Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Program Hits Just Keep on Coming:
Last Chance to Register for IBTTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting September 14-17

Get ready for a mind-boggling mix of smart, state-of-the-art content at IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 14-17 in Austin, Texas. If you still haven’t registered, you’re running out of time to attend the biggest annual gathering on the tolling industry calendar. During the Annual Meeting, you’ll get updates from the front lines of transportation technology development…hear about safety, travel information and payment technologies that are transforming the customer experience…learn how Big Data and faster forecasting make it easier to project future traffic and revenue. You’ll witness IBTTA’s version of the popular Shark Tank TV series, with a panel of tolling veterans judging some of the industry’s edgiest new innovations. BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ACT FAST. After August 29, registration will only be accepted onsite. Listen to IBTTA President, and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein tell IBTTA Radio about what's in-store in Austin. Click here for more program highlights and registration.


AVIATION

1) UPS, Union Ousted from Crash Inquiry for Public Statements
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news releases from NTSB, Independent Pilots Association

2) Wi-Fi Connections at Three Japanese Airports Allow Snooping of Email
Link to Kyodo article:

3) American Airlines Pulling Fares from Orbitz After Failing to Reach Deal
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release from American Airlines

4) Australia Follows EU, US in Allowing Mobile Devices In-Flight
Link to AFP article:

5) NASA to Develop Metroplex Air Traffic Management Tools
Link to article in GCN:

CAMERAS

6) Who Watches the Automated Traffic Watchmen?
Link to blog in The Washington Post:

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) Australia Enhancing Its Military's GPS Capabilities
Link to UPI article:

8) Queensland Ambulance Service Bring GPS Tracking to the Public
Link to article on CNET:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

9) First Issue of THx Available Online
Link to articles:

10) ITS World Congress Preview
Link to preview from ITS International:

11) Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges Through Intelligent Transportation Systems: Case Studies
Link to publication from FHWA:

MARITIME

12) Flags at Sea
Link to infographic in The Maritime Executive:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

13) New Law Increases Transparency, Creates Salary Restrictions for Illinois Transit Employees
Link to article on Illinois Watchdog:

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) Federal Agencies Blocking Building Entry to Holders of Massachusetts IDs
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

15) NTSB's Michael Flanigon: Investigating Train Accidents
Link to article in The Washington Post:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

16) Some Call for More Sharing in Ridesharing
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:

TRANSIT

17) Mobile Application Software Innovates Public Transportation Fares
Link to article on Guardian Liberty Voice:

18) Training Videos One More Way FTA Helps Ensure Transit Passengers' Civil Rights
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

VEHICLES

19) The Promise of the Connected Car
Link to article on EDN Network:

20) Indian American Engineer Raghunathan Rajkumar Helping to Make Driverless Cars People's Choice
Link to article in The American Bazaar:


News Releases


**CORRECTION**
In yesterday's edition I said it was the 195th anniversary of the birth of James Watt. It was actually the anniversary of his death.


Solicitation
 -  Request for Information – Truck Parking Information Delivery System – Pennsylvania DOT


Upcoming Events
Public Meeting Seeking Stakeholder Input to Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance – September 12 – Detroit


Today in Transportation History    
1974 **40th anniversary** Charles Lindbergh died in Kipahulu, Hawaii.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE to showcase connected vehicle, automated driving, and predictive traffic applications at ITS World Congress

HERE is a Nokia business with nearly 30 years of experience in collecting, processing and distributing vast amounts of map, traffic, and dynamic data to support consumer, automotive, and government transportation applications.   

Please join HERE at ITS WC to see our next generation of automotive navigation and connected driving applications during ITS World Congress in Detroit on 7 – 11 September 2014 at Belle Isle or click http://here.com/business to learn more.


