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June 4, 2019 | Volume No. 5 Subscribe
Four main technologies will drive the transportation transformation: ride-sharing, electrification, connected/autonomous vehicles, and drones.

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A number of important tax credits of interest to NEMA Members expired at the end of 2017. Despite multiple attempts to move legislation extending these credits, Congress has not been able to get the job done.

The current conditions component edged lower for the third consecutive month in May, moving from a reading of 52.8 in April to 50.0 this month.

From planes to trains to automobiles, everything about how we move from point A to point B is about to change. We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation moving us toward a future that is increasingly connected, electrified, shared, and—soon—autonomous.

Recognizing the need to promulgate the widespread adoption of connected vehicles, the NEMA Transportation Management Systems Section has commissioned a Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee.

MITA's Carolyn Hull Named 2019 IEC Young Professional
Carolyn Hull, Manager, MITA's Global Regulatory Standards, has been selected as one of three winners of the USNC's 2019 IEC Young Professionals program. She will be a representative of the United States at the IEC 2019 General Meeting in October, in Shanghai, China. Carolyn has been with MITA for just over a year. During that time she has excelled in her grasp of the standards development process and the role standards play internationally. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Traffic Controller Assemblies with NTCIP Requirements covers traffic signaling equipment used to facilitate and expedite the safe traffic movements of vehicles and pedestrians. It incorporates the "Flashing Yellow Arrow" feature, as well as associated configuration, pin assignment, and other related information.

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Upcoming Events
Join us June 18 at 1:00 pm EDT to learn how digital twin technology can help your company understand, calculate, and optimize the performance of your systems and products to achieve business goals.

IoTNOW Webinars
On June 11 at 11:30 am EDT, UL is hosting a webinar for all NEMA Members focused on the UL Blue Card program. UL will share its latest research findings on the impact of 3D printing on safety-critical printed part properties and highlight an approach for acceptance of 3D printed materials and components in end products.

IoTNOW Webinars
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Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA Transportation Systems, can discuss transportation systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Donald R. Leavens, NEMA Vice President and Chief Economist, can discuss forecasts and analyses of key macroeconomic variables. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland will give the keynote address on June 18 at the NFPA Conference and Expo in San Antonio. Contact or visit

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