Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 23, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Cleveland Hopkins Airport Says Misinformation about Plane Diversion was Released to Media
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:
Link to news release

2) SITA OnAir CEO Seeks Connected Opportunities in the Commercial Market
Link to article in Avionics:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) App Helps Drivers in Ireland Avoid Being Sued for Not Paying Toll
Link to article in The Irish Times:

MARITIME

4) Dynamic Positioning and the Potential for US Coast Guard Regulations
Link to article in Marine Technology Reporter:

OTHER

5) Virginia Transportation Secretary Says Politics and Media Drove Former Governor McDonnell on US 460 Project
Link to article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Rutgers Grad Heads Hudson River Tunnel Project Outreach
Link to article on My Central Jersey:

RAILROADS

7) Railroads Tap Technology to Reduce Accidents at Crossings
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

ROADWAYS

8) Kamloops, British Columbia Won't Be Adding Secwepemc Word to Stop Signs
Link to article in The Province:

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) With Rail Security Planning, Information Sharing is Key
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

TRANSIT

10) DC Metro Says Unannounced Fire Department Changes Led to Radio Difficulties
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

11) Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency Debuts New Design for Public Transport Signage
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

12) Transit Technology Upgrade Already Proving Efficient for Kittanning, Pennsylvania Transit System
Link to article in The Kittanning Paper:

13) Calgary Entertainer Hopes to Do Talk Show on City Bus
Link to story on CTV Calgary:

14) Transit Driver Appreciation Day is March 18
Link to further information:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Street signs as guerilla art.
http://kotaku.com/artist-screws-with-street-signs-ticks-off-japanese-cop-1679176893


Upcoming Events
ITS Forum UAE – March 22-25 – Abu Dhabi

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 22, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

1) New Technology Will Cut Delays at UK Airports
Link to Press Association article:

2) United Airlines Caught in Political Scrum Over In-Flight TV Channel
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

MARITIME

3) New Satellite System to Track Illegal 'Pirate Fishing'
Link to Reuters article:

OTHER

4) Digital Transformation Coming to Transportation World 
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:

5) Private Sector Helps Solve Traffic Problem in Cebu City, Philippines
Link to article in the Sun.Star Cebu:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) US Supreme Court Backs Former Air Marshal in Whistleblower Case
Link to Reuters article:

ROADWAYS

7) Purple? Green? Yellow? Illinois Tollway Mulls Over New Signs
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

8) Erroneous Traffic Signs Bewilder Locals in Zhengzhou, China
Link to story on China Radio International:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

9) App Built by a Taiwan University Eases Carsharing Hassles
Link to article in the Taipei Times:

TRANSIT

10) Cellphone Service, Wi-Fi at Los Angeles Metro Underground Stations to Debut in August
Link to story on KNX Radio:

11) New Suite of Timetable Apps Coming to Public Transport in Melbourne
Link to article in The Age:

12) PATCO, SEPTA Work on Compatibility of Fare Card
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

VEHICLES

13) Ford Makes Major Push Into Silicon Valley
Link to story on CNNMoney:
Link to news release

14) The Car Windshield is Turning Into a Computer Screen
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
World Air Traffic Management Congress – March 10-12 – Madrid

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Bicycle Detection System Maximizes Accuracy

Reno A&E now offers a bicycle detection system that combines a C-series detector with modified algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. The Reno A&E (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) loop detectors identify all vehicles, including the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, as well as scooters and motorcycles.
Both models, (CALTRANS or NEMA type), allow traffic engineering professionals to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. Bicycle detection using prefabricated loops maximizes detection accuracy and cost effectiveness, while avoiding specific lighting, weather and maintenance challenges experienced with many types of above ground detection technologies.

To learn more about Reno A&E’s Bicycle Detection System, contact Reno A&E Director of Sales Carl Zabel at carlz@renoae.com.


AVIATION

1) Air Traffic Management System Upgrade in Philippines Completed
Link to article on Rappler:

2) How Heathrow Airport is Tackling Modern Challenges with Mobile in 2015
Link to article on EyeforTravel:

3) All Southwest Airlines Flights Get Dispatched from this Cool, Dark Room
Link to article in the Dallas Business Journal:

4) Articles from Passenger Terminal World – January 2015
 -  How Can Airports Maximize Effectiveness of Social Media Channels?
 -  Architects and IT Experts Must Collaborate to Ensure Airport Development Plans Stand Test of Time

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) Ohio River Bridges Project to Select Toll Operator in February
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:

FREIGHT

6) Transfix Looks to Make Trucking Industry More Efficient
Link to article on CityLab:

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) Russia Successfully Tests Alternative to US-Funded GPS Technology
Link to article in Newsweek:

OTHER

8) EASYrider – Fall/Winter 2014-15
 -  Bike Route Locator App (page 4)
 -  Southern New Jersey Bikeways Inventory Project (page 6)
 -  Evolution of Trip Planning (page 12)
 -  Transit Technology Timeline (page 16)

PARKING

9) Drone-Assisted Parking
Link to article in FutureStructure:
Link to news release

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Busy Moms Will Relate to New Zealand Transport's Latest Heart-Stopping Speeding Ad
Link to article on Creativity:

11) Signal 30: The Gruesome Film that Made Cars Safer
Link to BBC story:

ROADWAYS

12) University of Arkansas Grads Develop High-Tech Traffic System
Link to story on KTHV-TV:

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) NHTSA Urges Google to Focus on Safety in Driverless Test
Link to article in The Detroit News:

TRANSIT

14) Smartphones, Credit Cards to Replace MTA's MetroCard Payment Method
Link to story on NY1:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) New South Wales Traffic Management Systems Vulnerable, Audit Finds
Link to article in Computerworld:
Link to news release

16) Uber's Taxi Data Will Help Us Understand Our Cities
Link to article in New Scientist:

17) Traffic Buster Makes a Game Out of Traffic Management
Link to blog on Android Community:

VEHICLES

18) Bypassing Tolls and Weigh Stations with Technology
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

19) Volvo Debuts Longest TV Ad in Swedish History
Link to article on Creativity:

20) Automated Vehicles – The Coming of the Next Disruptive Technology
Link to report from The Conference Board of Canada:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Nominations – National Roadway Safety Awards – FHWA and Roadway Safety Foundation


Upcoming Events
New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit – February 21 – New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.     
© 2015 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net