Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join ITS America November 17-18 for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia
Make plans to join ITS America, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and ITS Georgia for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium next month. This two-day event will focus on how ITS technologies can increase safety, assist with complete streets redevelopment, and improve urban freight movement, as well as how communities can fund future complete streets projects to enhance the transportation experience as a whole.

The symposium program features keynote addresses from the Federal perspective as well as the Atlanta region, four panel discussions featuring industry and government thought leaders, a networking reception and a table-top exhibition of transportation technologies.  A special program highlight includes guided tours of Atlanta-specific ITS projects that are enhancing the regions complete streets network that you won’t want to miss. Secure your spot and register today. Special registration rates are available for both the private and public sector. For a detailed schedule of events and speakers please visit


1) FAA May Streamline Training Requirements for Airport Dispatchers
Link to article in The Hill:

2) FAA Seeks Digital Tool to Aid Investigations
Link to article in FCW:

3) Wearable Technology, Soon in a Cabin Near You
Link to article in Aviation Week:

4) San Antonio International Airport Introduces Two Digital Library Kiosks
Link to article in Airport World:


5) Florida Court Says Not So Fast with Those Red-Light Camera Tickets
Link to article on Florida Watchdog:


6) Apple's Latest Attempt to Fix Its Maps Problem
Link to story on CNBC:


7) Judy McReynolds Named Chairman of American Transportation Research Institute
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


8) Experts Discuss Technology's Role in Future of Transportation
Link to article in The Washington Post:

9) Finland to Help Vietnam Develop Smart Cities
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:

10) US DOT Website Has Snafu on Air Bag Recall Info
Link to article in USA Today:


11) Parsons Brinckerhoff Hired to Push Hillsborough County, Florida Transportation Plan
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


12) San Francisco Airport First in US to Reach Deals with Uber, Lyft
Link to article on Mashable:
Link to news release

13) Arizona Company Launches Rideshare App, Looks to Rival Lyft, Uber
Link to story on KTAR Radio:
Link to news release


14) First Red Bus-Lane Markings Installed in Seattle
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
Link to news release

15) Meet Bridj, the Start-Up Using Big Data to Revamp Bus Transit
Link to article in The Washington Post:


16) Civic Tech and Engagement: With Waze, Who's in the Driver's Seat?
Link to commentary on techPresident:


17) Automakers Working to Prevent Vehicle Cyber Terrorism
Link to article in The Detroit News:

18) New Mexico DOT Investigates Smart-Car Traffic Technology
Link to story on KRQE-TV:

19) Driverless Cars on Horizon and Door is Open to Testing Right Now, Says New Zealand Transport Minister
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals - NCHRP Project 20-103: Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Information Portals – Transportation Research Board

Upcoming Events
APTA ITS Best Practices Workshop – November 7-8 – Orlando, Florida

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