Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 1914


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 1, 1914 – ISSN 1529-1057

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 ITS World Congress

This is no April Fool’s joke – registration has 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. Learn more by visiting 

If you’re excited for the World Congress, we want to reward that enthusiasm! Register between 
April 1-30 to be one of three lucky winners of $500 in airfare. Please see our site for full details.


AVIATION

1) Asiana Says Boeing 777s Need Cockpit Warnings for Speed
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Australia to Deploy Flying Air Traffic Controller for Aircraft Search
Link to AP article:

3) Bayonne, Jersey City Officials Say Port Authority Gave Almost No Notice of Increased Air Traffic
Link to article in The Jersey Journal:

4) FAA Calls for More Information for Parents on Child Safety Seats
Link to article in the Wichita Business Journal:

5) Indian Airlines Get On Board for Wi-Fi
Link to article in The Hindu:

6) Art of Noise: Why Sound is a Valuable Tool for Safety and Comfort at Airports
Link to article in Airport World:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

7) Denso Camera Tech Detects Distracted Walking
Link to article on CNET:

CAMERAS

8) South Dakota Will Shield Residents from Out-of-State Traffic Cameras
Link to article in U.S. News & World Report:

GPS / NAVIGATION

9) 'Significant' Solar Flare May Affect Communications, GPS on Wednesday
Link to article in Computerworld:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

10) ITS Podcast: Computer Vision to Automatically Maintain Traffic Signs and Panels
Link to IEEE podcast:

OTHER

11) Intel to Turn Dublin Into World's First 'Internet of Things' City
Link to article on Silicon Republic:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

12) Media Asked to Leave Aviation Conference Session in Malaysia
Link to article in The Sun:

13) US DOT Needs Your Input on 2014 OpenGov Plan
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

14) Revitalized FMCSA Website Puts Service Front and Center
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

RAILROADS

15) Amtrak's CIO Changes the IT Culture in the First 100 Days
Link to article in Forbes:

SAFETY / SECURITY

16) IATA Asks Governments to Use Passenger Data for Security Screenings
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:
Link to news release

17) App Allows Parents, Employers to Prohibit Texting While Driving
Link to story on WLKY-TV:

18) Emergency Management: There's an App for That
Link to article in Emergency Management:

TRANSIT

19) Sound Transit Seeks Help Designing Pictograms for New Stations
Link to article on seattlepi:

20) PATCO Troubles Unite Commuters on Social Media
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

21) Idaho Transportation Department Rolls Out Traveler Services 511 App
Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:
Link to news release

22) Scottsdale, Arizona's New Traffic Center Opens
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Presentations – IBTTA Annual Meeting – International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association


Upcoming Events
Webinar: New Features of the Trajectory Conversion Algorithm Version 2 Software – April 9


Today in Transportation History    
1954 **60th anniversary** Wichita Municipal Airport opened to commercial flights at its new location.

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