Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 18, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E to Display x-Link™ at ITS America’s Annual Meeting & Expo

x-Link™, the only interconnected railroad / light rail grade-crossing operations recorder that incorporates digital video and VITAL data of critical train, signal status and vehicle movements, will be on display in
Reno A&E’s booth at ITS America’s Annual Meeting & Expo. The system can be connected to a vehicle detection system that can trigger a recording sequence to alert the responsible agency if a vehicle is stopped on a class 1 rail or light rail track area. Please visit booth 417 in the exhibit hall and learn more about our traffic-rail grade crossing solutions. (Reno A&E will have a drawing for an Apple iPad Mini-3, (WiFi with 64 GB), during the conference, for those visiting the booth and leaving their business card).


1) Hacker Told FBI He Momentarily Took Control of Plane's Engines During Flight
Link to story on APTN:

2) Belgium Mulls Full Merger of Civil/Military ATC
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) Articles from Air Cargo World
 -  Paperless Airplanes: Invigorating E-Freight with Technology and Results
 -  The Handoff: What Ground Handlers are Doing to Speed Up Archaic Processing Methods


4) Responsive Street Furniture Anticipates Pedestrians' Accessibility Needs
Link to blog from Ross Atkin Associates:


5) Apple Buys Precision Mapping Smarts from Coherent Navigation
Link to article on ZDNet:


6) Vietnam's Prime Minister Approves Electronic Toll Collection System on National Highways
Link to article in Sai Gon Giai Phong:


7) ITS America Annual Meeting Preview News #2
Link to preview:

8) News Update from ERTICO
Link to update:


9) Amtrak Ordered by FRA to Make Safety Improvements on Northeast Corridor
Link to Bloomberg article:


10) Radar Being Used to Change Traffic Lights in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Link to story on WSB-TV:


11) Iowa's MET Transit Arrives on Google Maps
Link to article in The Courier:

12) GPS Will Let Portland, Maine Area Transit Riders Use Smartphone to Track Ferry, Buses
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:

13) Map Shows the World's Buses and Trains Moving in Real Time
Link to article on The Verge:
Link to further information (in German)
Link to TRAVIC

14) Transit Guide-Bots for Blind Passengers?
Link to article on Route Fifty:


15) Los Angeles Company Makes Its Mark, and Its Money, with Street Closures and Yellow Film Signs
Link to article in Downtown News:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Tolling Consultant – Traffic Technologies Inc. – Southern California

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