Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 5, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

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AVIATION

1) FAA Holds Private Meeting in Wichita on Airport Weather Observations
Link to KMUW Radio story

2) Air Traffic Controllers Texting While Directing Planes
Link to WABC-TV story

3) SESAR Demonstrates World First Virtual Center
Link to Air Traffic Management article

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) US Air Force Launches Final GPS 2F Satellite
Link to SpaceNews article
Link to news release

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Kansas City Applies for USDOT's Smart City Challenge
Link to Kansas City Star article

MARITIME

6) Drones of the Sea Learn to Swarm
Link to ZDNet article

7) Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test Underwater Data Center
Link to New York Times article

OTHER

8) Disney Files Patent for Drone-Based Flying Movie Screens
Link to Geek article

9) Thinking Highways North American Edition – January 2016 Online
Link to magazine

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

10) BMW Partners with Moovit to Extend Mobility Platform
Link to Luxury Daily article

11) Amazon Echo Now Lets You Hail an Uber Ride
Link to CNET article

TRANSIT

12) Watching the Rails: Inside DC Metro's Closed-Circuit Nerve Center
Link to WRC-TV story

13) Audio Ads a New Addition to Cleveland Public Transit
Link to WCPN Radio story

14) Gujarat Launches GPS-Enabled State Transport Buses; Mobile App to Follow
Link to Tech2 article

15) Dallas Area Rapid Transit Sponsors Student Art Competition
Link to KXAS-TV's Talk Street video

16) Bemused Southern Rail Passengers Receive 13 Emails in Three Minutes in Marketing Blunder
Link to Evening Standard article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Tennessee DOT Traffic Management Center in Nashville Expanding Coverage
Link to Home Page article

18) Taiwan Premier Lauds Online Traffic Forecasts Created by National Freeway Bureau
Link to Taipei Times article


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Senior Tolls Specialist – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New York, New York
 -  ITS Systems Analyst/Engineer – ConSysTec – New York, New York


Friday Bonus
North Carolina highway sign may predict final score in Super Bowl.


Upcoming Events
FHWA Webinar: Design-Build Push Button Contract Significantly Reduces the Time It Takes to Implement Safety Improvements – February 25

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 4, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057



GPS / NAVIGATION

1) GPS Error Caused '12 Hours of Problems' for Companies
Link to BBC News story

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

2) Austin, Texas to Apply to Be 'Smart City' for $50 Million to Improve Traffic
Link to KEYE-TV story

3) New Haven, Connecticut Joins Smart City Challenge to Improve Commute
Link to WTNH-TV story

MARITIME

4) Tapping Into the Maritime-Tracking Space Race
Link to Institutional Investor article

OTHER

5) Benefits of Sitraffic Stream, System for Prioritizing Urban Buses and Emergency Vehicles
Link to The Magazine article

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Chicago Transportation Journal Debuts
Link to further information

ROADWAYS

7) UK Road Safety Markings Association Says Calls for Demise of White Lines on Roadways Are Wrong
Link to ITS International article
TRANSIT

9) 350 New Bus Countdown Clocks, Bus-Only Lanes Coming to NYC
Link to amNew York article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) North Texas Tollway Authority Opens Command Center in Plano
Link to Dallas Morning News article

11) Alberta's 511 Traffic to Be Updated More Regularly with Tips from Public and RCMP
Link to Edmonton Journal article
Link to news release


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  ITS Systems Analyst/Engineer – ConSysTec – New York, New York
 -  Senior Tolls Specialist – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New York, New York


Upcoming Events
Asia Pacific Rail 2016 – March 22-23 – Hong Kong

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Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.     
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US House Republicans Unveil Bill to Privatize Air Traffic Control
Link to Reuters article
Link to news release

2) Massachusetts DOT Eyes FAA's OK to Use Drones for Inspections
Link to Boston Herald article

3) Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Now Allows Noise Complaints Through App
Link to KNXV-TV story

4) Movie Theaters Could Be Coming to an Airport Near You
Link to CNN story

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Twin Cities Agencies Gear Up for $50 Million USDOT Transportation Challenge
Link to Finance & Commerce article

MARITIME

6) Russia Planning Five Special Maritime Operations Centers
Link to International Maritime and Port Security article

OTHER

7) How New Car Technology is Forcing Radar Detectors to Be More Accurate
Link to Road & Track column

RAILROADS

8) Big Freight Railroads Won't Meet PTC Deadline
Link to AP article

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Irish Election Candidates Warned Over Electronic Road Signs
Link to Irish Times article

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

10) Brand Redesign: Uber Has Changed its Logo
Link to Next Digit article
Link to news release

TRANSIT

11) Buses in Washington State to Test Alarms to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Link to Seattle Times article

12) Houston Metro Uses Wireless Callboxes to Ensure On-Time Performance
Link to Government Product News article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Green Light to Winnipeg Traffic Control Center
Link to CTV News story

14) Technology Allowing Local Governments to Better Battle Gridlock
Link to American City & County article

VEHICLES

15) Google is Testing its Self-Driving Car in Kirkland, Washington
Link to Seattle Times article

16) MapMyIndia Wants Self-Driving Cars in India, Unveils Real View Tech
Link to India Today article

17) Your Smartphone Can Tell How Well You're Driving
Link to NerdWallet article


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Senior Tolls Specialist – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New York, New York
 -  ITS Systems Analyst/Engineer – ConSysTec – New York, New York


Upcoming Events
CODECS Workshop 'Perspectives in Functional Road Mapping' – February 17 – Prague

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© 2016 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net

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