Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The ITS America Intelligent Freight Network Symposium is Just Two Weeks Away! View the Program and Register Today to Attend.

Join ITS America for our first Symposia Series event of 2015 as we head to Long Beach, Calif., March 26 and 27, and explore the smarter movement of goods in the 21st century by Advancing an Intelligent Freight Network. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Port of Long Beach, Intelligent Transportation Society of California and Contra Costa Transportation Authority have partnered with ITS America to host this two-day event focused on advancing technology solutions to improve freight efficiency and highlighting the next generation of ITS solutions to address the changing demands in goods movement.

The symposium will take place in our most unique location yet -- on board the historic Queen Mary. Special registration rates are available for ITS America members, public sector attendees and students and start as low as $40.00. Learn how you and your organization can get involved, check out the preliminary program and register today at


1) NASA Testing Company's Air Traffic Control System for Drones
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2) UAE to Launch New Smart Gates, Trolleys to Reduce Airport Wait Times
Link to article in Gulf Business:


3) This Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock Shrieks at Bike Thieves
Link to blog on CityLab:


4) The Red-Light Camera Debate is a Stew of Anger, Revenue and Safety
Link to article in The New York Times:

5) Iowa Expected to Tweak Traffic Enforcement Camera Use
Link to story on KCRG-TV:

6) Pennsylvania DOT Says Its Cameras Are for Traffic Monitoring, Not Retracing Past Events
Link to story on KYW Radio:


7) Kentucky, Indiana Choose Kapsch TrafficCom for Electronic Tolls on Louisville Bridges
Link to story on WDRB-TV:


8) Waze 3.9.4 Brings Traffic Bar, Better U-Turns, Speed Improvements
Link to article on Android Police:

9) Orbit of Second Wayward Galileo Satellite Adjusted
Link to article in GPS World:


10) Transport App TripGo Promises Door-to-Door Multimodal Travel Made Easy
Link to article on StartupSmart:


11) Fort Lauderdale Airport to Be First in US with Camera-Based Parking Guidance System
Link to story on CBS Miami:
Link to news release


12) Bill Would Keep Certain North Carolina Ports Contracts Under Wraps
Link to article in the Star-News:
Link to bill


13) 'Test Track' in Lakeland Helps Officials Mark Florida's Roadways
Link to story on Bay News 9:

14) Snarky Iowa DOT Signs Aim to Promote Safe Driving
Link to article in the Sioux City Journal:


15) NHTSA Ad Campaign Focuses on Getting 'Tweens' Buckled Up
Link to story on WISH-TV:
Link to news release

16) European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – March 2015
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17) This Sucks Vancouver: Filmmakers Plan Sequel to Viral Video on Transit Woes
Link to article in the Vancouver Sun:
Link to video


18) Minnesota DOT Launches 'Citizen Reporting' on 511 App
Link to story on KSTP-TV:


19) Baidu May Introduce Autonomous Car this Year, CEO Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

20) Let the Car-Hacking Lawsuits Begin
Link to blog in Automotive News:

News Releases

 -  Request for Information – Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative Program – FHWA

Upcoming Events
7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management – April 13-15 – Tucson, Arizona

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