Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Kimley-Horn is Growing!

Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and highly respected transportation engineering and land planning firms. We are seeking ITS Project Engineers/Project Managers in Oakland, California who have 4 – 10 years of experience in ITS Design and System Integration. Known as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” we offer an impressive benefits package including an astounding bonus program, progressive career growth, and a collaborative, fun culture. Contact Anne Bologna to learn more: anne.bologna@kimley-horn.com or visit us at: http://www.kimley-horn.com/join-our-team


AVIATION

1) Labor Day Travel: Behind the Scenes at a Busy Airport
Link to AP article:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Windsor, Ontario Police to Launch Online Registry to Fight Bicycle Theft
Link to article in The Windsor Star:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) Ohio Turnpike's New Director Sees Driverless Trucks and Other Technological Shifts Around the Bend
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Tennessee Looks to Rebound from Controversial Anti-DUI Ads
Link to article in The Tennessean:
Link to RFQ

5) New Toronto Transit Safety Campaign Ruffles Feathers in What Advocate Calls 'Pedestrian Blame'
Link to Global News story:

RAILROADS

6) TEX Rail Plans Include Positive Train Control
Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

7) How Your Cellphone Can Stop a Train
Link to Transportation Matters for Iowa blog:

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) High-Tech Vest Offers Warning System for Roadside Construction Workers, Rescue Personnel
Link to article from Virginia Tech:
Link to video

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

9) Uber's Passenger Info Linked to Improving Transportation Equity
Link to article on Next City:

TRANSIT

10) Millions of Euros Stuck on Expiring Anonymous Transit Cards
Link to article on NL Times:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Fancy Signs, Dumb Info
Link to editorial in the Staten Island Advance:

VEHICLES

12) Toyota to Finance $50 Million 'Intelligent' Car Project
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release

13) Autonomous Driving Takes Back Seat as Connected Car Rules Prepared in EU
Link to article on EurActiv:

14) Wireless Car Updates to Save Billions, Transform Service Experience, IHS Predicts
Link to article in Automotive News:
Link to news release

15) Pioneer Using LIDAR to Help Self-Driving Cars See
Link to article on Digital Trends:
Link to news release

16) Why BMW Just Invested in a Tiny Parking App
Link to column on CNET:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Over its 40 seasons Saturday Night Live has featured a number of transportation-related skits, including this one which takes a humorous look at airline boarding procedures.


Upcoming Events
Transportation and Communities Summit – September 15 – Portland, Oregon

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle – October 27
Connected Vehicle Professional Short Course – October 26th

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.

The unique format provides 30 speakers 15 minutes to inform the audience what they see as challenges or opportunities in the next 18-24 months.  No advertorials or sponsored keynotes – just executive insights from 17 different industry sectors building the future of the Connected Vehicle.  

Pricing for the event is the same as last year:  Non-Member $500 / Member or Speaker $400 / Government Rate $300. 

The Connected Vehicle Professional (CVP) Credentialing Program is a comprehensive education and certification curriculum collaboratively launched between SAE International, Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and Mobile Comply.  CVTA and Mobile Comply have jointly created a highly selective four-hour program overview course only being offered in conjunction with CVTA’s 6th Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle.
Pricing for the CVP Short Course is $500 and seating is limited for both events.
For more information and to register visit http://www.connectedvehicle.org/events/   


AVIATION

1) Airbus Chief Urges Action on US Air Traffic Control System Reform
Link to article in Air Transport World:

2) USDOT to Court: We Don't Have to Give Dallas Information It Seeks
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

3) FAA Warns Traffic Avoidance Technology Will Be Disrupted Throughout September in Southeastern US Due to 'Military Activities'
Link to article in Flying:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

4) Tech Gadgets for Cyclists Provide Directions, Theft Protection
Link to CBC News story:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) eTrans Group, Toll Consultant Fired by Kentucky and Indiana, Lodges 'Protest,' Claims States Meddled in Contract
Link to story on WDRB-TV:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

