Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Japan Airport Facial Recognition System Eyed But Only for Japanese
Link to article in The Japan Times:

2) Las Vegas Airport Bans Ad Featuring Naked Supermodel
Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:


3) Ohio Governor Signs into Law New Regulations on Red-Light, Speed-Enforcement Cameras
Link to article in The Blade:

4) Even with Baltimore Speed Cameras Off, No Pedestrians Injured in School Zones
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

5) Chicago Red-Light Cameras' Efficacy Questioned by New Study
Link to article in the Chicago Business Journal:


6) News from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:

7) Florida DOT District Four ITS Quarterly Newsletter: Smart Moves
Link to newsletter:


8) Articles from Safetynet
 -  Safety Center Researchers Look at Improving Low-Bridge Warning Signs
 -  Researchers, Medical Professionals Seek Better Patient Care, Fewer Crashes by Linking Data


9) South Dakota's Anti-Drunk Driving 'Party Santa' Ad Attracts Attention
Link to story on KELO-TV:


10) Wisconsin DOT Digital Signs Serve as Sobering Reminder
Link to story on WMTV-TV:


11) How NASA Launched Its Web Infrastructure Into the Cloud
Link to article on Gigaom:


12) New York City Subways Slowly Upgrading from 1930s Technology
Link to AP article:

13) Some San Diego-Area Rapid Transit Buses to Test Wireless Internet
Link to City News Service article:

14) Eau Claire, Wisconsin Transit Launches Real-Time Bus Tracking System
Link to story on WEAU-TV:

15) New York MTA to Unveil Ads to Combat 'Manspreading'
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release


16) Colorado DOT to Hire Two Weekend Traffic Reporters
Link to story on KUSA-TV:

17) 511 Travel Information System Comes to Napa County, California
Link to article in the Napa Valley Register:


18) California Puzzles Over Safety of Driverless Cars
Link to AP article:

19) Auto Insurers Warily Eye Google, Apple
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

20) Six Things I Learned from Riding in a Google Self-Driving Car
Link to blog on The Oatmeal:

21) US DOT Releases Synopsis of Connected Vehicles Pilot Deployment Program
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:

22) US DOT Unveils New Animated Video Illustrating Benefits of Connected Vehicle Technology
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:

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