Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

The November TCN Fundraiser Continues

Thank you to all who have contributed during the November fundraiser! I very much appreciate the support. So far, GovScience Partners has been the only one to take advantage of my offer of an ad for a $100 donation. There are plenty of open dates available. If you'd prefer to simply make a donation, that's great. You'll find information below on how to do that.

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AVIATION

1) San Antonio Airport Debuts Virtual Helper to Guide Passengers Through Security
Link to story on KSAT-TV:
Link to news release

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option
Link to article on Tech Cocktail:

CAMERAS

3) Statewide Traffic Camera Ban Passes Ohio Senate
Link to article from the Northeast Ohio Media Group:

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) New Method Detects GNSS Spoofing Attacks
Link to article in GPS World:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) Senators Introduce Auto Industry Whistle-Blower Bill
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to news release

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) Wrong-Way Driving Technology Set to be Installed in Rhode Island
Link to story on WPRI-TV:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

7) Uber Tracking Raises Privacy Concerns
Link to article in USA Today:

TRANSIT

8) Los Angeles' Transit Agencies See Success with Suicide Prevention Campaign
Link to story on KABC-TV:

9) Irish Public Transport Wi-Fi May Get Sponsors
Link to article in The Irish Times:

10) New Website Eases Transit Planning for California's Mountain Transit
Link to article in the Mountain News:
Link to site

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) New Traffic Cameras to Ease Congestion in Round Rock, Texas
Link to story on KXAN-TV:

VEHICLES

12) Honk App Promises Quicker Roadside Assistance
Link to article in USA Today:


News Releases


TCN Contributions
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Upcoming Events
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Progress on NextGen Aviation System is Said to Be 'Stalled'
Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Japan to Use Facial Recognition Screening at Airports
Link to article in The Asahi Shimun:

3) Japan Airlines Tests Battery-Free Beacons at 13 Airports
Link to article on NFC World+:

4) New Study Finds Vulnerabilities in Mobile Information Cockpit Systems
Link to article in Avionics Today:

5) United's Newark Plans Will Reinvent New York Airport Tech, Food Offerings
Link to article on Skift:
Link to news release

6) Signage Revamped at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport
Link to article in Airport World:

7) Inflight – November/December 2015
Includes a number of articles on passenger aircraft communications.

MARITIME

8) The Quantum of the Seas is a Floating Heaven for Tech Geeks at Sea
Link to article in Computerworld:

OTHER

9) Internet of Things Helps Buffalo, Other Cities, with Snow Removal
Link to article in Government Technology:

10) Bill Ford, KPMG See Radical Change in Future Transport
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

11) News from 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition

ROADWAYS

12) Massachusetts Equipping Highway Signs with Radar Technology
Link to story on WBZ-TV:

TRANSIT

13) Google Transit Technology Fails Halifax Transit
Link to CBC News story:

14) Meet the Man Behind the Chicago Transit Authority's Tweets
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) Traffic Management System in Swansea, UK to Cut Pollution from 2015
Link to story on BBC News:

16) Rural Traveler Information Site Grows in Western US
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

17) Louisville Cameras Watch Traffic Flow, Not Red-Light Runners
Link to story on WAVE-TV:

VEHICLES

18) Mercedes-Benz Steps Up Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Link to article on PerformanceDrive:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
2015 Texas Transportation Forum – January 14-16 – Austin, Texas

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Newark Airport Runway Incursion Radar Malfunctioning
Link to story on WABC-TV:

2) Bosnia Herzegovina Enters European Air Traffic Network
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

CAMERAS

3) New South Wales Parliamentary Committee Wants Extension of Point-to-Point Camera Scheme
Link to article in Australasian Bus & Coach:
Link to report

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) Intelligent Mobility for Smart Cities Conference Held in Brussels
Link to article from ERTICO:

5) Smart Traffic Signs to Be Installed on Bulgarian Highways
Link to article on Mediapool.bg:

6) Recently Released Publications from the US DOT ITS-JPO
Link to further information:

MARITIME

7) Port of Hamburg Looks to Relieve Mega-Ship Congestion with Data Share Scheme
Link to article on Loadstar:

OTHER

8) Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt on Journalists to Fight Bad Press
Link to article on BuzzFeed:

9) Booming Lagos, Smart City
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

10) Adobe Can Now Send Customized Messages to Beacon Apps
Link to IDG News Service article:

RAILROADS

11) Officials: Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road to Get Cameras for Trains
Link to story on WPIX-TV:
Link to news release

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

12) Uber and Spotify Team to Let Passengers Play Their Music in Uber Cars
Link to article on CNET:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

13) Brisbane's Airtrain to Accept PayPal
Link to article in Computerworld:

14) Boston-Area TMA Starts Kickstarter Campaign to Create Online Bus Re-Routing Shuttle System
Link to article in the Boston Herald:

15) Bus Passenger Information System Glitch in Mysore, India
Link to article in The Hindu:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) New Traffic Operations Center Opens in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Link to article in The Daily News:

17) New Service Lets Drivers See Camera Images to Judge Seriousness of Delay
Link to article in Automotive News:

18) Los Angeles Homeowners Spoof Waze to Reduce Congestion on Local Streets from Diverting Traffic
Link to article on TMZ:

VEHICLES

19) Car-Based Technology That Could Invigorate Cities
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Florida Automated Vehicles Summit – December 15-16 – Lake Buena Vista & Bay Lake, Florida

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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.     

© 2014 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net