Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 20, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Bicycle Detection System Maximizes Accuracy

Reno A&E now offers a bicycle detection system that combines a C-series inductive loop detector, using enhanced and patented algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. The Reno A&E (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) loop detectors identify all vehicles, including the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, as well as scooters and motorcycles. Both models, (CALTRANS or NEMA type), allow traffic engineering professionals to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. Bicycle detection using prefabricated loops maximizes detection accuracy and cost effectiveness, while avoiding specific lighting, field of view, weather and maintenance challenges experienced with many types of above ground detection technologies. To learn more about Reno A&E’s Bicycle Detection System, contact Reno A&E Director of Sales Carl Zabel at


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2) Nigeria Air Traffic Controllers Suspend Crippling Strike
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3) Time for the Communicative Airport to Take Flight
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4) Citi Bike to Introduce Smartphone App for Counting Calories, Reporting Problems
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Link to blog from Citi Bike


5) How Mapping Public Transport Can Help Commuters
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6) Visualize the Solution: How to Represent the Benefits of Tolling
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7) ITS Pennsylvania, ITS New York and ITS New Jersey Meet
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8) News Update from ERTICO
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9) European Commission Transport Commissioner Invites Participation in ITS Twitter Chat
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10) More Than 180 Take Part in Singapore LTA Hackathon, More Transport Data Made Available
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11) Thinking Highways Europe/Rest of World Edition – Issue 1, 2015
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12) Florida Railroad Project Opponents Largely Ignored by Miami Herald
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13) Senators Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill to Force Implementation of Positive Train Control
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Link to news release


14) Police in Marietta, Georgia Use Humor to Get Drivers' Attention
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15) Can the Internet of Things Save Us from Traffic Jams?
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16) British Transport Police Hold Violence Summit
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Link to news release

17) Wisconsin Lawmaker Wants Waste Haulers to Promote Traffic Safety Law
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18) California Bill Would Force Uber to Guard Passenger Privacy
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to bill


19) Mini Augments Ride with X-Ray Specs
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20) Auto Engineering Pushes the Envelope at SAE
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