Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join ITS America November 17-18 for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia
Make plans to join ITS America, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and ITS Georgia for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium next month. This two-day event will focus on how ITS technologies can increase safety, assist with complete streets redevelopment, and improve urban freight movement, as well as how communities can fund future complete streets projects to enhance the transportation experience as a whole.

The symposium program features keynote addresses from the Federal perspective as well as the Atlanta region, four panel discussions featuring industry and government thought leaders, a networking reception and a table-top exhibition of transportation technologies.  A special program highlight includes guided tours of Atlanta-specific ITS projects that are enhancing the regions complete streets network that you won’t want to miss. Secure your spot and register today. Special registration rates are available for both the private and public sector. For a detailed schedule of events and speakers please visit www.itsa.org/completestreetsAtlanta.


AVIATION

1) FAA May Streamline Training Requirements for Airport Dispatchers
Link to article in The Hill:

2) FAA Seeks Digital Tool to Aid Investigations
Link to article in FCW:

3) Wearable Technology, Soon in a Cabin Near You
Link to article in Aviation Week:

4) San Antonio International Airport Introduces Two Digital Library Kiosks
Link to article in Airport World:

CAMERAS

5) Florida Court Says Not So Fast with Those Red-Light Camera Tickets
Link to article on Florida Watchdog:

CARTOGRAPHY

6) Apple's Latest Attempt to Fix Its Maps Problem
Link to story on CNBC:

FREIGHT

7) Judy McReynolds Named Chairman of American Transportation Research Institute
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

OTHER

8) Experts Discuss Technology's Role in Future of Transportation
Link to article in The Washington Post:

9) Finland to Help Vietnam Develop Smart Cities
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:

10) US DOT Website Has Snafu on Air Bag Recall Info
Link to article in USA Today:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

11) Parsons Brinckerhoff Hired to Push Hillsborough County, Florida Transportation Plan
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

12) San Francisco Airport First in US to Reach Deals with Uber, Lyft
Link to article on Mashable:
Link to news release

13) Arizona Company Launches Rideshare App, Looks to Rival Lyft, Uber
Link to story on KTAR Radio:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

14) First Red Bus-Lane Markings Installed in Seattle
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
Link to news release

15) Meet Bridj, the Start-Up Using Big Data to Revamp Bus Transit
Link to article in The Washington Post:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Civic Tech and Engagement: With Waze, Who's in the Driver's Seat?
Link to commentary on techPresident:

VEHICLES

17) Automakers Working to Prevent Vehicle Cyber Terrorism
Link to article in The Detroit News:

18) New Mexico DOT Investigates Smart-Car Traffic Technology
Link to story on KRQE-TV:

19) Driverless Cars on Horizon and Door is Open to Testing Right Now, Says New Zealand Transport Minister
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Request for Proposals - NCHRP Project 20-103: Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Information Portals – Transportation Research Board


Upcoming Events
APTA ITS Best Practices Workshop – November 7-8 – Orlando, Florida

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Rear Projection DLP™ Cubes with LED Light Source vs. Slim-Bezel LCD in Control Rooms

The two most commonly deployed control room technologies today are: Thin-bezel LCD display wall systems and Rear-projection DLP display wall systems with long-life LED light source. Check out Mitsubishi Electric’s latest white paper which compares the technologies and highlights pros and cons of each to help customers make an informed choice for their investment in display technology. Click here to view the white paper: http://me-vis.com/white-paper-download/


BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

1) Nepal to Require GPS Tracking Units, to Improve Weather Forecasts Following Avalanche Deaths
Link to AP article:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) Delhi-Mumbai Stretch to Get India's First Electronic Toll Collection Facility October 27
Link to article in The Economic Times:

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Nokia Unfolds Its Here Maps App to Broader Android Market
Link to article on CNET:

MARITIME

4) Draft Polar Code Chapters on Safety of Navigation and Communication Finalized
Link to article in IMO News:

OTHER

5) Louisiana Governor Orders State to Track Ebola Travel
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Tampa Airport Attorney May Have Violated Sunshine Law by Not Archiving Text Messages
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

7) Mumbai Traffic Police: Video Pays Tribute to Traffic Cops' Journey
Link to article on India.Com:

ROADWAYS

8) Drivers Report Glitches with Georgia Variable Speed Limit System
Link to story on WXIA-TV:

9) Illinois Tollway Authority to Spend More on Technology
Link to article in Land Line:

10) New Jersey Court Approves Town's Digital Billboard Ban
Link to article in the New Jersey Law Journal:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) Missouri DOT to Test New Method of Wrong-Way Accident Prevention
Link to story on KWMU Radio:

12) Contest Rewards Developers Who Use Smartphones to Prevent Smartphone Distractions
Link to story on NY1:

TRANSIT

13) How 'Race the Tube' Went Global
Link to story on BBC News:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

14) A Video Overview of the Georgia DOT Transportation Management Center
Link to video:

VEHICLES

15) Was Your Car Stolen? Stop the Thieves with a Simple SMS
Link to story on CNN's African Start-Up:

16) Debate Just Starting on Mandate for 'Talking Vehicles'
Link to article in Roll Call:

17) Ethernet is Coming to Cars
Link to article in Computerworld:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
FCC Accessible Wireless Emergency Communications Forum – November 7 – Washington, DC

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

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