Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

AVIATION

1) Scientists Working on Speeding Up Traffic at New York-New Jersey Airports
Link to article in The Record:

2) Asia Faces ‘Risk of Choking Skies’ as Air Traffic Grows
Link to article from The Straits Times:

3) Copenhagen Airports Uses Crowdsourcing to Improve Passenger Experience
Link to article in Airport World:

4) Worst US Airports for Wi-Fi
Link to article in Kiplinger’s:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

5) Chongqing, China Tests Sidewalk Lane for Cellphone Users
Link to article on CNET:

GPS / NAVIGATION

6) GPS Technology Shaves Minutes Off Emergency Response Time
Link to story on KRCU Radio:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

7) Can ITS Solve India’s Traffic Congestion Problems?
Link to analysis in InformationWeek:

PARKING

8) Parking Sensors Malfunction in Walnut Creek, California
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

RAILROADS

9) Network Rail Completes York Operations Center
Link to article in the International Railway Journal:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) OnStar, Police Are Hitting the Brakes on Stolen Cars
Link to article in Automotive News:

11) Radar System Promoted as Means to Alert Idaho Drivers to Wildlife
Link to article in the Idaho Mountain Express and Guide:

12) Trying to Hit the Brake on Texting While Driving
Link to article in The New York Times:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

13) Train-the-Trainer Pilot Courses for Incident Responders and Managers
Link to document from the Transportation Research Board:

TRANSIT

14) Milwaukee County Executive Unveils New Transit Website
Link to article in the Milwaukee Courier:

15) Brazilian Project Encourages Riders to Make Their Own Bus Stop Signs
Link to blog on CityLab:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) How South Australia's Traffic Management Center Averted Catastrophe on September 8
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

17) A Lexicon for Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information
Link to document from the Transportation Research Board:

VEHICLES

18) Interview: Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Traffic Management
Link to article in Government Technology:

19) Google Driverless Future Vision at Odds with Automakers
Link to Bloomberg article:


News Releases


Bernie’s Notes

If you’re attending the ITS 3C Summit in Mobile, Alabama, please be sure to stop by and say hello. I’ll be moderating the general session Tuesday morning on connected vehicles, starting at 10:30. If you can’t make that, and you’re in the area, please send me an email so we can meet.


Solicitation
-  Feedback Requested - FHWA 2015 Guidance for Connected Vehicles and Potential Formation of a V2I Deployment Coalition - FHWA


Upcoming Events
Transportation Infrastructure Conference – October 3 – Rolla, Missouri


Today in Transportation History    
1984 **30th anniversary** Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass at Toronto's Downsview Airport. Over 500,000 people were in attendance.  

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The ITS 3C Summit is only 2 days away!  It's not too late to join the over 500 transportation professionals (including nearly 100 from the public sector) that have signed up to attend and take advantage of this joint meeting.  Register today, and don’t miss what’s sure to be a memorable event in the ITS industry!   The Gulf Region ITS, ITS Florida, and ITS Georgia state chapters will host the ITS 3C Summit September 14 - 17 in Mobile, Alabama. Highly anticipated general sessions include a DOT CEO Roundtable featuring DOT directors from ten states across the southeast as well. Additionally, a Connected Vehicles panel discussion will keep the conversation going hot on the heels of ITS World Congress. The educational and interactive program is filled with informative and insightful presentations by industry leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors.  The expansive Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest and greatest in ITS from over 50 exhibitorsTechnical tours will be offered to give attendees a closer look at just how ITS is implemented in the region, and training workshops will be available to provide participants an opportunity for enhanced learning. To round out each day’s conference activities, networking events with a local flair will be held.  If you have already registered for the ITS 3C Summit, remember to begin planning your conference experience by signing up for breakout sessions, training workshops, technical tours, and networking activities. Stay up to date with ITS 3C Summit happenings on the event website www.its3csummit.com.
See you in Mobile! 


AVIATION

1) The Future of Airport Design is All About Self-Service
Link to article in Condé Nast Traveler:

2) FAA Challenged by Overhaul of Air Traffic Control, Survey Says
Link to Reuters article:
Link to GAO report

OTHER

3) Porsche Automobil Holding SE Takes Stake in Inrix
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release

4) Historic Whistles, Now Dormant, Were Once Vital to Everyday Life in Idaho Transportation Department

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) Vermont Soon Bans All Handheld Devices While Driving
Link to story on WPTZ-TV:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

6) Uber Introduces BYOD for Drivers, Critics Cite Safety Concerns
Link to article in Government Technology:

TRANSIT

7) Real-Time System Making Pittsburgh-Area Public Transportation Easier for Riders
Link to story on KDKA-TV:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) UK Government's £50 Travel-Planning Website, Transport Direct, to Close
Link to article in The Guardian:

VEHICLES

9) Interview: Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Traffic Management
Link to article in FutureStructure:

10) Want to Be a Better Boston Driver? Now There's an App for That
Link to story on WBZ Radio:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
This is a few years old, but it may be more spot on today than when it was first produced.


Upcoming Events
carIT Kongress – September 30 – Hannover Messe, Germany


Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** The Soviet Union launched Luna 2. It was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon's surface.

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