Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register now for CVTA’s 5th Annual Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle!

Join the conversation and take home brand-new insights on the toughest topics in the Connected Vehicle space!   Not only can you come find out what’s happening, you’ll also be part of figuring out what’s next!  Fellow thought leaders will include:  Automakers, Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers; Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, and Service Providers; Insurers, and State and Federal government officials.

This year’s event will be held on September 11th, 2014 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, co-located with the 14th ITS World Congress.  Summit attendees are eligible for discounted World Congress Exhibition and Demonstrations passes and hotel rates.  Register today at – summit attendance is limited to 150!


1) Official: FAA Will Endorse NextGen Priorities in October
Link to article on AINonline:


2) Online Community Helps Replace Stolen Bicycles in Ohio
Link to article in the Westerville News & Public Opinion:


3) Montreal to Add 100 More Traffic Cameras
Link to article on MTL Blog:
Link to article in Journal Métro (in French)


4) E-Toll Plazas Across India by 2015
Link to IANS article:

5) Massachusetts DOT: Some Drivers Obscuring License Plates, Avoiding Tobin Bridge Tolls
Link to story on WBZ Radio:


6) Pilots Report Failure of GPS in Moscow Air Space
Link to ITAR-TASS article:


7) US DOT, VA Reps Discuss How Federal Government Could Use Internet of Things
Link to article in The Washington Post:

8) Final Report: To Develop and Validate a European Passenger Transport Information and Booking System Across Transport Modes
Link to study:


9) Toronto Metrolinx Pulls Embarrassing UP Express Video Off the Web
Link to article in the Toronto Star:


10) Rail Industry Must Get on Board with Life-Saving Technology
Link to commentary from Senator Dianne Feinstein in the San Francisco Chronicle:


11) Arkansas Developing Road Sensor Traffic Technology
Link to story on KHBS/KHOG-TV:


12) TSA, San Jose Airport Had No Plans to Disclose Security Breach to Public
Link to story on KNTV-TV:

13) Pune Traffic Department to Launch Safety App for Women
Link to article in MiD DAY:

14) TSA Checkpoint Systems Found Exposed on the Net
Link to article on Dark Reading:


15) UCLA Report: Get Public Involved to Speed Up Public Transit Projects
Link to story on KPCC Radio:

16) Lyft Takes Aim at Public Transit with New Carpool Service
Link to article on Mashable:

17) Montreal Transit Agency May Sell Métro Signage as It's Replaced
Link to article in the Montreal Gazette:

18) San Diego MTS Introduces Mobile Ticketing App at Comic-Con
Link to article in Metro:
Link to news release


19) South Dakota Agencies Cooperate to Keep Traffic Flowing During Sturgis Rally
Link to story on KELO-TV:

20) Hong Kong to Deploy Sensors for Weather, Traffic Management
Link to article in FutureGov:

21) New System to Ease Jacksonville, North Carolina Traffic Woes
Link to story on WNCT-TV:


22) Volkswagen Research Team Striving for Perfect Driving Experience
Link to article in Automotive Business Review:

23) Don't Let Your S Class Make You an S-hole
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

News Releases

 -  Safety Grant Applications – UP CARES – Union Pacific Railroad

Upcoming Events
Tower Climber Safety Workshop – October 14 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History    
1679 **335th anniversary** Le Griffon, the first full-sized sailing ship on the upper Great Lakes, left on its maiden voyage.

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