Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 29, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

With the Labor Day holiday upon us, it means the ITS 3C Summit is right around the corner!  Take advantage of this joint meeting and gain a broader perspective on the ITS industry and learn more about the future of transportation technology.  Register today! The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14 -  17 in Mobile, Alabama. Highly anticipated general sessions include a DOT CEO Roundtable featuring DOT directors from ten states across the southeast as well as Connected Vehicles and ITS - End User's Perspectives and Applications panel discussions. The expansive Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest and greatest in ITS from over 50 exhibitors. To round out each day’s conference activities, networking events with a local flair will be offered, including an evening aboard the famed USS Alabama, Casino Night benefitting a local charity, and a Dueling Pianos sing-along social event.  If you have already registered for the ITS 3C Summit, remember to 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  Enjoy your holiday weekend, and we hope to see you in Mobile in two weeks!


1) American Airlines Fares Back on Orbitz After Deal
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2) Levi's Stadium Camera System Keeping Watchful Eye on Traffic, 49ers Fans
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3) Is Traffic Camera Technology Being Misused?
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4) Washington State DOT Mapping Construction 'Hot Spots'
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5) From Sensors to Big Data: Chicago is Becoming a Smart City
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6) National Institutes of Standards and Technology Kicks Off Round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge
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7) Highway Safety and Reliability Being Studied on a Virginia 'Smart Road'
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8) New York City Lawmakers Want More Transparency from MTA on Bedbugs
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9) Mixed Myki Message Causes Confusion in Victoria
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10) 'Smart' Car Group Promises Less Oil Use, Better Air
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11) Drivers Want Their Cars to Get to Know Them Better
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News Releases

Friday Bonus
I just hope a Lego bus doesn't pick you up here.

Upcoming Events
Iberian Congress of Parking and Mobility – September 18-19 – Lisbon

Today in Transportation History    
1919 **95th anniversary** Prince Edward Island in Canada lifted its ban on automobiles in the province.

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