Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 31, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS Carolinas FIRST Annual Meeting – September 14 – 15, 2015.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

The newest ITS America Chapter represents agencies in NC and SC. In September, Charlotte will be host to the largest ITS conference ever held in the region. Registration is open and opportunities for sponsors, exhibits, and demonstrations are still available. Please visit our web site for more details and to register. We look forward to seeing you in September www.itscarolinas.org


AVIATION

1) Philadelphia Airport Preps for Papal Visit
Link to column in USA Today:

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) Toyota Inks Deal for Telenav In-Car Navigation, Drives Away from Google and Apple
Link to article on Re / code:
Link to news release

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

3) Transportation Communicating is About More Than Cars and Highways
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

ROADWAYS

4) New Hampshire DOT Introduces #999 for Help on Some Roadways
Link to article in the New Hampshire Union Leader:
Link to news release

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) New York MTA Testing Warning System for Turning Buses
Link to article in the Daily News:

6) US Geological Survey Grant to Fund Earthquake Early-Warning System Expansion on West Coast
Link to article on Route Fifty:
Link to news release

7) BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Recognized for Airport Security Program
Link to article in Government Security News:

TRANSIT

8) More Uber Than Bus: Salem, Oregon's New Transit Service
Link to story on KBSX Radio:

VEHICLES

9) Chinese Carmaker Testing Car-to-Car Communications
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

10) Tesla's Autopilot Technology About to Get Even Better
Link to article on Business Insider:


News Releases


TCN Donations
Checks may be mailed to:
Bernie Wagenblast
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Cranford, NJ USA 07016-2911
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Job Postings
 -  Membership and Meetings Specialist – AASHTO – Washington, DC
 -  Senior Technical Publications Specialist – AASHTO – Washington, DC


Friday Bonus
The bridge is out! How do you cross the raging river?


Solicitation
 - Call for Papers – Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016


Upcoming Events
ITS California Annual Meeting – September 21-23 – Los Angeles

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 30, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Location Technology in Airports
Link to article in The Economist:

CAMERAS

2) Documents Expose Columbus, Ohio Push to Expand Redflex Cameras
Link to story on WSYX-TV:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Kentucky Joins E-ZPass for Ohio River Bridges Project
Link to story on WDRB-TV:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) ITS Australia Newsletter – July 2015
Link to newsletter:

OTHER

5) Florida DOT-Funded Research Develops GPS-Equipped Water Drone for Bridge Inspections
Link to article in Government Technology:

PARKING

6) City of Detroit Unveils App for Modern Parking System
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Houston Metro Hopes Latest Accident Video Will Improve Safety, Caution
Link to story on KHOU-TV:

8) Vince Trimboli Takes Chief Information Role at Idaho Transportation Department
Link to article in Idaho Business Review:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

9) Uber's Phantom Cabs
Link to article on Motherboard:

TELEMATICS

10) This Gadget Hacks OnStar-Equipped Cars to Locate, Unlock and Start Them
Link to article in Wired:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Arizona DOT to Extend Hours When Travel Times Displayed on Phoenix-Area Freeways
Link to story on KTAR Radio:
Link to news release

VEHICLES

12) NHTSA Will Finalize Long-Delayed 'Quiet Cars' Rules
Link to article in The Detroit News:



News Releases


Upcoming Events
Gulf Traffic – December 7-9 – Dubai

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

As July draws to a close, I'd like to extend another invitation to support the TCN. Please remember, this is not just asking for your support financially. You can support the TCN by simply telling others about the newsletter.

If you would like to support the TCN with a donation, please see how to do so below. Thank you!


AVIATION

1) China-Tied Hackers That Hit US Said to Breach United Airlines
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) 10 US Airports to Participate in Biometric Exit Pilot
Link to article on Planet Biometrics:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

3) Kansas City Cyclists Start Campaign to Help People Locate Their Bikes After Thefts
Link to story on KSHB-TV:

4) Police in New Haven, Connecticut Hand Out Warnings and Restaurant Coupons to Educate on Crosswalk Rules
Link to article in the New Haven Register:

CAMERAS

5) Dayton, Ohio Battles State to Keep Traffic Cameras On
Link to article in the Dayton Daily News:

6) London Police Transport Vans to Get CCTV After Deaths in Custody
Link to article in The Guardian:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

7) New Hampshire DOT Awarded $355,000 Federal Grant for Sensor Network on Memorial Bridge
Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:

OTHER

8) UK's Visualisation Lab Uses VR to Solve Transportation Issues
Link to article on Engadget:

PARKING

9) 'High-Tech' Parking Coming to Little Rock, Arkansas Airport
Link to story on KTHV-TV:

ROADWAYS

10) Indiana DOT to Change Work Zone Penalty Signs Statewide
Link to story on WRTV-TV:

TELEMATICS

11) Australian Researchers to Look at Whether Recording Driver Behavior Makes Young Motorists Safer
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Residents in Seattle Neighborhood Upset with Proposed Message Sign
Link to story on KING-TV:


News Releases


TCN Donations
Checks may be mailed to:
Bernie Wagenblast
1 Aberdeen CT
Cranford, NJ USA 07016-2911
You may also donate online with a credit or debit card via PayPal at:



Job Posting
 -  Principal, Transportation Management & Coordination - Metropolitan Transportation Commission - Oakland, California


Upcoming Events
National Shared Mobility Summit - September 28-30 - Chicago

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday. 
To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at bernie@bwcommunications.net.
Become a TCN fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @TransportComm.

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.     

© 2015 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net