Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Registration Now Open for ITS America’s Advancing an Intelligent Freight Network Symposium March 26-27
Join ITS America for the 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 ofITS 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 www.itsa.org/freightsymposium.


1) FAA OKs Michigan State Police Aerial Drone Use
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

2) Articles from Airport Improvement
 -  Airports Leverage Technology to Manage Irregular Operations
 -  McCarran Extends Wi-Fi Access to Ramp and Beyond


3) Bicycles Are Getting Smarter
Link to article in Mobile Enterprise:


4) Georgia DOT Traffic Cameras Shut Down for Obama Visit
Link to blog in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


5) ITS America Picks Pittsburgh for Meeting, Expo
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


6) Florida Governor Denies Environmental Agency Banned Term 'Climate Change'
Link to article in The Miami Herald:

7) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – March 2015
Link to newsletter:


8) Amtrak's 'Writers-in-Residence' Begin Maiden Voyages
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


9) Taxi Aggregators in India Like Uber, Ola Using Location-Based Data to Increase Safety
Link to article in The Economic Times:


10) Using Mappable Data App to Change Transit Routes on the Fly
Link to article in Government Technology:
Link to additional information on Transitmix

11) Engineering a Mass Transit App for a City Without Mass Transit
Link to article on Quartz:


12) Real-Time Traffic Warnings Could Reduce Accidents, UAE Experts Say
Link to article in The National:


13) McKinsey Urges Preparation for Future with Autonomous Driving
Link to article in automotiveIT international:

14) Automatic's Cool App for Cars is Coming to Apple Watch
Link to column in Computerworld:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
TIA Connected Car Workshop – March 30 – Concord, California

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