Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 3, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) RATTS Speeds Turnaround Time at London City Airport
Link to article in Airport World:

CAMERAS

2) Hamilton, Ontario Using Traffic Cameras to Manage Traffic for Pan Am Games
Link to story on CHCH-TV:

MARITIME

3) New Monitoring Network for Scottish Ports
Link to article on MarineLink:

OTHER

4) NASCAR Tracks Asks Fans to Stop Flying Confederate Flags at Races
Link to article in The Hill:

5) How Data Can Solve Our Most Vexing Transportation Problems
Link to FiveThirtyEight's What's the Point podcast:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Big Georgia Road-Builder Opened Wallet to Back State's Transportation Bill
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

RAILROADS

7) Railroad Whistleblower Awarded $1.25 Million
Link to story on KIRO-TV:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

8) UberPop Suspends Service in France After Protests
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to article in Le Monde (in French)

9) Uber Lobbyists Take on EU Critics
Link to article on EurActiv:

10) San Diego Airport, Rideshare Companies Strike Deal in Time for Comic-Con
Link to story on KPBS Radio:

TRANSIT

11) Leader of Pro-Israel Group Sues DC Metro Over Issue-Ad Ban Prompted by Muhammad Cartoon
Link to article in The Washington Post:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Beijing Launches Official Traffic Service WeChat Account
Link to story on China Radio International:

VEHICLES

13) Panel: Self-Driving Cars Will Cost Cities
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
The Fourth of July in the US is often marked with fireworks. Explosions of a different sort were used by Oregon DOT to get rid of some unwanted rock.


Upcoming Events
Australasian Road Safety Conference – October 14-16 – Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle – October 27

On October 26-27, 2015, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, with Event Sponsor the Michigan Department of Transportation will hold the 6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle (October 27th) and the 4 hour Connected Vehicle Professional Short Course (October 26th) at the Hyatt Place in Novi, Michigan. Join the conversation and take home brand-new insights on the toughest topics in the Connected Vehicle space!   Not only can you come find out what’s happening, you’ll also be part of figuring out what’s next!  Fellow thought leaders will include:  Automakers, Tier 1 and 2, Hardware, Software, Services and Communications companies, Insurers, and State and Federal government officials. From market overviews and federal policy to big data and business models, you’ll hear the latest from the most highly regarded experts in the field.  Specific topics will include: Markets, business models, apps and content, mobile integration, user interfaces, security issues, regulation, liability, IP and policy, data and analytics.  Specific topics will include: securing tomorrow’s Connected Vehicle; what’s next for HMI, smartphone integration and in-dash apps; the facts about key market segments like in-vehicle operating systems; what standards, policy and regulations are defining the marketplace; and more. For more information visit http://www.connectedvehicle.org/events/      


AVIATION

1) Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Use Robots to Clean and Carry Baggage
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Scottsdale, Arizona Says New Bike-Detector Cameras Serve as Safety Tools
Link to story on KPHO / KTVK-TV:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Open Tolling Coming to Massachusetts Turnpike by End of 2016
Link to story on WCVB-TV:

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Blind French Hikers Cross Mountain Range Using Special GPS
Link to AFP article:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) New Zealand Transport Chief Addresses ITS Summit in Auckland
Link to story on Radio New Zealand:

6) IEEE ITS Podcast
Link to podcast:

7) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – July 2015
Link to newsletter:

OTHER

8) Federal Regulators Seek Faster Pipeline Spill Notifications
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release

9) DC Becoming a Hub for Transportation Startups
Link to article on DCInno:

RAILROADS

10) SEPTA Shows Off New System to Stop a Speeding Train
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) GM to Offer Teen Driver Tracking to Parents
Link to article in Computerworld:

TRANSIT

12) Busy New York City Bus Stops Will Receive Countdown Clocks
Link to article in the Daily News:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Danish Maritime Technology Conference – October 7-8 – Copenhagen

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

July Fundraiser

Usually I hold my twice-a-year fundraising in November and June. Last month was a busy one with the wedding of one of my daughters so I postponed it until July. As in the past, I appreciate whatever support you can provide for the TCN. There are a number of options and not all of them involve money.

The easiest one is just letting others interested in transportation communications know about the TCN and invite them to subscribe. All they have to do is send me an email and I'll add them to the list. You can also financially support the TCN by making a contribution (please see below for details), buying an ad or hiring me to do voice work. I'll give details on those in the days ahead. As always, thank you!


AVIATION

1) Ryanair Calls for Ban on Strikes by European Air Traffic Controllers
Link to article in The Guardian:
Link to news release

CAMERAS

2) Columbus, Ohio City Attorney: Red-Light Camera Contracts with Redflex 'In Compliance' with Code
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:

3) Emergency Operations Centers Tap Wealth of Video Intelligence
Link to article in Government Technology:

RAILROADS

4) Former Metrolink Auditor Alleges She Was Fired for Disclosing Railroad's Problems
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) TSA Employee Criticized for Posting Picture of Passenger's $75,000
Link to story on WWBT-TV:

TRANSIT

6) Calgary Transit Gives Up on Connect Card, Wants $5 Million Back
Link to CBC News story:

7) $5 ConnectCard Fee Runs Into Opposition in Pittsburgh Area
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

8) Xerox Develops Mobile Payment App for Public Transport Worldwide
Link to article in E&T:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) See How FDOT Monitors Central Florida Roads
Link to story on WESH-TV:

VEHICLES

10) Rebooting the Automobile
Link to article in the MIT Technology Review:


News Releases


TCN Donations
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Upcoming Events
Saving Lives with Safety Information: The Impact of Implementing a Just Culture in Aviation – October 1 – Brussels

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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