Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 3, 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 ITSGeorgia 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) Police Targeted Media with No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson, Missouri, Tapes Show
Link to AP article:

2) Brisbane Airport Bans Climate Change Digital Billboard Ahead of G20 Leaders' Summit
Link to article in the Brisbane Times:

3) New Air Traffic Control Eases Congestion at Muscat Airport
Link to article in the Times of Oman:

4) Westfield Looks to Technology to Boost Retails Sales in US Airports
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:


5) Florida Counties Test Mapping Tool that Shows Roads, Infrastructure Threatened by Rising Seas
Link to AP article:


6) Singapore Transport Minister: How Satellite-Based Electronic Road Pricing System Will Benefit Motorists
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:


7) IEEE ITSC2014 Special Issue with Matt Barth from University of California Riverside
Link to podcast:


8) New York City Subway Musicians Collaborate from Different Stations via Skype
Link to article in the Daily News:


9) Heavily Redacted Financial Documents from New York State Thruway Authority Offer Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Clues, Raise Questions
Link to article in The Journal News:

10) Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning
Link to project brief from TRB:


11) Call Boxes on New Mexico Bridge Will Connect to Suicide Hotline
Link to article in The Taos News:

12) Work Zone Safety Can Be Economically Viable
Link to article in ITS International:

13) Coalition Supports E-Citation Tech for Safety, Service and Savings
Link to article in GCN:

14) M&M Street Signs Guide Drivers in Hackettstown, New Jersey
Link to story on WRNJ Radio:


15) Telematics Event Highlights Direction, Challenges of Connected Car Market
Link to article in U-T San Diego:

16) Telematics West Coast – Day 2: The Great Apps Debate
Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) Wisconsin DOT Meets Weekly with Emergency Responders on Major Construction Project
Link to story on WITI-TV:


18) Forget Self-Driving Cars; We Should Be Focusing on Self-Driving Buses
Link to article on Quartz:

19) Trains and Self-Driving Cars, Headed for a (Political) Collision
Link to article in Fortune:

20) Improving and Increasing Mass Transit with Wi-Fi
Link to article on CleanTechnica:


21) Test in Spain Used Sound to Manage Traffic Congestion
Link to article on CityLab:

22) Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel-Time Reliability
Link to report from TRB:


23) In-Car Technology Often Presents Steep Learning Curve for Drivers
Link to article in The Blade:

24) Infotainment Software is Center of Attention
Link to article in Automotive News:

25) Articles from automotiveIT
 -  Daimler CEO Cites Autonomous Potential for Trucks
 -  Volkswagen CEO Sees Growth Potential in Digitalization

26) Preparing for a Quantum Leap in Transportation Technology
Link to blog from Atkins:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Community Relations Coordinator – VIA Metropolitan Transit – San Antonio, Texas

Upcoming Events
US DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Webinar Series – Part 4: Security Credential Management System – November 17

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