AVIATION

1) Sparks Fly on Privatizing Air Traffic Control
Link to article from The Wall Street Journal:

2) The End of Airport Check-In? Hawaiian Airlines Testing Pre-printed Bag Tags in Seattle
Link to article on GeekWire:

CAMERAS

3) More Cameras Needed on Atlanta Metro Highways
Link to column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Two Galileo Navigation Satellites Launched in Wrong Orbit
Link to article in Computerworld:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) EU-US Sustainability Working Group to Hold Joint Workshop on September 12 in Detroit
Link to update:

6) Latest News from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:

OTHER

7) Moving from 'Data' to 'Information' in Trucking
Link to article in Fleet Owner:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Illinois DOT Launches Innovative 'Driving Dead' Traffic Safety Campaign
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

ROADWAYS

9) Incorrect, Failed I-95 Construction Signs Create Mass Confusion, Huge Traffic Jam in Maryland
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

10) Traffic Paparazzi Contribute to Massive Slowdown on I-5 in Washington State
Link to story on KIRO Radio:

TRANSIT

11) Card System a Boost for Public Transit in Abu Dhabi
Link to article in The National:

VEHICLES

12) Chicago Charts a Course in Autonomous Vehicles
Link to article in Automotive News:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Webcast: Creating Traffic Incident Management Teams for Responder Safety – August 27


Today in Transportation History    
1819 **195th anniversary** James Watt, a mechanical engineer who made significant improvements to the steam engine and developed the concept of horsepower, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

There are less than 30 days until the ITS 3C Summit, so now is time to register for this one-of-a-kind event! The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14-17 in Mobile, Alabama. With the theme “Combined Intelligence – Working Together for Smarter Transportation,” attendees will get a firsthand account of the future of transportation technology.  A few highlights of the conference include a DOT CEO Roundtable featuring DOT directors from across the southeast, a Connected Vehicles panel discussion and ITS - End User's Perspectives and Applications General Session.   Speakers invited to those sessions include executives from USDOT, Nissan, UMTRI, FDOT, Coca-Cola, Red Classic and IBM. Attendees and guests are invited to board the famed USS Alabama battleship for a networking event that’s sure to impress. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a tour of the highly secure international AUSTAL Ship Building Facility along with the Alabama Department of Transportation Mobile Traffic Management Center (TMC) and Tunnel Facility.  If you have already registered, begin planning your conference experience by signing up for breakout sessions, training workshops, technical tours, and networking activities. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. The ITS 3C Summit is an invaluable learning experience for any transportation professional and an exciting opportunity to join other industry leaders in sharing new ideas and forging lasting partnerships in a fun and relaxing learning environment. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website www.its3csummit.com.   See you soon!


AVIATION

1) AirPooler Challenges FAA Ridesharing Decision
Link to article in Flying:

CAMERAS

2) 17,000 New Jersey Red Light Camera Fines Dismissed Because Drivers Never Got the Tickets
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Galileo Takes Another Step Toward Completion
Link to EFE article:

MARITIME

4) To the Lighthouse and Buoys, with Toolboxes and Bulbs
Link to article in The New York Times:

OTHER

5) Daytona: From Aging Track to High-Tech Motorsports Mecca
Link to article on Gizmodo:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Anchorage, Alaska Launches Site to Track Road Projects, Special Events
Link to article on Alaska Dispatch:

RAILROADS

7) FRA Issues Final Rule on PTC Implementation
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

ROADWAYS

8) Japan to Install 'Smart' Traffic Lights Throughout Cambodia's Capital
Link to article on Next City:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

9) National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training in Danville, Kentucky
Link to story on WTVQ-TV:

TRANSIT

10) Transit Startup Bridj Facing Regulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Link to article on BetaBoston:

11) Real-Time Data Shows New Jersey Transit Buses Even Later than Suspected
Link to article in The Record:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Anoka County, Minnesota to Set Up Command Center to Monitor Traffic
Link to article in the Anoka County UnionHerald:

13) San Diego Adds Bluetooth Tracking to Surveillance Roster
Link to article on VPN Creative:

VEHICLES

14) Carmakers Put Apple's CarPlay in the Slow Lane
Link to article in Computerworld:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
If you've ever ridden the New York City subways in the summer you know how brutally hot it can get in the stations. Fortunately, there's now a way to take advantage of that heat.


Upcoming Events
ION GNSS+ 2014 – September 8-12 – Tampa, Florida


Today in Transportation History    
1834 **180th anniversary** Samuel Pierpont Langley, an aviation pioneer, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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