Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The countdown has begun to the 2015 National Rural ITS Conference.  To be held August 9-12th at Snowbird Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, the conference will provide participants access to nearly 20 technical sessions plus training, professional tours and USDOT sponsored listening sessions.  Need more reasons?  Like many of its western cohorts, Salt Lake has drastically improved its transportation systems over the years. While traditionally a driving city, public transportation is widely accepted and used.  From an elaborate bus system to the light rail and improved wayfinding systems, navigating Salt Lake is a prime example of the transition to modern transportation systems.  So, find your way to Salt Lake for the 2015 NRITS Conference, August 9-12th.  Visit the conference page at http://www.nationalruralitsconference.org/ to learn more.  Interested in attending, but missed the early registration deadline?  Contact our administrative support team at (866-633-8110), mention this ad and receive a discount code worth $100 off your registration fee (excludes student fees). 


1) Five New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Make the Most of an Airport Experience
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2) Why Airport Vision Statements Matter
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3) Nokia Said Close to Sale of Maps Unit to German Carmakers
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4) Buoys Set to Be Taken Offline from Florida Coast
Link to article in Florida Today:


5) Tennessee DOT Denies Request to Block View of Statue of Civil War General, KKK Leader
Link to article in The Tennessean:

6) Internet Rallies Behind Fired Toll Booth Worker
Link to article in Time:

7) Public Lighting Could Be Backbone of Data-Collection System for Traffic Management, Other Applications
Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Mashable Launches Dedicated Transportation Channel
Link to article on Mashable:


9) New Zealand Court Blocks Release of Name of Auckland Transport Official Accused of Receiving Bribes
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

10) Connecticut DMV Apologizes for Giving False Information About Licensing Undocumented Immigrants
Link to story on WHYN Radio:


11) Spanish Judge Asks EU Top Court for Uber Ruling
Link to article on EurActiv:


12) The Responder – June 2015
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13) Senators Propose Bill to Tighten Vehicle Securing, Privacy Standards
Link to article in Computerworld:
Link to news release

14) NHTSA Chief: Agency Reviewing Safety Rules for Automated Cars
Link to Reuters article:

15) Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway – With Me In It
Link to article in Wired:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Michigan Rail Conference – August 19-20 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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