6) California DOT Will Test I-80 Smart Corridor Project in Berkeley
Link to story on KGO-TV:

OTHER

7) Illinois Planning for 'Yesterday's Transportation System,' IDOT Chief Warns
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) New Jersey Guards Information on Oil Trains in State
Link to AP article:

RAILROADS

9) Senators Want Better Communication with Railroads
Link to article in the West Central Tribune:

ROADWAYS

10) Conflicting Signs Continue to Confuse Drivers in DC
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

TRANSIT

11) FTA to Launch Expedited Public Transportation Improvement Initiative (XPEDITE)
Link to further information:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Rival Accuses Google's Waze of Stealing Traffic Data
Link to CNET article:
Link to news release

13) EU Seeks Comments on EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Information Services
Link to notice:

VEHICLES

14) Sony Not Ruling Out Entering Automotive Market
Link to article on ZDNet:

15) Apple, Google Bring Smartphone Functions to Car Dashboards
Link to AP article:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  ITS Project Engineer – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  ITS Civil Engineer in Training – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  ITS Senior Project Manager – Kimley-Horn – Oakland, California
 -  T2 Director – University of Florida Transportation Institute – Gainesville, Florida
 -  Traffic Reporter – WCIV-TV – Charleston, South Carolina


Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Next Generation Traveler Information System – September 23

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Kimley-Horn is Growing!

Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and highly respected transportation engineering and land planning firms. We are seeking ITS Project Engineers/Project Managers in Oakland, California who have 4 – 10 years of experience in ITS Design and System Integration. Known as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” we offer an impressive benefits package including an astounding bonus program, progressive career growth, and a collaborative, fun culture. Contact Anne Bologna to learn more: anne.bologna@kimley-horn.com or visit us at: http://www.kimley-horn.com/join-our-team


AVIATION

1) USDOT Committee Says Airlines Should Decide on Passenger Calls
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Airlines Should Clearly Disclose Fees, Plane Seat Sizes, Federal Panel Says
Link to AP article:

3) Lounger is Like Tinder for Airports, Connecting You with Fellow Fliers
Link to article on The Huffington Post:

FREIGHT

4) How to Wirelessly Enable Your Supply Chain
Link to commentary in Inbound Logistics:

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) Waze App Pushing Traffic Onto Park Roads in Los Angeles Area
Link to article in the Los Angeles Daily News:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

6) Smart Transportation for Smart Cities
Link to blog from Accenture in India in The Economic Times:

OTHER

7) Volpe Center Tackles Train Crashes, Bike Traffic, and Booze
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

8) New System at Florida DMV Lets You Sign In, Get a Text When Your Number is Near
Link to story on WFTV-TV:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) Chairman Selected for Texas Transportation Transparency Effort
Link to article in the El Paso Times:

10) Talking Audiences: You Can't Reach Them from There
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

11) Interview About Transportation Radio and Transportation Communications Newsletter
Link to PodUp Podcast:

RAILROADS

12) FRA Makes $10 Million Available to States for Rail Crossing Safety Projects
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

13) Capitol Corridor Debuts Rail Crossing Safety Video
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
Link to news release

14) Railroad Police Officers Access to the Interoperability Channels
Link to FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:

ROADWAYS

15) Company Launches Initiative to Install Safety and Directional Signage in Myanmar City
Link to article in The Nation:

SAFETY / SECURITY

16) A Data Science Partnership for Safer Streets
Link to blog from Microsoft:

TELEMATICS

17) GM Signs On to Insurance Telematics Data Exchange
Link to article on Insurance Networking News:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

18) Ways to Improve Communication with Transit Customers Who Have Disabilities
Link to article in Metro:

VEHICLES

19) Rhode Island Governor Sinks New Sailboat License Plate Design
Link to story on WPRO Radio:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Part-Time Adjunct Course Instructors – National Transit Institute – New Brunswick, New Jersey


Upcoming Events
2015 Conference on Freight – September 14-16 – Cincinnati

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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.     
© 2015 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net