Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 24, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Flight Ban on Electronic Devices Eased in India
Link to Press Trust of India article:

2) How Airlines and Airports Will Use Tech to Boost Retail
Link to article on Skift:

3) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  How Airports and Airlines Are Innovating to Help Passengers Relax and Stay Productive
 -  Iberia and airberlin Develop Smartwatch Boarding Passes
 -  easyJet Using Mobile Push Notifications to Keep Passenger Informed

4) Note to Airlines: Start Talking to Your Customers
Link to blog in Forbes:

5) Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety and Human Factors
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

6) Thousand Islands Bridge Authority Gets Data About Toll Booth Upgrades, E-ZPass Inclusion
Link to article in the Watertown Daily Times:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

7) High-Tech Road Safety Network Moving Ahead in Florida
Link to article in the Pensacola News Journal:

MARITIME

8) Global Shipping Exposed to Cyber Threats
Link to article on MarineLink:

9) An Electronic Captain at the Helm
Link to article on Txchnologist:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Oregon DOT Backs Down from Plan to Limit Disclosure of Oil Train Shipments
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to editorial

11) Ottawa Politicians Complain About Lack of Light-Rail Construction Details
Link to article in Metro:

RAILROADS

12) Acoustic Sensing: The Future for Rail Monitoring?
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) Highway Conference to Promote Safety on Roadways
Link to article in The Tennessean:

TELEMATICS

14) Telematics and the Future of European Electronic Toll Services
Link to article on Telematics Update:

TRANSIT

15) Boston T Debuts Revamped Map, Real-Time Tracking Info
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release

16) Milwaukee County Transit Tests Real-Time Bus Route Technology
Link to article in the Journal Sentinel:

17) New GPS System Will Allow Riders to Track Buses in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Link to article in Steamboat Today:

18) OC Transit Slogan Doesn't Sit Well with Some Riders
Link to article in the Ottawa Sun:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

19) Real-Time Info Signs to Ease Greater Toronto Area's Traffic Congestion
Link to CBC News story:


News Releases


Job Posting
 -  Statewide Freeway Operations Engineer – Virginia DOT – Richmond, Virginia


Upcoming Events
Webinar: Local Solutions to Pay for Your Transportation Projects – Infrastructure Funding & Financing – May 13


Today in Transportation History    
1834 **180th anniversary** The Long Island Rail Road was chartered by the State of New York.

1874 **140th anniversary** Architect John R. Pope, who designed Broad Street Station in Richmond, Virginia, was born in New York.
 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

July 20-22 is IBTTA’s Summit on AET, Managed Lanes & Interoperability in San Diego, CA

All-electronic tolling, managed lanes and the drive to interoperability are already changing the face of highway transportation. This IBTTA Summit July 20-22 gives you the latest on the technologies driving the transition, as well as the customer service and communication challenges that shape implementation. Learn about the Intelligent Transportation Systems that are already transforming modern toll roads, as well as the options for addressing security and privacy concerns that are at the top of many customers’ minds. And most important, join your colleagues and peers to explore the close link between AET and interoperability, and how to leverage both to support expanded use of managed lanes. Visit www.IBTTA.org/sandiego for details and register today!

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

1) Route-Planning App for Pedestrians to Be Introduced in South Korea
Link to article on The Korea Bizwire:

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Japan's Plan for Centimeter-Resolution GPS
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

PARKING

3) How Parking Data Drives Urban Planning
Link to article in GCN:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Idaho Power Partners with Idaho Transportation Department to Promote Seat-Belt Use
Link to video:

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) Utah DOT Says New BYU Traffic Safety Model Saving Lives and Money
Link to story on KSTU-TV:

6) Senator Charles Schumer Wants Railroads to Alert Communities About Transport of Hazardous Materials
Link to article in the Daily Freeman:

7) Study: Most Texans Drive and Talk; Many Text
Link to article on The Texas Tribune:

8) A Way of Tracking Deer Helps New York City Police Follow Their Prey in the Subway
Link to article in The New York Times:

TRANSIT

9) New York MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks that Provide Real-Time Info
Link to article in Metro:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) Virginia DOT Signs Would Offer US 60 as Relief from I-64 Traffic
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

11) New Roswell, Georgia Traffic Center Works to Warn Drivers
Link to story on WSB-TV:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Director, Office of Mobility Innovation – Federal Transit Administration – Washington, DC


Upcoming Events
APTA Rail Conference – June 15-18 – Montreal


Today in Transportation History    
1989 **25th anniversary** The battleship USS Iowa returned to its homeport of Norfolk following an onboard explosion that killed 47 sailors.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 ITS World Congress     

Registration has officially opened for the 2014 ITS World Congress, and there is only one week left in our April Registration Giveaway! Sign up by April 30 for your chance to win $500 in airfare. See our site for full details. 

Join ITS America and 10,000 other transportation professionals in Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11 for the ITS World Congress. This year’s event will feature upwards of 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibitions, nearly 700 acres of   transportation technology demonstrations from 30 different companies, more than 250 riveting programmatic panels, roundtables, and interactive town hall sessions, as well as numerous networking and social events with the industry’s elite throughout the week. Learn more by visiting www.itsworldcongress.org.


GPS / NAVIGATION

1) GPS May Not Keep Pace with I-49 Name Change, App Developer Says
Link to story on KHBS/KHOG-TV:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

2) Boston Launches Public Awareness Campaign Against 'Upskirting'
Link to article in PRWeek:

3) Social Media Security and the Transportation Communicator
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

RAILROADS

4) Two-Way Rail Technology for Rail Applications
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

5) FTC Backs Driver Apps in Chicago
Link to article in The Hill:

TRANSIT

6) London Transport Poised for Payments By Smartphone
Link to article in the Financial Times:

VEHICLES

7) The Future of V2V
Link to articles on Telematics Update:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
ITS Virginia Annual Conference & Exposition – June 5-6 – Richmond, Virginia


Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** The New York World's Fair opened. Transportation had a prominent place at the fair.

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