Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The ITS 3C Summit is only 2 days away!  It's not too late to join the over 500 transportation professionals (including nearly 100 from the public sector) that have signed up to attend and take advantage of this joint meeting.  Register today, and don’t miss what’s sure to be a memorable event in the ITS industry!   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. Additionally, a Connected Vehicles panel discussion will keep the conversation going hot on the heels of ITS World Congress. The educational and interactive program is filled with informative and insightful presentations by industry leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors.  The expansive Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest and greatest in ITS from over 50 exhibitorsTechnical tours will be offered to give attendees a closer look at just how ITS is implemented in the region, and training workshops will be available to provide participants an opportunity for enhanced learning. To round out each day’s conference activities, networking events with a local flair will be held.  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. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website
See you in Mobile! 


1) The Future of Airport Design is All About Self-Service
Link to article in Condé Nast Traveler:

2) FAA Challenged by Overhaul of Air Traffic Control, Survey Says
Link to Reuters article:
Link to GAO report


3) Porsche Automobil Holding SE Takes Stake in Inrix
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release

4) Historic Whistles, Now Dormant, Were Once Vital to Everyday Life in Idaho Transportation Department


5) Vermont Soon Bans All Handheld Devices While Driving
Link to story on WPTZ-TV:


6) Uber Introduces BYOD for Drivers, Critics Cite Safety Concerns
Link to article in Government Technology:


7) Real-Time System Making Pittsburgh-Area Public Transportation Easier for Riders
Link to story on KDKA-TV:


8) UK Government's £50 Travel-Planning Website, Transport Direct, to Close
Link to article in The Guardian:


9) Interview: Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Traffic Management
Link to article in FutureStructure:

10) Want to Be a Better Boston Driver? Now There's an App for That
Link to story on WBZ Radio:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
This is a few years old, but it may be more spot on today than when it was first produced.

Upcoming Events
carIT Kongress – September 30 – Hannover Messe, Germany

Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** The Soviet Union launched Luna 2. It was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon's surface.

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