Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

There are less than 30 days until the ITS 3C Summit, so now is time to register for this one-of-a-kind event! The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14-17 in Mobile, Alabama. With the theme “Combined Intelligence – Working Together for Smarter Transportation,” attendees will get a firsthand account of the future of transportation technology.  A few highlights of the conference include a DOT CEO Roundtable featuring DOT directors from across the southeast, a Connected Vehicles panel discussion and ITS - End User's Perspectives and Applications General Session.   Speakers invited to those sessions include executives from USDOT, Nissan, UMTRI, FDOT, Coca-Cola, Red Classic and IBM. Attendees and guests are invited to board the famed USS Alabama battleship for a networking event that’s sure to impress. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a tour of the highly secure international AUSTAL Ship Building Facility along with the Alabama Department of Transportation Mobile Traffic Management Center (TMC) and Tunnel Facility.  If you have already registered, begin planning your conference experience by signing up for breakout sessions, training workshops, technical tours, and networking activities. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The ITS 3C Summit is an invaluable learning experience for any transportation professional and an exciting opportunity to join other industry leaders in sharing new ideas and forging lasting partnerships in a fun and relaxing learning environment. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website   See you soon!


1) Investors Eager to Hear Pitches from Automotive Tech Pioneers at ITS World Congress
Link to blog in Crain's Detroit Business:

2) ITS World Congress 2014 eNewsletter – Preview 1
Link to newsletter from ITS International:


3) IBTTA President Previews Upcoming Annual Meeting and Exposition
Link to story on IBTTA Radio:

4) Tel Aviv University to Open Institute on Transportation Innovation
Link to article in The Jerusalem Post:

5) US DOT CIO Leading a Turnaround Mission
Link to article in CIO:

6) Five US Cities Using Technology to Become Smart and Connected
Link to blog in Forbes:

7) Articles from August Issue of Catalyst


8) Partnership Provides Real-Time Truck Parking System
Link to article in Traffic Technology International:


9) Johannesburg Roads Agency Claims Progress on Out-of-Service Traffic Lights
Link to article on IOL Motoring:

10) Germany Trials Green Markings on Three-Lane Highways
Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

11) Ohio DOT Celebrates Inventor of Edge Line Machine
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


12) Fake Brewing Company Part of Michigan's Crackdown on Drunken Driving
Link to story on WDIV-TV:


13) The Responder – August 2014
Link to newsletter:


14) The Man Who Keeps Reading Buses on the Move
Link to article in the Reading Post:

15) Three Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data
Link to article on CityLab:


16) Levi's Stadium, Ready for First 49ers Game Sunday, Rolls Out Beefed-Up Traffic Plan
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

17) Electronic Signs Ease Traffic in Southend, UK
Link to article in the Echo:


18) Security, Spectrum in the Connected Vehicle
Link to article in GPS World:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
If you decide to run from the police, you may want to try somewhere other than Dubai.

Upcoming Events
Michigan Rail Conference – August 26-27 – Warren, Michigan

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1914 **100th anniversary** The Panama Canal opened.

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