Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 13, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Last Day to Register Online for the ITS America Complete Streets & ITS Symposium November 17-18, 2014
Make plans to join ITS America, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and ITS Georgia next week in Atlanta, Georgia for a two-day event focused on the regions high-tech transportation redevelopment and creating an environment that balances the needs of all users whether it’s pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, transit users, or freight operators. Today is your last chance to register online for the Symposium but on-site registration will be available for walk-ups both days of the event.

The Symposium’s four unique panels focus on fostering innovation to advance ITS solutions that can optimize existing transportation infrastructure and designing our cities and towns for the future with the individual in mind. Program highlights include keynote speeches from the Federal Transit Administration, ITS America and ITS Georgia leadership, guided tours of AT&T’s Drive Studio and the Atlanta BeltLine, an interactive table-top exhibition of ITS technologies, and a networking reception. Special rates are available for both private and public sector individuals to attend the symposium. For a detailed schedule of events, exhibitors and speakers click here.


1) Where's Bob Hope Airport? Rebranding Seen as Possible Way to Boost Use
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

2) New Technology and Personalization Vital to Boosting In-Flight Ancillary Revenues
Link to article in Future Travel Experience:

3) How iBeacon Smartphone Technology Can Aid Passengers
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:


4) Hungary May Extend E-Toll System to Coaches
Link to article on

5) Maryland Threatens to Block or Yank Vehicle Registration of 131,000 Toll Violators
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
Link to news release


6) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – November 2014
Link to newsletter:


7) Smart Traffic-Light System Launched in Abu Dhabi
Link to article on Emirates 24|7:


8) Virginia State Police Initiative Tackles Texting and Driving
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:

9) San Francisco Pilots Disaster Preparation Dashboard
Link to article in Government Technology:

10) Safety: How Technology Can Minimize Accidents
Link to article in Fleet News:


11) Indian Government Considers Installation of E-Chips in Tourist Taxis to Track Movement
Link to article on TravelBizMonitor:


12) Chicago Transit Rider Develops App for Wheelchair Users
Link to article in RedEye:

13) New Jersey Transit to Test Wi-Fi in Port Authority Bus Terminal
Link to article from NJ Advance Media:


14) New Technology Will Make I-66 Commutes More Predictable
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

15) Pennsylvania DOT Unveils New District 2 Office with Traffic Management Center
Link to article in The Progress:


16) Automakers Agree on Guarding Car Computers from Hacking
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release

17) Toshiba Improves Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Accuracy on Dark Streets
Link to article in Electronics Weekly:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes

You may have noticed the top of the newsletter is in purple today. It's in honor of the first World Pancreatic Cancer Day, designed to raise awareness of one of the deadliest cancers. Learn more at

 -  Request for Information – Vehicle-to-Vehicle Security Credential Management System – NHTSA

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