Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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

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.

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 separate from the Summit and is $500 and seating is limited for both events.
For more information and to register visit   


1) Have Beacon Technologies Matured Enough to Fully Embrace the Technology?
Link to article in Passenger Terminal World:

2) SESAR Chiefs Fear 'Show-Stoppers' for Deployment of European ATM Modernization
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) United Airlines CEO Debuts Interactive Website to Address Customers and Employees
Link to article in the Chicago Business Journal:

4) The Future of Aviation Weather Forecasting
Link to blog in The Hill:


5) IEEE ITS Podcast: IEEE International Conference on ITS
Link to podcast:


6) National Operations Center of Excellence Newsletter – September 2015
Link to newsletter:


7) MARTA Army Aims to Change Image of Atlanta's Mass Transit
Link to interview on WABE Radio's Closer Look:

8) TV Station Says New Jersey Transit Tried to Spike Story on Buses Damaging Parking Lot
Link to story on WPIX-TV:


9) House Moves to Delay Deadline for Positive Train Control
Link to article in The Hill:

10) Chicago Rail Congestion Study Suggests Joint Dispatch Center Among Recommendations
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
Link to news release


11) Abu Dhabi Road Safety Campaigns Start to Prove Their Worth
Link to article in The National:

12) Two Tennessee Counties to Serve as NHTSA Test Sites to Increase Seat Belt Use
Link to story on WBIR-TV:

13) Harnessing New Technology to Make Old Cars Safer
Link to article in The New York Times:


14) California's Big Blue Bus Alerts Customers of Potential Data Breach of NextBus Program
Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:

15) How Tech is Making African Transit More Uber-Like
Link to article in Fortune:

16) Mobile Ticketing Is a Victory for Both Transit Agencies and Customers
Link to article in StateTech:


17) Washington, DC Traffic Reporter Jerry Edwards Reports on Beltway Traffic from Florida
Link to article in Sarasota Magazine:


18) GM Aims to Show Off Its Smart Side
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

19) Japan Advances on Self-Driving Road
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

20) GM Testing an Apple Watch App to Open Car Doors
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

 -  Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Being Accepted – Pennsylvania DOT

Upcoming Events
Avionics for NextGen – October 14-15 – Herndon, Virginia

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