Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 3, 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 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 www.itsa.org/freightsymposium.


1) Ryanair Announces Several Digital Initiatives
Link to article on Tnooz:
Link to news release

2) Increasing Airport Advertising Revenue in the Digital Age
Link to blog in Airport World:


3) Cyclevox Launches Women's Cycling Channel
Link to article in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News:


4) NASA Seeks to Improve GPS Communications with Study of Ionosphere
Link to article on The Science Times:


5) GPS Jammers, Other Maritime Cyber Security Threats Discussed at Seminar
Link to article on In Homeland Security:


6) California Legislation Will Create Database for Next-of-Kin Notification Following Crashes
Link to blog:


7) Meet the Guy Who Runs the TSA's Instagram Account
Link to article in Adweek:


8) Riders Group Calls on Long Island Rail Road to Develop App Focusing on Rider Safety
Link to article in Newsday:


9) Study: Voice Systems Eliminate Some Driver Distractions
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to news release

10) Facebook Profile Helps Passenger Get Through Airport Security After Wallet Stolen
Link to story on WTTG-TV:


11) Oklahoma Hotline Provides Public Transit Info
Link to article in the Muskogee Phoenix:

12) How to Succeed in Implementing New Fare Technology
Link to article in Metro:

13) Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transit Agencies
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


14) Could an App Solve Boston's Gridlock Problems?
Link to article in StateTech:

15) Iowa DOT's Behind-the-Scenes Safety Team, the Traffic Operations Center
Link to Iowa DOT's Transportation Matters blog:


16) Opel Launches OnStar In Europe as Free Service in First Year
Link to article in automotiveIT:

17) Volkswagen Group CEO Welcomes Apple's, Google's Interest in Car Industry
Link to article in automotiveIT:

News Releases

Today in Transportation History
1915 **100th anniversary**
The US Federal Naval Reserve was created.
NACA, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, predecessor agency of NASA, was founded.

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Leveraging Local Funding for Traffic Incident Management – March 5

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