Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 24, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The people at Iteris make a difference in mobility.  Iteris employees enjoy: comprehensive benefits, vibrant work environments, engaging activities.  Openings are across the U.S., from entry-level to practice builders.  Services include: analytics, design, integration, systems configuration, signal operations, and TMC design-build.  Innovation is required!


Iteris, Inc. is a leader in providing traffic management and weather information solutions. The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


AVIATION

1) FAA SatNav News – Spring 2015
Link to newsletter:

CAMERAS

2) Bill That Will Eliminate Traffic Cameras in Tennessee Passed
Link to article in the Bristol Herald Courier:
Link to bill

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Massachusetts Promising Change to E-ZPass Fine Violation System
Link to story on WCVB-TV:

MARITIME

4) Port Fourchon, Louisiana's Maritime Domain System Provides Integrated Data
Link to article in the Daily Comet:

5) Meet Japan's New Maritime Surveillance Plane
Link to article in The Diplomat:
Link to news release

OTHER

6) Miami Summit Showcases Civic Tech Startups with Transportation a Focus
Link to article in Government Technology:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Can US Agencies Balance Security and the Constitution?
Link to story on WUSA-TV:

RAILROADS

8) European Rail Signal Upgrade 'Could Be Hacked to Cause Crashes'
Link to BBC News story:

ROADWAYS

9) New App Alerts Walnut Creek, California Drivers to Traffic Light Changes
Link to story on KTVU-TV:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) New Technology Could Better Detect Dangerous Materials at US Ports
Link to article on Inside Science:

11) Hacking Hobart: KPMG Talks Cybersecurity in Wake of IS Airport Attack
Link to article on airport-technology:

12) Wisconsin State Patrol Dispatch a Lifeline to Troopers
Link to article in The Reporter:

13) Are Emergency Managers Making the Most of Mobile? (Industry Perspective)
Link to commentary in Government Technology:

TRANSIT

14) San Francisco Muni's Yellow Pole Markings at Transit Stops Will Be Replaced by Real Signs
Link to article on Streetsblog San Francisco:

15) SMART Bus Launches Mobile App to Track Buses
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release

16) New Jersey Transit Installing Cameras on All Light Rail Trains in Response to Spate of Robberies
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Intelligent Traffic Management System on Indian Expressway Fails to Put Brakes on Fatal Crashes
Link to article in The Times of India:

VEHICLES

18) CEO Reaffirms Renault-Nissan Roadmap for Autonomous Driving
Link to article in automotiveIT international:

19) How Ford's Chief Became a Tech CEO
Link to article in Fortune:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Usually a trip on an elevator simply brings you up or down. The lift to the new observation deck at the World Trade Center brings you through over 500 years of Lower Manhattan history in under a minute.


Upcoming Events
NOCoE/FHWA Webinar: Securing Transportation Systems – April 28

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The people at Iteris make a difference in mobility.  Iteris employees enjoy: comprehensive benefits, vibrant work environments, engaging activities.  Openings are across the U.S., from entry-level to practice builders.  Services include: analytics, design, integration, systems configuration, signal operations, and TMC design-build.  Innovation is required!


Iteris, Inc. is a leader in providing traffic management and weather information solutions. The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


AVIATION

1) Airlines Rush to Update Apps for Apple Watch
Link to article in USA Today:

2) Data Sharing Transformation Driving Curb to Gate Improvements at Dublin Airport
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

3) How Airlines Present Delay Information Could Change Perceptions
Link to article in The Atlantic:

CARTOGRAPHY

4) Study: Smart Maps Can Help Save $8 Billion in India
Link to PTI article:
Link to news release

MARITIME

5) Ports Welcome US Advances in Cybersecurity
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

OTHER

6) US Transportation Secretary Visits Carnegie Mellon Robotics Center
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

7) Montana DOT Research Programs Newsletter – Winter/Spring 2015
Link to newsletter:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Leaders in Hillsborough County, Florida Concerned Enough People Not Being Reached in Transportation Push
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

RAILROADS

9) 'Brain' of Metra Train Crash-Prevention System Approved for $80 Million
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

10) National Journal Tested Amtrak's Wi-Fi and Finds It Slow or Non-Existent
Link to article in the National Journal:

ROADWAYS

11) Washington, DC Investigates Congestion Pricing to Improve Traffic
Link to story on WRC-TV:

12) Road Signage in Malaysia to Be Upgraded in Stages
Link to Bernama article:

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) Philadelphia Woman Using Social Media to Bring Awareness to Safety Issue in the City
Link to story on KYW Radio:

TRANSIT

14) Singapore Investigating On-Demand Public Transport Powered by Big Data
Link to article on Channel NewsAsia:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) City of Honolulu, Hawaii DOT Respond to Traffic Jam on H-1 After Fatal Crash
Link to story on Hawaii News Now:

16) Connecticut Rest Stop Info Now Available Online
Link to story on WTIC-TV:

17) Facebook Groups Shares Palestine/Israel Checkpoint Wait in Real Time
Link to article on Palestine Pulse:

18) Waze Data-Sharing Deal Could Give Ammunition to App's Opponents
Link to article in LA Weekly:

19) Nashville-Based TransCore Helped New York City's Traffic: What a Similar Plan Could Do for Music City
Link to blog in the Nashville Business Journal:

VEHICLES

20) Amazon Now Ships to Your Audi's Trunk
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release

21) AT&T Adds 684,000 Connected Cars in Q1
Link to article on ZDNet:

22) Automakers Support Provisions in Copyright Law that Would Prohibit Owners Repairing Their Vehicles
Link to article on Autoblog:
Comments from The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers


News Releases


Solicitation
-  Applicants Sought – Scholarships – Greater New York Chapter of WTS


Upcoming Events
Webinar: Analyzing Alternative Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Messaging Variants: Trajectory Conversion Algorithm Version 2.3 Software – April 29

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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