Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 28, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

How Will Big Data Improve Transportation Planning & the Driver Experience?
Anyone can navigate traffic on a typical day, but who can recall a day that was free of collisions, unexpected delays, construction or events?  INRIX XD™ Traffic provides a look at the next generation of urban mobility, a new system and new way of understanding traffic on a granular level with increased quality and coverage of the road network. This means traffic, incident, and alert data on ramps, primary and secondary arterials, and roads currently under served by existing technologies. 
Register today:
     INRIX Webinar Nov 19, 2013
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1) NextGen Executives Told to 'Right-Size and Review'
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

2) Using Satellites to Track and Improve Volcanic Ash Forecasts
Link to article on redOrbit:


3) King County Metro Review: One in Six Bus Cameras Don't Work
Link to article on PubliCola:

4) In Peru, Outrage Builds Over 'Phantom' Speed Limit Signs
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


5) Rental Car Devices Take a Toll on Customer Satisfaction
Link to article in USA Today:


6) Improving Traffic Data to Boost Route Efficiency
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


7) Pittsburgh for Public Transit Begins to Gather Ideas from Riders, Drivers
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


8) £30,000 Smart Streets Competition Seeks UK Highways Data Hub Innovations
Link to article in Wired:


9) Wake Up, Sleepyhead: A Virtual Poke to Drivers
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) States Turn to Electronic Signs for Critical Safety Messages
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


11) Telematics and the Role of the Mobile Network Operators
Link to article on Telematics Update:


12) Real-Time Tracking for Buses in Melbourne Scrapped
Link to article in The Age:

13) MBTA Restores Ads Critical of Israel
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

14) A Year After Sandy, is PATH Ready for Future Storms?
Port Authority's communications criticized.
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


15) Indonesian Capital Tweets to Beat Traffic Chaos
Link to AFP article:

16) Leicester, UK Mayor's Campaign to Make Sense of Confusing Signs
Link to article in the Leicester Mercury:


17) On the Road to Autonomous, a Pause at Extrasensory
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) High Mobility Launches to Give Cars the Power of Apple's iBeacon
Link to article on TechCrunch:

19) Wheel Whisperers: How the Smart Road 'Talks' to Vehicles
Link to article in Virginia Tech Magazine:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Transportation/Transit Planning Positions – Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning – Rockville, Maryland

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Use of LIDAR in Intelligent Transportation Systems – October 30

Today in Transportation History    
1848 **165th anniversary** The first railroad in Spain opened.  It connected Madrid and Mataro.

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