Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters have joined together to proudly host the ITS 3C Summit meeting September 14-17 in Mobile, Alabama. The highly anticipated premier regional meeting is projected to bring together over 700 transportation industry professionals, local and state officials, engineers, planners, and emergency management personnel from across the southeast. The program will feature informative technical sessions, challenging discussions, advanced training, technical tours, an innovative technology showcase, and of course, some networking and social events you don’t want to miss! Additionally, DOT directors from across the southeast will gather for a DOT CEO roundtable to discuss important industry topics and share their state’s respective experiences. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website www.its3csummit.com

Register Today! Event early bird rates, discounted hotel rates and exhibitor opportunities expire at the end of July. Check out the website for the latest news and event updates. See you in Mobile! 


1) Anniston, Alabama Airport Needs Grant for Signage Upgrades
Link to article in The Anniston Star:

2) Detroit Metro Airport Ranked Highest in US in Wi-Fi Speed
Link to story on WWJ Radio:
Link to news release

3) The Single European Sky: 'We Have a Problem'
Link to commentary on Euractiv:

4) Senator Schatz: FAA Backs Honolulu's Ban on Aerial Advertising
Link to blog on Honolulu Civil Beat:


5) Ohio Buys 'Blimp in a Box' for Surveillance
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


6) Study: Travelers' Use of Personal Electronic Devices Rising Sharply
Link to article in Metro:
Link to study


7) Minnesota Study Reveals Public Misperceptions About Local Transportation Issues
Link to blog on Crossroads:

8) Emails Reveal Feds and Rail Companies Pressured States to Keep Oil-by-Rail Information Secret
Link to DeSmogBlog:


9) Rail Operators Strive to Keep Up with Demand for Train Wi-Fi
Link to article in the International Railway Journal:


10) Red Alert App Warns of Imminent Missile Attacks in Israel
Link to article in Computerworld:

11) Colorado DOT Takes on Selfies in Driving Course
Link to article in The Denver Post:


12) Newsletter from Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) Task Force of Metro Atlanta
Link to newsletter:


13) UK Public Transport Bodies: Producing Lots of Data, Not Necessarily Making the Most of It
Link to article in New Statesman:

14) New York's CDTA Gets 'Smart'
Link to story on WAMC Radio:

15) How Do Trains in the Netherlands Show Which Cars Have Empty Seats?
Link to article in Government Technology:


16) Iowa Officials Hope to Entice Driverless Vehicle Makers
Link to article in the Iowa City Press-Citizen:

17) Hacking Experts Build Device to Protect Cars from Cyber Attacks
Link to Reuters article:

18) Verizon on the Connected Car: Location is Key
Link to article on ZDNet:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1894 **110th anniversary** The world's first motoring competition took place between Paris and Rouen, France.

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