Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 30, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reduce Your Agency’s Liability and Maintenance Costs through EDI’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program

Traffic signal cabinets continuously operate in harsh environments and should be thoroughly tested to help ensure proper operation when conditions demand it. The Eberle Design Inc. Signal Monitor Recertification Program provides a new two-year warranty, hardware and firmware updates, minor repairs, test report, new warranty label, and a certificate of recertification for any EDI signal monitor less than 12 years old.

All signal monitors will undergo rigorous testing in accordance with our Quality Assurance and ISO 9001:2008 programs on a quick turn-around basis.

To learn more about EDI’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program and how it can reduce your liability risk and maintenance costs, visit www.editraffic.com/re-certification or contact EDI Application Sales and Technical Services Manager Matt Zinn at 
mzinn@editraffic.com


AVIATION

1) High-Tech 'Fence' Will Prevent Drones from Flying Near Airports
Link to article in the Daily Mail:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Florida DOT Officials Raise Concerns About Distracted Walking
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:

3) Volvo Releases Reflective Spray Paint for Cyclists
Link to UPI article:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) South Korea to Offer $1.1 Billion to Support Development, Including ITS, in Latin America
Link to Yonhap article:

5) Weekly Update from ERTICO
Link to news update:

MARITIME

6) Benin Maritime Center to Fight Gulf of Guinea Piracy
Link to article on Defense News:

OTHER

7) Entrepreneurs Are Unhinging Urban Transportation
Link to article in the National Journal:

PARKING

8) Parking Sensors to Go on Trial in Berlin and Dubai
Link to article in the Financial Times:

RAILROADS

9) BNSF Railway Wants to Talk in Private with Washington State Fire Chiefs About Oil Cars
Link to article on seattlepi:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) Looking Nervous? Yawning Too Much? TSA May Be Keeping an Eye on You
Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:

11) Momentum Builds for Analytics-Driven Security
Link to blog on Federal Times:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

12) Bangkok to Further Develop 'Not So' Smart Taxi Stands
Link to article on Thai Visa News:

TELEMATICS

13) Progressive Insurance Using Snapshot to Charge Aggressive Drivers More
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

TRANSIT

14) Singapore Looking to Improve Signage at Transit Stations
Link to article on AsiaOne:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) Iowa DOT Adding More Digital Signs on I-380, Highway 30
Link to article in The Gazette:

VEHICLES

16) Legal Issues Limit Testing of Driverless Cars in Germany
Link to Reuters article:

17) Toyota and Lexus to Offer Low-Cost Auto-Braking and Safety Features
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
Link to news release


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Abstracts – 2015 Annual Polis Conference


Upcoming Events
Ferry Safety + Technology Conference – April 16-17 – New York City

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 27, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems

Interested in learning more about video wall technology for your ITS control room? Three white papers are available for download at: http://me-vis.com/category/products/display-wall/white-papers/


AVIATION

1) Technology Driving Major Efficiency Benefits at Airport Immigration Checkpoints
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

CAMERAS

2) Dutch Court: Tax Office Can Use Police Camera Footage to Check on Company Car Drivers
Link to article on DutchNews.nl:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) BestPass Says It Can Cut Number of Transponders Needed for Tolls
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) Michigan DOT's Kirk Steudle: One of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2015
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Smart Technology Boosts Safety on Motorways
Link to commentary on PublicNet:

MARITIME

6) Thai Prime Minister Orders All Fishing Vessels to Have GPS
Link to article in The Nation:

OTHER

7) Federal Judge Tosses Suit Over Pizza Shop's Logo Looking Like Garden State Parkway Sign
Link to article from the AP:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) MovePHX Formed to Promote Transportation Sales Tax in Phoenix
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

9) MBTA Police Retirement Fund Defies Calls to Open Books
Link to article in the Boston Herald:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) Security and Surveillance in Transportation
Link to article in Metro:

TRANSIT

11) SEPTA to Accept Anti-Muslim Ads, But Changes Will Bar Future Ads
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Link to news release

12) Intelligent Transit: Data Improves Efficiency
Link to article in Government Technology:

13) To Find a New York City Bus Stop, Just Hold Up Your Smartphone
Link to article on CityLab:

14) 'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch
Link to article on MacRumors:

VEHICLES

15) New Bill Could Kick Road Safety to the Curb
Link to story on CBS News:

16) Ford Says Jury Finds It Did Not Infringe Tech Patents
Link to Reuters article:

17) A Peek Into GM's Connected Car Future
Link to article in Fortune:

18) Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

19) Car Designers Don't Want to Cram in Bigger Screens, They Want No Screens at All
Link to article on Digital Trends:

20) Jaguar Land Rover Exec: Smartphone-Like App Platform Will 'Be Key to Success of Connected Car Industry'
Link to article on International Business Times:

21) Wi-Fi Bill in Congress Threatens Future of Vehicle Safety
Link to commentary in The Hill:

22) Mcity: Creating a 32-Acre, Real-World Testing Facility for Automated Cars
Link to blog from Here:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
The most interesting man in the world won't save you from getting an HOV lane ticket.


Upcoming Events
ITE Mid-Colonial District Annual Conference – April 12-14 – Arlington, Virginia

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