Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E to Host Webinar on Bicycle Detection & Vehicle Differentiation Using Prefabricated Loops

Please join us on Tuesday, May 12th for an informative 45-minute webinar on the Reno A&E Bicycle Detection & Vehicle Differentiation System that combines a C-series inductive loop detector, using enhanced / patented algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. Many states now require automated bicycle detection in signalized intersections and RAE loop detectors (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) identify all vehicles, including the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, scooters and motorcycles. The webinar will illustrate how the system performs and how traffic engineering professionals can benefit by detecting and providing safe passage time for bicycles, without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. To register, go to  


1) Scathing Report: FAA Isn't Delivering What Was Promised in $40 Billion NextGen Project
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news release

2) Four Ways the Aviation Industry Hopes to Distract You from Cabin Crush
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3) TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars
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4) Texas House Tentatively OKs Bill to Strip Private Toll Company's Eminent Domain Power
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


5) New Domino's App Will Track Deliveries and Help You Get to Know Your Driver
Link to article on The Verge:


6) USDOT Announces Updates to National ITS Architecture and Turbo Architecture Software
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7) News Update from ERTICO
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8) New York City Running Bleak TV Ad to Curtail Reckless Driving, Pedestrian Deaths
Link to article in the Daily News:


9) Autonomous Cameras to Be Tested on Caltrain Tracks
Link to article in the Palo Alto Daily News:

10) Positive Train Control: Suppliers Continue to Enhance Their Systems and Components
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


11) Georgia DOT Admits 'Optical Illusion' Could Be Causing Rollover Crashes on I-295 Ramp
Link to story on WSB-TV:

12) The Evolution of Singapore's Road Signs
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:


13) Iowa DOT Channels Star Wars in Safety Message
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:


14) Cobb County, Georgia Plans to Create Website for Traffic Alerts
Link to article in The Marietta Daily Journal:

15) Sign Mix-Up Strands Drivers on Florida's Gandy Bridge
Link to story on Bay News 9:


16) Cars Talking to Cars? Utah DOT About to Launch Tests to Help Development
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Connected Responder: Public Safety and Emergency Response Community Connected Vehicle Interest, Context and Business Case Development – Transportation Safety Advancement Group

Upcoming Events
Webinar: How Big Data Can Be Leveraged for Transportation Planning – May 13

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