Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE selected by I-95 Corridor Coalition for Real-time Traffic Services

The I-95 Corridor Coalition announced that they have selected HERE as one of their preferred providers of real-time traffic services.  HERE provides probe-based speed and travel time data, Cloud-based HERE Platform APIs, and the Iteris iPEMs performance measurement system.  The states will be able to use real-time traffic information and analytical tools to help monitor traffic and analyze travel conditions across the roadways.   

HERE looks forward to working with states to enhance operations and provide valuable traveler information to facilitate the movement of people and goods along this corridor and throughout the nation.  Please contact HERE for a demonstration of these services.


1) JetBlue Divests LiveTV Unit to Thales Group
Link to article from Zacks Equity Research:
Link to news release

2) Low-Cost Carriers Playing Important Role in Driving Onboard Passenger Experience Improvements
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

3) Airport Response to Special Events
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) Ohio Supreme Court Justices Question, Spar with Attorneys in Traffic Camera Case
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

5) US House Votes to Ban Purchase of License-Plate Cameras with Federal Funds
Link to blog in Politico:


6) New York City DOT Updates Vision Zero Interactive Map
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:

7) Google Buys Satellite Company for Maps, Internet Access
Link to article in Computerworld:


8) Australian Tolling Industry Debates Tag Replacement
Link to article in ITS International:


9) Enormous Solar Flares Could Affect GPS and Other Signals
Link to article on The Space Reporter:

10) Australian Woman Who Gives Directions to 100 Million People Had No Idea She Was Famous Until Friend Recognized Her on GPS
Link to article in The Daily Mail:
Link to story on Channel 7's Sunrise:


11) New Marketing Team Designed as Integral Part of Port of Gulfport's Reformation
Link to article in The Journal of South Mississippi Business:


12) Indian Metros, Airports and Entertainment Centers Fast Becoming Marketing Hubs
Link to article in The Economic Times:

13) Can We Trust Smart Cities?
Link to article in Government Technology:


14) Yellow Shirt Volunteers Educating Denver Walkers
Link to story on KUSA-TV:


15) Researchers Testing Sensors Powered by Passing Vehicles
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:


16) European Taxi Drivers Stage Uber Protests
Link to article in USA Today:


17) Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee Hears Testimony on Crash Responses
Link to article in The Patriot-News:


18) What Will Boston's New, High-Tech Bus Service Bridj Mean for Public Transit?
Link to article on NextCity:

19) World Cup Updates on London Tube
Link to story on ESPN FC:


20) VicRoads to Reassess Victorian Traffic Using IT Systems
Link to article on ZDNet:

21) VDOT Website Provides Info on Virginia Road Projects
Link to AP article:

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