Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 9, 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. 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.


1) LAX Officials Work on Ways to Improve Communication During an Emergency
Link to article in the Los Angeles Daily News:

2) FAA Releases Easier-to-Read Digital Charts
Link to article in Flying:

3) FAA Should Improve Usability of Its Online Application System and Clarity of the Pilot's Medical Form
Link to report from US Government Accountability Office:


4) Garmin's Latest Bike Computer Talks to Your Gear Shifter
Link to article on Engadget:

5) The PBIC Messenger – Spring 2014
Link to newsletter from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center:


6) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – April 2014
Link to newsletter:


7) New York State DOT Officials Excluding Public from I-81 Rebuild Meetings
Link to article in The Post-Standard:


8) Audit: Louisiana Needs to Improve Record of Bridge Inspections
Link to AP article:

9) New York City DOT to Review Signs Across City in Wake of Fatal Crash
Link to story on NY1:


10) New York City Launches Work Zone Watch Program
Link to article in the Epoch Times:

11) SafetyHAT: A Transportation System Safety Hazard Analysis Tool
Link to further information from US DOT:


12) Vancouver Transit Users Will Soon Have New App Against Harassment
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

13) Singapore's LTA Awards Contract for Intelligent Bus Management System
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

14) Aide to New York Governor Urges MTA to Review Advertising Standards
Link to article in the Daily News:


15) Command Center Will Monitor Pulaski Skyway Closure in New Jersey
Link to article in The Jersey Journal:


16) Keeping Truck Drivers Connected
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Transportation Management Center Operation Services – New York State DOT

Upcoming Events
Public Meeting & Webinar: Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program – April 30 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** NASA publicly introduced the Mercury Seven, the original group of American astronauts.

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