Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle – October 27
Connected Vehicle Professional Short Course – October 26th

On October 26-27, 2015, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, with Event Sponsor the Michigan Department of Transportation will hold the 6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle (October 27th) and the 4 hour Connected Vehicle Professional Short Course (October 26th) at the Hyatt Place in Novi, Michigan.

The unique format provides 30 speakers 15 minutes to inform the audience what they see as challenges or opportunities in the next 18-24 months.  No advertorials or sponsored keynotes – just executive insights from 17 different industry sectors building the future of the Connected Vehicle.  

Pricing for the event is the same as last year:  Non-Member $500 / Member or Speaker $400 / Government Rate $300. 

The Connected Vehicle Professional (CVP) Credentialing Program is a comprehensive education and certification curriculum collaboratively launched between SAE International, Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and Mobile Comply.  CVTA and Mobile Comply have jointly created a highly selective four-hour program overview course only being offered in conjunction with CVTA’s 6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle.
Pricing for the CVP Short Course is $500 and seating is limited for both events.
For more information and to register visit   


1) Airbus Chief Urges Action on US Air Traffic Control System Reform
Link to article in Air Transport World:

2) USDOT to Court: We Don't Have to Give Dallas Information It Seeks
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

3) FAA Warns Traffic Avoidance Technology Will Be Disrupted Throughout September in Southeastern US Due to 'Military Activities'
Link to article in Flying:


4) Tech Gadgets for Cyclists Provide Directions, Theft Protection
Link to CBC News story:


5) eTrans Group, Toll Consultant Fired by Kentucky and Indiana, Lodges 'Protest,' Claims States Meddled in Contract
Link to story on WDRB-TV:


6) California DOT Will Test I-80 Smart Corridor Project in Berkeley
Link to story on KGO-TV:


7) Illinois Planning for 'Yesterday's Transportation System,' IDOT Chief Warns
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


8) New Jersey Guards Information on Oil Trains in State
Link to AP article:


9) Senators Want Better Communication with Railroads
Link to article in the West Central Tribune:


10) Conflicting Signs Continue to Confuse Drivers in DC
Link to story on WTOP Radio:


11) FTA to Launch Expedited Public Transportation Improvement Initiative (XPEDITE)
Link to further information:


12) Rival Accuses Google's Waze of Stealing Traffic Data
Link to CNET article:
Link to news release

13) EU Seeks Comments on EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Information Services
Link to notice:


14) Sony Not Ruling Out Entering Automotive Market
Link to article on ZDNet:

15) Apple, Google Bring Smartphone Functions to Car Dashboards
Link to AP article:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  ITS Project Engineer – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  ITS Civil Engineer in Training – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  ITS Senior Project Manager – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  T2 Director – University of Florida Transportation Institute – Gainesville, Florida
 -  Traffic Reporter – WCIV-TV – Charleston, South Carolina

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Next Generation Traveler Information System – September 23

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