Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 2, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Eberle Design Inc. Presents ATCC Overview Webinar on March 10 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET

Join Eberle Design Inc. on March 10 for a 45-minute webinar on Advanced Traffic Controller Components (ATCC) cabinet. The ATCC is an open architecture traffic control cabinet designed to take advantage of ultra-low power LED signals, enhanced fail-safer design and diagnostics, and compact double-density size and modularity.

EDI CTO Scott Evans and Application Sales and Technical Services Manager Matt Zinn will review the development and advanced functionality of the ATCC cabinet that are being provided by several controller and cabinet manufacturers. Reserve your space today at To register for other EDI webinars, go to


1) New Plane Tracking to Be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

2) ADS-C Tracking Technology No 'Silver Bullet'
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) FAA Grounds FM Spectrum Interest
Link to article in Radio World:
Link to CommLawBlog

4) FAA Delays Decision on Adding Weather Cameras to 2018
Link to article in Aviation International News:

5) 'Heroic' Anchorage Air Traffic Controller Credited with Mid-Air Rescue
Link to article in the Alaska Dispatch News:

6) Google Flights Comes Out of Beta, But Still Isn't Profitable
Link to article on Tnooz:

7) Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems
Link to US Government Accountability Office report:
Link to podcast

8) Alternative IT Delivery Methods and Best Practices for Small Airports
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


9) Ford Explains Why It's Built a Smart Bicycle
Link to article on Business Insider:
Link to news release


10) Colorado Debate: Are Red-Light, Speed Cameras Worth It?
Link to article in the Coloradoan:


11) Massachusetts DOT Unveils New Regional Transportation Maps
Link to article on BostInno
Link to news release


12) IEEE ITS Podcast: Map-Aided Evidential Grids for Driving Scene Understanding
Link to podcast:

13) ERTICO News Update
Link to update:


14) Canadian Coast Guard Still Planning to Close Three Marine Communications Centers in British Columbia
Link to article in the Times Colonist:


15) Union Jack to Be Displayed on Publicly-Funded Projects in UK
Link to BBC News story:

16) Five Ways Our Transportation Vocabulary Makes Absolutely No Sense
Link to commentary in Mobility Lab:

17) National Operations Center of Excellence Newsletter – February 2015
Link to newsletter:


18) House Bill Would Force FMCSA to Remove CSA Scores from Public View, at Least Temporarily
Link to article in Overdrive:


19) California's Metrolink Begins PTC Revenue Service Demonstration Along San Bernardino Line
Link to article in Railway Track & Structures:
Link to news release

20) Indian Railways May Use GPS-Aided System to Improve Safety at Unmanned Grade Crossings
Link to article in the Business Standard:


21) Ford is Experimenting with Its Own Uber-Like App – and a Vehicle to Go with It
Link to article in The Washington Post:


22) Responder Training Program: Getting on the Same Page
Link to story on KMVT / KSVT-TV:

23) Interactive Training for All-Hazards Emergency Planning, Preparation and Response for Maintenance and Operations Field Personnel
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


24) Greenville, South Carolina Wants to Build Elevated Rapid Transit System
Link to article in The Greenville News:

25) Foothill Transit Adds Real-Time Bus Tracking
Link to article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:

26) New York MTA Launches New Campaign on Buses to Curb Rude Riders
Link to story on CBS New York:

27) Digital Community Transportation Magazine Focuses on Communication
Link to magazine:


28) A Look at How Toronto's Traffic Nerve Center Really Manages Our Roads
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

29) Meet Linda Lee, One of the Engineers Who Helps Manage Toronto's Traffic
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:


30) How Chicago is Becoming a Hub of Connected-Car Technology
Link to article in Crain's Chicago Business:

31) UK Government Accused of Being Asleep at the Wheel on New Car Technology Revolution
Link to article in The Independent:

32) Articles from automotiveIT
 -  BMW Addresses In-Car Mobile Reception Problems
 -  Renault/Nissan CEO Says Driverless Cars at Least 10 Years Away
 -  Daimler Still Expects to Join Google Automotive Alliance this Year

News Releases

 -  Request for Information – System Integrator, Data Management & Dissemination, and Interactive Voice Response for San Francisco Bay Area's 511 Service – Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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