Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The USDOT is hosting a one-day community transportation workshop in conjunction with the National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference on August 26, 2014 in Branson, Missouri. The workshop aims to promote knowledge transfer and information sharing of innovative community transportation practices and the use of ITS and connected vehicle technologies to enhance individual mobility.  The workshop will also include updates on the Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA), Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI), and Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) programs. To view the agenda and registration information, click here


1) South African Transport Minister Blames Cyber Attacks for E-Toll Billing Problems
Link to article in Business Day:


2) Articles from VTT Impulse
 -  Transport Gets Smart (Page 30)
 -  Intelligent Transport: A Trump Card for Finnish Export (page 46)


3) Transportation Gets Social
Link to article in Public Roads:


4) Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Humorous Ads on Chicago Transit
Link to article in RedEye:

5) Photographing the 'Most Beautiful Subway System in the World'
Link to article on PetaPixel and story on BBC News:


6) Toronto Unveils Upgraded Transportation Operations Center
Link to story on Global News:

7) Regional Transportation Management Center Expected to Open Next Year in Jacksonville, Florida
Link to article in the Financial News & Daily Record:


8) Boston a Big Test for Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

9) How Ford Plans to Win the Future Like a Software Company
Link to article on TechRepublic:

10) Why We Need Tesla and Google
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

Upcoming Events
US DOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest – August 5-7 – Farmington Hills, Michigan

Today in Transportation History    
1999 **15th anniversary** An All Nippon Airways flight was hijacked over Japan. The captain, Naoyuki Nagashima, was killed but the flight landed safely.

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