechCrunch:


13) Atlanta Traffic Reporting Legend Captain Herb Emory Dies
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


14) GM Replacing Head of Communications
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

15) Volkswagen Marketing VP on How Automaker Keeps It Products Fresh in Customers' Minds
Link to article in Automotive News Europe:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director of North American Sales and Marketing – Qvision – North America

 -  Call for Papers – 11th International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries

Upcoming Events
APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference – May 4-7 – Kansas City, Missouri

Today in Transportation History    
1944 **70th anniversary** A ship carrying explosives blew-up in Bombay Harbor. The blast killed 800 to 1,300 people.
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