Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 27, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful!

Today is Thanksgiving in the US and I'd like to take a moment to thank some of the folks who have helped the TCN during 2014. First, the following advertisers: Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Cubic Transportation Systems, GEWI, GovScience Partners, HERE, IBTTA, INRIX, IRF, Iteris, ITS 3C Summit, ITS America, Meetings Northwest, Mitsubishi Electric, Noblis, Norwalk Transit District and Qvision Technology. I also want to thank all those who contributed to the TCN during my May and November fundraising months. Finally, I want to thank YOU for being a reader of the TCN. Thanks for taking the time to not only look at the updates but to share with me stories and comments and for letting your colleagues know about the TCN.


MARITIME

1) KCRW Turns the Human Tales of the Ports Into Audio-Art for 'Cargoland' Series
Link to article on Long Beach Post:

OTHER

2) Using Twitter to Predict Travel Patterns in Future Disasters
Link to article on City Lab:

ROADWAYS

3) TV Station: More Inaccurate Signs Installed in Boston
Link to story on WFXT-TV:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

4) Virginia Traffic Operations Center Offers Eye on Road Conditions
Link to story on WSLS-TV:


News Releases



Today in Transportation History
1924 **90th anniversary** The Bear Mountain Bridge, which crosses the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties, was opened. When it opened it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

1964 **50th anniversary** Filming began of Star Trek.

Solicitation


Upcoming Events
ITS Minnesota Winter Quarter Luncheon Seminar on Metro Transit – December 3 – St. Paul, Minnesota

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

1) Baidu Develops 'Smart Bike' and Its Operating System
Link to article on ZDNet:

CAMERAS

2) Delegate Norton Blasts Lawmakers Trying to Regulate DC Traffic Cameras
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Drivers Using New Tool to Avoid Massachusetts Tolls
Link to story on WBZ-TV:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Educating the Public About Transit
Link to article in Mass Transit:

RAILROADS

5) Sequestration Cuts Hazmat Train-Tracking Program
Link to blog in Government Security News:

ROADWAYS

6) Debate Over Metric Arizona Highway Signs Continues
Link to article in Better Roads:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Proposed Washington State Distracted Driving Law Won't Stop Siri
Link to story on KUOW Radio:

TRANSIT

8) Toronto Transit Group Urges Grumpy TTC Riders to Take Selfies
Link to article in the Toronto Sun:
Link to news release

VEHICLES

9) Honda V2X Tech Gets Cars Talking to Each Other
Link to article in Autocar Professional:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Future Travel Experience Europe – February 2-4 – London

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

CBS, Disney, Comcast, Fox; they're all media empires with a variety of outlets. When it comes to transportation communications media empires think the TCN! ;-) Of course there's the flagship newsletter, but you also have Transportation Radio, which brings you interviews you won't find anywhere else; transportation voiceover services which can be heard in places such as the NYC subway and soon, PATCO; other transportation newsletters and even radio traffic reports on Saturdays in NY and NJ. To keep this all going I can use your support. November is one of two months of the year when I ask for contributions for the TCN. You can make a monetary donation, you can purchase an ad or you can just let your colleagues know about the TCN. Information on contributing can be found below. Thank you!


BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

1) Virginia Attorney General: Virginia Beach Lacks Zoning Authority to Regulate Bike Ads
Link to AP article:

CARTOGRAPHY

2) Real-Time Mapping Service Coordinates Chicago's Road Work
Link to article in GCN:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) US DOT's 2014 ITS Benefits, Costs and Lessons Learned Report and Fact Sheets Available Online
Link to further information from US DOT ITS Joint Program Office:

MARITIME

4) Port of Los Angeles Nets Awards for Cybersecurity and Public Outreach Efforts
Link to article in the Press-Telegram:
Link to news release

5) Social Media Can Impact Maritime Search and Rescue Operations
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:

PARKING

6) ParkPlus Tech Deal Could Bring Calgary Payment System Around World
Link to article in the Calgary Herald:
Link to news release

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Joins Push to Hide CSA Safety Data from Public
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Hack-a-thon Invites Public to Solve Traffic Safety Issues in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

TELEMATICS

9) Shanghai OnStar Announces New Weather Check and Reservation Features
Link to article on GM Authority:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

10) November Issue of The Responder
Link to newsletter:

TRANSIT

11) Transit Windsor Asks for Funding to Pay for Real-Time Information System
Link to article on BlackburnNews:

12) Google Transit Coming to Regina
Link to article in the Leader-Post:

VEHICLES

13) GM Scours Social Media to Find Car Defects, Company President Says
Link to article on Bloomberg:

14) Taking Driverless Cars to the Next Level
Link to article in Government Technology:


News Releases


TCN Contributions
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Solicitation
 -  Call for Papers – 2015 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium


Upcoming Events
ITS America Webinar: The Impact of the 2014 Midterm Elections on Transportation Policy – December 3

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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