Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

I-95 Corridor Coalition Holding Significant Events Conference

Significant events – planned or unplanned – are impacting all transportation agencies, and coordination among neighboring jurisdictions is essential.  To arm public agencies and the private sector with tools and plans to best manage significant events, the I-95 Corridor Coalition is conducting the conference “Significant Events Coordination: Removing Barriers and Opening the Door for Cross-Disciplinary Understanding and Coordination” on May 12-13 in Linthicum, Maryland. 

Conference details (including the agenda, registration information, and sponsorship opportunities) can be found on the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s home page at


1) Airline World's Tiny Secret: Infatuation with Model Planes
Link to AP article:

2) A Guidebook for Mitigating Disruptive Wi-Fi Interference at Airports
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


3) SEPTA Unveils Talking Buses in Effort to Keep Pedestrians Safe
Link to story on WCAU-TV:
Link to news release


4) Noida-Greater Noida Expressway First in India to Use E-Challans to Enforce Speed Limits
Link to article in The Times of India:

5) In Red-Light Camera Debate in US, Opponents Find Legal Technicalities
Link to Reuters article:


6) Texas DOT Refunding $1.7 Million in Toll Road Overcharges
Link to article in the San Marcos Mercury:


7) Bristol, England is Making a Smart City for Actual Humans
Link to article in Wired:


8) Several Emerging Services Are Betting Technology Can Revive Carpooling
Link to blog on CityLab:


9) Guiding the Blind Through London's Subway with Estimote Beacons
Link to article in Wired:
Link to blog from the Royal London Society for Blind People

10) Keolis Motivates Boston-Area Commuter Rail Employees with Buttons, Posters
Link to story on WFXT-TV:

11) New Los Angeles Metro Videos Aim to Teach Public Transit Etiquette
Link to commentary in the Los Angeles Times:
Link to blog from Los Angeles County MTA


12) Prime Minister: Poles Will Have to Wait for Traffic System on Motorways
Link to article from Polish Press Agency:


13) Google Exec Wants Self-Driving Cars to Be Standard Within Five Years
Link to story on NBC News:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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