Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Iteris hosts MAP-21 Discussion at 5th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 1-2

Iteris will be hosting two workshops for agencies to share how they plan to respond to the MAP-21 System Performance Measure Rule and to provide an opportunity for agencies to see Iteris’ new iPeMS® MAP-21 Module. The iPeMS® MAP-21 Module leverages the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) in order to help states and MPOs efficiently satisfy reporting requirements.

Join us in one of the two workshops to collaborate with other agencies on performance measurement needs and discuss plans to approach MAP-21 requirements. Workshops will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver and meeting rooms details will be provided to those who RSVP. Reserve your spot today!

Iteris Workshop I - Monday, June 1 from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Iteris Workshop II - Tuesday, June 2 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM


1) A Need for Connected Logistics
Link to commentary in automotiveIT international:


2) Poland's Idea Bank Introduces Mobile ATMs You Can Summon with an App
Link to article in Fast Company:
Link to additional information (in Polish)


3) New Research Reveals Messages that Move Public to Support Transportation Investments
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


4) Federal Railroad Administration Gives Final Approval to $967 Million Loan for Positive Train Control on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North
Link to article on MidHudsonNews:

5) Railroads Tweak Critical-Incident Stress Plans to Meet New FRA Rules
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


6) North Carolina Highway Signs Create Traffic Spike for Small Businesses
Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:


7) Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Making It Illegal to Text and Drive
Link to story on KOTV-TV:
Link to news release

8) New Device for Eyes-Free Texting While Driving
Link to story on CBSN:


9) Uber Suspends Kansas Operations Due to New Regulations
Link to AP article:


10) Massachusetts Commuter Rail Tests New Technology to Count Passengers
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

11) ATRA Pulse – May 2015
Link to newsletter:


12) Nevada Gives Daimler Nod for Open Road Tests of Self-Driving Truck
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release

13) How Autonomous Cars Will Change Traffic
Link to article in Popular Science:

14) Volkswagen's Car-Net for Apple Watch App Lets You Control Your Car from Your Wrist
Link to article on Digital Trends:
Link to news release

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Transportation Technology Reporter – Business Insider – New York, New York or San Francisco, California

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Applications for the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative – May 18-19 – Washington, DC

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