Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 29, 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) AOPA Tells FAA ADS-B Mandate Unworkable Without Changes
Link to article from AOPA:


2) Chicago Will Keep $7.7 Million from Quiet Change to Yellow-Light Standard
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


3) Speedboats Race with the Cloud
Link to article in Computerworld:


4) California Cities Putting the Brakes on Some For-Profit Parking Apps
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

5) The Battle Against Confusing Parking Signs
Link to story on BBC News Magazine Monitor:


6) Priya David Clemens Named Golden Gate Bridge, Higway and Transportation District Spokesperson
Link to article in India West:


7) Canada's Transportation Safety Board Says Railroads Need to Be More Diligent in Reporting Occurrences
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
Link to news release


8) Incorporating Transportation Security Awareness into Routine State DOT Operations and Training
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


9) CTA and Titan to Test Beacon Technology in Chicago Rail Stations
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

10) More Informative Twin Cities Metro Transit Bus Stops Coming to Corner Near You
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

11) 'Tap-Out' Glitch May Force Changes to Vancouver's Compass Card Fare System
Link to article in the Vancouver Sun:


12) New and Enhanced Electronic Signboards on Singapore Roads and Expressways from November 2
Link to article in The Straits Times:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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