Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE Receives ITS World Congress Hall of Fame Award

Congratulations to HERE for receiving the Industry Hall of Fame Award at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux.  The Industry Award was granted to HERE for (1) developing and deploying a significant new innovative product, (2) developing a product that played a key role in accelerating development and deployment of ITS, and (3) being a company that plays a leading role in the ITS Community.  ITS International says: “Here envisions a highly precise living map of our cities and road networks, with ‘location’ acting as the bond that unites data flowing from all these different sources. Such a living map is vital if cities, governments and automakers want to move towards greater automation in transportation and mobility.” To read more about HERE’s product innovation, click here.


1) Memphis Airport Launches New Website, Shows Off New Tony Allen Promos
Link to article in the Memphis Business Journal:
Link to news release


2) BeeLine Brings Easy GPS Navigation to Your Bike
Link to article on Engadget:


3) New Mexico DOT Considering Recording Traffic Cameras in Wake of Shooting Death
Link to story on KOAT-TV:


4) GPS Safety Campaign Rolled Out in France
Link to article on More About Advertising:


5) Colorado DOT Unveils $20 Million Tech Program to Make Roads Safer, Faster
Link to article in the Denver Business Journal:

6) Nokia Greenlights Intelligent Transportation System that Uses Drivers' Smartphones
Link to article on ZDNet:


7) Online Petition Launched to Help Save Port of Los Angeles Archives
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:


8) Detroit Windsor Tunnel Prepares for 85th Anniversary
Link to story on CTV News Windsor:


9) Opponents of I-66 Tolls in Virginia Upset About Location of Meeting to Approve Plan
Link to story on WTTG-TV:

10) Billboard Campaign Asks Los Angeles Motorists to Stay at Scene of Crashes
Link to article in the Los Angeles Daily News:


11) Senate Approves Extension for PTC
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to Association of American Railroads news release

12) Does New Law on Hazardous Rail Cargo Info Make Maine Safer?
Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:


13) What Does California's State Highway Shield Symbolize?
Link to story on KCET-TV:

14) Traffic Control Devices
Link to Transportation Research Record:


15) Seoul's Interactive Bus Information System
Link to article in AV Magazine:


16) Pope Francis Left Us with a Lesson in Traffic Management
Link to column in The Washington Post:


17) US Copyright Office: Car Owners Can Modify Vehicle Software
Link to Reuters article:
Link to Library of Congress Final Rule
Link to Electronic Frontier Foundation news release

18) USDOT Releases New Fact Sheet on Connected Vehicle Safety Applications
Link to further information from ITS Joint Program Office:

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