Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey

Bernie's Notes
I'm trying something a little different with today's edition and I'd like your feedback on what you think of it.

I'm embedding the links for the articles with the name of the source of the story. On the plus side it makes the newsletter more streamlined, but I'm more concerned about readability. One hallmark of the TCN is that it's easy to scan and read the stories you find interesting. I've stayed away from photos and other "extras" that would make the TCN slower to load and more cluttered.

Please let me know what you think. Is it better, worse or it doesn't make a difference? Please drop me a note at bernie@transportationradio.com and let me know how you're reading the TCN (on a desktop, phone, etc.) and how it comes to you (Gmail, Outlook, etc.). Thanks!


AVIATION

1) Airlines Seek National Route to More Efficient Skies in Europe

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) Massachusetts DOT Says Move to Electronic Tolling is Saving Commuting Time

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) App Uses 'Swarm' to Aid Motorcyclists

4) Victorian Transport Association Outlines Transport Technology Imperative

MARITIME

5) The Plan to Remake the American Port with Better Data

6) How the Port of Rotterdam is Investing in Cybersecurity

OTHER

7) UK Department for Transport Launches £2.5 Million Transport Tech Funding Package

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Basketball Star Yao Ming Releases Emoji Package to Promote Traffic Safety

9) The Media Megaphone: Does It Help Curb Bad Infrastructure Projects?

ROADWAYS

10) In Earlier Battle, FHWA Told New York State Bridge Authority Ad Signs Were Illegal

11) New Boston Sign Will Tell Drivers Distance to Newport, Oregon

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) The Horizons of Technological Control: Automated Surveillance in the New York Subway

TELEMATICS

13) Bad App-titude: The Problem with Infotainment is Our Expectation

14) From the Road to the Air, the Evolving Use of Telematics

TRANSIT

15) San Francisco Muni Chooses Places Over People for Station Names

16) Wi-Fi in Underground New York City Subway Stations Still on Track for Completion, Source Says

17) Los Angeles County Metro Seeing $$$$ with New Opportunity to Sell Naming Rights to Rail Lines, Stations

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

18) Missouri DOT, Springfield Combining Traffic Management Systems

VEHICLES

19) Uber Wants to Pump the Brakes on Autonomous Car Testing Rules in Pennsylvania


News Releases


Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey


AVIATION

1) Should Airlines Control Their Fare Information? Regulators Take a Look
TheStreet

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) Several Drivers Say RiverLink Website Too Confusing When Ordering Bridge Transponders
WDRB-TV

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Traffic Apps Confused by Houston Road Work
KHOU-TV

4) BeiDou's Road to Global Service
GPS World

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) How the US Postal Service Could Enable Smart Cities
ZDNet

OTHER

6) Kenyan High Court Rules Speed Limit Signs Are Illegal
The Standard

7) Berlin Transport Company Reads 'Mean Tweets'
BBC News
Original RBB story (in German)

8) What's Happening with Mobile Driver's Licenses?
Transportation Matters for Iowa blog

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) Report Suggests Canadians Need Broader Education on Road Charges
Daily Commercial News

10) Pot Plays Starring Role in New State Campaign Addressing DUIs
Sacramento Bee

RAILROADS

11) New Jersey Train Derailment Spurs New Safety Guidelines on Emergency Response Info
NJ Advance Media

12) NTSB Says Automatic Braking System Could Have Prevented Fatal Arkansas Freight-Train Crash
USA Today

13) Data Lakes Offer Smooth Sailing for Egypt's Transport Sector
GE Hewar blog

ROADWAYS

14) Shared-Use Road in Adelaide, Australia Confusing Motorists and Pedestrians
CoastCity Messenger

15) Controversy in Warwick, New York as Blue Line, Changed to Red, White and Blue
Times Herald-Record

TELEMATICS

16) A To-Do List for the Incoming US Transportation Secretary
Strategy Analytics blog

TRANSIT

17) State's Failure to Directly Fund New Jersey Transit Could Keep It from Taking Critical Safety Steps
NJ Spotlight

18) After Octopus and Oyster, Now Phone Data Are Transforming Global Transport Systems
Financial Times

19) New Jersey Transit Planning to Allow Purchase of Bus, Light Rail Tickets via App
Star-Ledger

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

20) Petition: Make Quebec Traffic Signs Bilingual or Use Pictograms
Montreal Gazette

21) Arizona DOT Increases Use of Remote Technology to Ease Traffic Flow
AP

VEHICLES

22) Panel Explores How Humans, Robot Cars Will Interact
Detroit News

23) Tennessee DOT Chief Says Driverless Technology Poses Challenges
Commercial Appeal


News Releases


Job Posting
 -  Traffic Operations Project Manager – Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – Middletown, Pennsylvania


Upcoming Events
'Big Data' in Railroad Maintenance Planning – December 9 – Newark, Delaware

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday. 
For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com.
Become a TCN fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @TransportComm.

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@transportationradio.com.     
© 2016 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com
1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016