Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 24, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) The Smart Floors Making Airports More Accessible for Disabled Travelers
Link to article on Skift:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

2) Iran to Hold First National Congress on ITS
Link to article on Traffic Technology Today:

OTHER

3) Can Congestion Pricing Work Where It's Needed Most?
Link to blog in Roll Call:

4) Live Chat: How Can We Use Technology to Create Sustainable City Transport – October 30
Link to further information in The Guardian:

PARKING

5) The Future of Parking: No Meters, Open Spots and Dynamic Rates
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

6) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Adopts Policy to Ease Access to Public Records
Link to NJ Advance Media article:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Study: Handheld Phone Enforcement Doesn't Cut Crashes
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to further information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

8) Showing Cellphone Callers the Road Might Improve Driver Safety
Link to Reuters article:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

9) Hailo Taxi App Unveils New Features and Teams Up with Futurologists
Link to article in City A.M.:

TRANSIT

10) You Can Now Track the Location of Above-Ground Green Line Trolleys in Boston
Link to story on WBUR Radio:
Link to news release

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Travel Times Now Being Displayed on Connecticut Highway Signs
Link to story on WNPR Radio:

VEHICLES

12) Director of US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office Talks Connected Vehicles and More
Link to interview on Transportation Radio:

13) Honda Rolls Out Pedestrian Detection for Legend Sedan
Link to article in PC World:
Link to news release

14) Self-Driving Cars: 'A Vaccine That Can Save Lives'
Link to story on BBC:

15) How We'll Build and Secure the Connected Cars of the Future
Link to article on ITProPortal:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Escalators: Where rats go for exercise.


Upcoming Events
Webinar: FMCSA Trucking Initiative: SmartPark – November 4 & 20
http://bit.ly/1pAW7Mq (November 4)
http://bit.ly/1tLcQUC (November 20)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA's NextGen Czar Tells Convention, Modernization Program is On Track
Link to article on AINonline:

2) At Austin Airport, Wi-Fi Predicts How Long the Security Line Will Be
Link to article in PC World:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) FASTag to Be Brand Name of Electronic Toll Collection System in India
Link to article on NetIndian:

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Audi Looks to Head Off Google with In-Car Map Updates
Link to Bloomberg article:

5) Hertz Shows the Future of GPS Navigation with Its New Tour App
Link to article on Skift:

RAILROADS

6) Out with the Old, In with the New, New Haven Union Station Gets Electronic Departure Boards
Link to story on WTNH-TV:

ROADWAYS

7) Winthrop, Washington Town Council Opposes State DOT Variable Message Sign in Town
Link to article in the Methow Valley News:

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) California Company Wants to Disrupt 911
Link to article in Government Technology:

TRANSIT

9) More Wi-Fi Coming to New Jersey Transit Stations, and Maybe to Trains
Link to NJ Advance Media article:

10) Rutgers Partners on Transit Industry Career Site
Link to article in the Home News Tribune:

11) Take Public Transport, Win Gold, Cash in Dubai
Link to article in Gulf News:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Adelaide May Add More Electronic Travel Time Signs
Link to article in the Messenger Leader:

13) Edmonton Drivers Hit Information Superhighway Using Smart Technology
Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

14) What is the Best Way to Beat Traffic?
Link to story on ABC's Good Morning America:

VEHICLES

15) UK Transport Minister: Driverless Cars in 2015
Link to article in The Scotsman:

16) Ford to Add Pedestrian Detection to Its Cars
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

17) US DOT Wants Your Input on Proposed FHWA 2015 Guidance for Connected Vehicles and the Formation of a V2I Deployment Coalition
Link to additional information from the ITS Joint Program Office:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Telematics Munich – November 10-11 - Munich

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join ITS America November 17-18 for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia
Make plans to join ITS America, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and ITS Georgia for the Complete Streets & ITS Symposium next month. This two-day event will focus on how ITS technologies can increase safety, assist with complete streets redevelopment, and improve urban freight movement, as well as how communities can fund future complete streets projects to enhance the transportation experience as a whole.

The symposium program features keynote addresses from the Federal perspective as well as the Atlanta region, four panel discussions featuring industry and government thought leaders, a networking reception and a table-top exhibition of transportation technologies.  A special program highlight includes guided tours of Atlanta-specific ITS projects that are enhancing the regions complete streets network that you won’t want to miss. Secure your spot and register today. Special registration rates are available for both the private and public sector. For a detailed schedule of events and speakers please visit www.itsa.org/completestreetsAtlanta.


AVIATION

1) FAA May Streamline Training Requirements for Airport Dispatchers
Link to article in The Hill:

2) FAA Seeks Digital Tool to Aid Investigations
Link to article in FCW:

3) Wearable Technology, Soon in a Cabin Near You
Link to article in Aviation Week:

4) San Antonio International Airport Introduces Two Digital Library Kiosks
Link to article in Airport World:

CAMERAS

5) Florida Court Says Not So Fast with Those Red-Light Camera Tickets
Link to article on Florida Watchdog:

CARTOGRAPHY

6) Apple's Latest Attempt to Fix Its Maps Problem
Link to story on CNBC:

FREIGHT

7) Judy McReynolds Named Chairman of American Transportation Research Institute
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

OTHER

8) Experts Discuss Technology's Role in Future of Transportation
Link to article in The Washington Post:

9) Finland to Help Vietnam Develop Smart Cities
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:

10) US DOT Website Has Snafu on Air Bag Recall Info
Link to article in USA Today:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

11) Parsons Brinckerhoff Hired to Push Hillsborough County, Florida Transportation Plan
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

12) San Francisco Airport First in US to Reach Deals with Uber, Lyft
Link to article on Mashable:
Link to news release

13) Arizona Company Launches Rideshare App, Looks to Rival Lyft, Uber
Link to story on KTAR Radio:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

14) First Red Bus-Lane Markings Installed in Seattle
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
Link to news release

15) Meet Bridj, the Start-Up Using Big Data to Revamp Bus Transit
Link to article in The Washington Post:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Civic Tech and Engagement: With Waze, Who's in the Driver's Seat?
Link to commentary on techPresident:

VEHICLES

17) Automakers Working to Prevent Vehicle Cyber Terrorism
Link to article in The Detroit News:

18) New Mexico DOT Investigates Smart-Car Traffic Technology
Link to story on KRQE-TV:

19) Driverless Cars on Horizon and Door is Open to Testing Right Now, Says New Zealand Transport Minister
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Request for Proposals - NCHRP Project 20-103: Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Information Portals – Transportation Research Board


Upcoming Events
APTA ITS Best Practices Workshop – November 7-8 – Orlando, Florida

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