Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Eberle Design Inc. Presents “MMU2 and Flashing Yellow Arrow Operation” Webinar on Feb. 10, 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET

Join Eberle Design Inc. on February 10 for an informative, 45-minute webinar on the essentials of Malfunction Management Units (MMU). Subject matter will include flashing yellow operation (FYA) functionality, basic programming for FYA and cabinet wiring. The webinar will also review the eight modes of operation based on the current NEMA Amendment 4 for FYA.
Presented by Matt Zinn, EDI Applications Sales and Technical Services Manager, this webinar will demonstrate how EDI’s MMU2 SmartMonitor® series of products set the standard for quality and reliability. Reserve your space today at the following link:


1) General Aviation Groups Press Case for Lower-Cost ADS-B Gear
Link to article in Flying:
Link to letter to FAA

2) How SkyMall Captured a Moment of Technological and American History
Link to article in Smithsonian:


3) Michigan State Police Seeking FAA Approval to Use Drones
Link to story on WOOD-TV:
Link to news release


4) TxTag Complaints Continue Despite New Management Company
Link to story on KVUE-TV:


5) College Station, Texas Hopes to Manage Traffic More Efficiently with Purchase of New Traffic System
Link to story on KAGS-TV:

6) Intelligent Traffic Signal Project Uses Connected Vehicles
Link to article on Driverless Transportation:


7) How the Marine Exchange of Southern California Handles Port Congestion
Link to article in the Los Angeles Daily News:


8) Delaware Aims to be First with Digital Driver's Licenses
Link to article from The News Journal:

9) Tampa Golf Course Pairs Technology with Transportation
Link to story on WTVT-TV:

10) Iowa DOT's Track-a-Plow Website a Hit with Travelers
Link to Transportation Matters for Iowa blog:
Link to website


11) Boston Transit Cops Refuse to Publicly Identify Two Men Held in Shooting
Link to article in the Boston Herald:


12) Iowa DOT Invents New Way to Keep You Safe on Icy Roads
Link to story on KCCI-TV:


13) Waze Rejects Criticism by Los Angeles Police Chief
Link to Reuters article:

14) Twitter Threats to Planes Require Delicate Decisions
Link to article in USA Today:

15) TSA Plans to Remove Social Media Screening from Airport Security Proposal
Link to article on Sputnik:


16) New Zealand's Snapper Predicts Demise of Transport Cards
Link to article on Stuff:

17) Improving Bus Transit On-Time Performance Through the Use of AVL Data
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


18) Computer Simulation Eases Real-World Traffic Jams in Jilin, China
Link to article in PCWorld:
Link to news release


19) Google Warns California DMV Not to Over-Regulate Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in the Sacramento Business Journal:

20) Daimler Trucks' Top IT Exec Hires Mix of 'Einsteins' and 'Edisons'
Link to article in Computerworld:


21) New York Governor Talks Creation of High-Tech State-Run Weather System
Link to article in the Daily News:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Lead Writer/Editor – Amtrak – Washington, DC
 -  Communications Lead – Amtrak – Wilmington, Delaware

Upcoming Events
Traffic Management Plan Summit – March 3 – Newark, New Jersey

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