Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

North Carolina selects HERE to manage traffic congestion
The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently selected HERE, the location cloud company, as the provider of probe-based, Real-Time Traffic services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic congestion, making North Carolina the eighth state along the eastern seaboard to utilize HERE Real-Time Traffic. With real-time traffic data from HERE, NCDOT will be able to communicate up-to-the-minute information about current traffic conditions and travel times on dynamic signs on the roadways. HERE Real-Time Traffic services combine location technology and big data analytics to create a powerful new traffic management tool for transportation departments around the country. HERE is also working with transportation agencies to deploy connected vehicle technologies and close the loop between vehicles and infrastructure. 

To read more about this project, click here.


AVIATION

1) Iris Automation Bringing Eyes, and Situational Awareness, to Drones
Link to TechCruch article

2) Smart Airports Will Become the Hub of Brand Experience
Link to Huffington Post blog

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

3) Updated Crosswalks Cause Confusion in Santa Maria, California
Link to KSBY-TV story

4) Tour de France Will Use High-Tech Scanning System to Find Hidden Motors
Link to CNET article

CAMERAS

5) Your Car's Photo is Now Being Taken as You Drive Under New Massachusetts Turnpike Toll Gantries
Link to MassLive article

CARTOGRAPHY

6) Google Sharpens Maps, Earth with Petabyte of Crisp NASA Satellite Imagery
Link to ZDNet article

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

7) Tech Startup Tests Cellphone Transponder on Central Florida Toll Roads
Link to Orlando Sentinel article
Link to PayTollo

FREIGHT

8) New FHWA Website: The Freight Economy
Link to site

OTHER

9) Shared Mobility Conversation with Susan Shaheen
Link to ITE Talks Transportation podcast

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) New Mexico DOT Launches Anti-DWI TV Ads
Link to KOAT-TV story

11) Transportation Agencies Take Note: Facebook Matters in a Crisis
Link to Talking Transportation blog

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) US Considering Asking Foreign Visitors to Hand Over Their Social Media Information
Link to Quartz article

TELEMATICS

13) In Google's Future, Drivers May Exchange Their Data for Infotainment and Other Features
Link to Car and Driver blog

TRANSIT

14) Newspaper: Sidewalk Labs Aims to Fix Public Transit in US by Shifting Control to Google
Link to Guardian article

15) Seattle Metro Commuters Get Chance to Share Stories at Party on Wheels
Link to Seattle Times article
Link to KBCS Radio's What's the Flux?


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Nominees Sought – Members of Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) – Federal Transit Administration


Upcoming Events
Webinar: AASHTO STSMO/SCOHT/TRB RTSMO Annual Meeting Preview – July 8

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter


Monday, June 27, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


Reduce Your Liability Risk and Maintenance Costs with RAE’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program

Reno A&E (RAE) is pleased to announce the launch of its Signal Monitor Recertification Program. The program provides a new factory two-year warranty, hardware and firmware updates, minor repairs, test report, new warranty label, and a certificate of recertification for any RAE signal monitor less than 12 years old. Traffic signal cabinets have to continuously operate in harsh environments and should be thoroughly tested periodically to ensure safety. The RAE Signal Monitor Recertification Program will help agencies quickly, easily, and cost-effectively perform this necessary testing task. For more information on how we can tailor a program for your agency, please contact RAE’s sales department at +1.775.826.2020 and also visit http://www.renoae.com/WarrantyRecertification.aspx.


AVIATION

1) IATA: Focus on Growing Cyber Threats to Aviation
Link to Press Trust of India article

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) To Cross this Maryland Bridge, Bicyclists Will Pay Same Toll as Cars
Link to WTOP Radio story

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Spend $170 Million to Upgrade Toll System, End Cash Tolls
Link to NJ Advance Media article

4) Toll Booths in Vietnam to Be Fined for Long Delays
Link to Viet Nam News article

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Senators Press FCC Chairman on 5.9 GHz Testing
Link to Multichannel News article

6) Thinking Highways Interviews

RAILROADS

7) Technology, Programs Used to Prevent Derailments
Link to WGRZ-TV story

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

8) Uber and Pandora Partner to Provide Ad-Free Music
Link to CNET article

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

9) Technicians Patrol Las Vegas Freeways Helping Stranded Motorists
Link to Las Vegas Review-Journal article

TRANSIT

10) BART, Los Angeles Metro Have Twitter Battle on Which Service is Better
Link to KRON-TV story

11) Local Hackers Team Up to Tackle Transit Issues in Indianapolis
Link to Indianapolis Business Journal article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Virginia Transportation Agencies to Study Ways to Reduce Traffic Jams on I-64
Link to WCAV-TV story

VEHICLES

13) Older Drivers Want Car Tech so They Can Stay Behind the Wheel
Link to USA Today article


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Webcast: Closing the Loop - Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information – July 7

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 24, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Btrfly App Helps You Find Love with Other Lonely Travelers at the Airport
Link to Daily Mail article
Link to Btrfly

CARTOGRAPHY

2) Untangling Paris' Chaotic Metro Map
Link to CityLab article

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Kansas Turnpike Authority Offers to Help Kansans with Out-of-State Toll-Billing Errors
Link to KMBC-TV story
Link to news release

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) UN Aviation Agency Voices 'Grave Concerns' Over North Korea GPS Jamming
Link to Yonhap article

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) Seoul Launches Campaign to Keep Smartphone Users Safe
Link to AFP article

TRANSIT

6) Web Page, Smartphone App Help New York Subway Riders Fight Back at Groping, Grinding, Lewd Acts
Link to AP article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) Shanghai Carries Out Campaign on Traffic Management
Link to CCTV story

8) North Carolina DOT Inks $4 Million Partnership to Implement Real-Time Traffic Tracker
Link to Triangle Business Journal article

VEHICLES

9) First-Ever Driverless Vehicle Test Rolls Down Michigan Interstate
Link to Flint Journal article
Link to Michigan DOT news release


News Releases


Job Posting
 -  Connected and Automated Vehicle Program Manager – Virginia DOT – Richmond, Virginia


Friday Bonus
In last week's Friday Bonus I talked about one of my favorite bridges, a pedestrian-only drawbridge in Maine. That prompted Charlie Wallace to share one of the more unusual bridges he's seen. It's also a pedestrian bridge that opens for river traffic. What makes the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in the UK unique is how it opens. It tilts!
Video of bridge tilting


Solicitations
 -  Public Consultation – European Union C-ITS Initiative
 -  Nominees Sought – Transportation Vanguard Award - AASHTO


Upcoming Events
Webinar: Understanding the Connected Car (from a Radio Perspective) – June 28

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