Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 22, 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) AirPooler Challenges FAA Ridesharing Decision
Link to article in Flying:


2) 17,000 New Jersey Red Light Camera Fines Dismissed Because Drivers Never Got the Tickets
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


3) Galileo Takes Another Step Toward Completion
Link to EFE article:


4) To the Lighthouse and Buoys, with Toolboxes and Bulbs
Link to article in The New York Times:


5) Daytona: From Aging Track to High-Tech Motorsports Mecca
Link to article on Gizmodo:


6) Anchorage, Alaska Launches Site to Track Road Projects, Special Events
Link to article on Alaska Dispatch:


7) FRA Issues Final Rule on PTC Implementation
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


8) Japan to Install 'Smart' Traffic Lights Throughout Cambodia's Capital
Link to article on Next City:


9) National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training in Danville, Kentucky
Link to story on WTVQ-TV:


10) Transit Startup Bridj Facing Regulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Link to article on BetaBoston:

11) Real-Time Data Shows New Jersey Transit Buses Even Later than Suspected
Link to article in The Record:


12) Anoka County, Minnesota to Set Up Command Center to Monitor Traffic
Link to article in the Anoka County UnionHerald:

13) San Diego Adds Bluetooth Tracking to Surveillance Roster
Link to article on VPN Creative:
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14) Carmakers Put Apple's CarPlay in the Slow Lane
Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
If you've ever ridden the New York City subways in the summer you know how brutally hot it can get in the stations. Fortunately, there's now a way to take advantage of that heat.

Upcoming Events
ION GNSS+ 2014 – September 8-12 – Tampa, Florida

Today in Transportation History    
1834 **180th anniversary** Samuel Pierpont Langley, an aviation pioneer, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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