Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 1, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 ITS World Congress

Join ITS America and 10,000 transportation professionals, engineers, planners, business leaders, innovators, elected officials and public agency representatives from the U.S. and around the 
world as they gather for the 2014 ITS World Congress. This year’s event will feature 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 www.itsworldcongress.org.
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AVIATION

1) FAA Computer Problems Delays Flights in the West
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Traffic Control Glitches Rarer as FAA Upgrades System
Link to article in USA Today:

3) EU Moves to Simplify Aviation Safety Rules
Link to article in American Shipper:

4) How Can Airlines and Airports Get the Most Value from Wearable Technology?
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

5) Using Performance Art to Alert Drivers to Look Out for Pedestrians
Link to story on WUWM Radio:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

6) E-ZPass Sensor Snafu Caused Overcharges, Maine Turnpike Says
Link to story on WMTW-TV:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

7) IEEE ITS Podcast with Hesham Rakha of Center for Sustainable Mobility at VTTI
Link to podcast:

OTHER

8) Air and Sea Travel Problems Ease in UK After IT Fault
Link to BBC News story:

9) Ethics Violation Alleged Over Massachusetts DOT Email on Gas-Tax Law
Link to State House News Service article:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) How the FAA Grounds Freedom of Information Requests About Drones
Link to article on Motherboard:

ROADWAYS

11) Level Crossings – Can Road Users Detect Them in Time?
Link to article in Nordic Road and Transport Research:

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) Senator Calls for Stricter Checks on TWIC Card Applicants
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

13) Report: Texting Blamed for Increase in Pedestrian Deaths on Kansas City Roads
Link to story on KSHB-TV:
Link to report

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

14) Ridesharing Makes Friends in Some Jurisdictions, Enemies in Others
Link to article in Government Technology:

TELEMATICS

15) Car-Tracking Data Devices to Go Under Microscope in New Canadian Study
Link to CBC News story:

TRANSIT

16) Bringing Transit Info to the Masses
Link to interview in TheTransitWire:

17) Articles from the Journal of Public Transportation
 -  Forecasting Mobile Ticketing Adoption on Commuter Rail
 -  Engaging Transit Riders in Public Awareness Programs

18) How New York's Subway Signs Came to Be
Link to article in The New Yorker:

VEHICLES

19) CITI Truck Driver Warning Initiative in Australia Seen as Springboard
Link to article in Australasian Transport News:

20) General Motors on Using Cellular Communications to Drive V2X Adoption
Link to podcast on Telematics Update:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum – June 17-19 – Yreka, California


Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** Streetcars ended service in Ottawa.

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