Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The people at Iteris make a difference in mobility.  Iteris employees enjoy: comprehensive benefits, vibrant work environments, engaging activities.  Openings are across the U.S., from entry-level to practice builders.  Services include: analytics, design, integration, systems configuration, signal operations, and TMC design-build.  Innovation is required!

Iteris, Inc. is a leader in providing traffic management and weather information solutions. The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


1) Real-Time Data Sharing to Cut Airport Waiting Times
Link to article in E&T:
Link to news release

2) NASA Nearer to Drone Control Software
Link to article in The Australian:

3) Flightradar24 Finds Not Just Planespotters Flocking to Its Website
Link to Reuters article:

4) Articles from Airport Improvement
 -  Airports Leverage Existing Wi-Fi Networks with Free Downloadable Books for Passengers
 -  Sign Standardization Enhances Wayfinding at Philadelphia International
 -  Detroit International Installs Visual Screen on End-Around Taxiway

5) Aviation Safety: Proposals to Enhance Aircraft Tracking and Flight Data Recovery May Aid Accident Investigation, but Challenges Remain
Link to GAO report and podcast:


6) Vienna's Gay-Themed Traffic Signals to Stay Permanently, Munich to Install Similar Lights
Link to AP article:
Link to story on ORF (in German)


7) Abu Dhabi to Roll Out Variable Speed Cameras
Link to article in The National:


8) How Waze Conquered Mapping with Thousands of Volunteers
Link to article in Popular Mechanics:


9) Transurban Fighting to Reopen Virginia Express Lanes Lawsuit
Link to story on WUSA-TV:

10) After US Supreme Court Strikes Maryland Tax Law, is E-ZPass Fee Next?
Link to article in The Washington Post:


11) Driverless Trucks Hired at California Ports Losing Market Share
Link to Bloomberg article:


12) India, South Korea Sign Agreements Involving ITS, ETC, Maritime Technology
Link to PTI article:

13) Best Tool for Tracking Our Crumbling Infrastructure is in Orbit
Link to article on Gizmodo:

14) Traffic Technology International – April/May 2015
Link to magazine:


15) New Jersey Transportation Agencies Look at Role of Social Media
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

16) Social Media Apps Help Public Agencies, But Raise Questions
Link to story on the Voice of America:


17) Amtrak Crash Illuminates Obstacles to Plan for Controlling Train Speeds
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) No Video to Help Amtrak Probe – Despite NTSB Recommendation
Link to AP article:


19) 17 'Unnecessary' Road Signs Removed in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Link to article in The Daily News:

20) Columnist Frustrated by Safety Messages on Illinois Electronic Signs
Link to commentary in the Chicago Tribune:


21) Some People Do More Than Text While Driving
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release


22) New York City Taxi Panic Button Proposal Stirs Questions About Safety and False Alarms
Link to article in The New York Times:


23) AT&T Working on Exclusive Content for Connected Cars
Link to Reuters article:


24) Indian Road Ministry Plans Highway Radio Advisory Service
Link to article in The Economic Times:

25) Dubai to Implement New Traffic Control Systems this Year
Link to article in The National:

26) The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:


27) A Scramble for the Spectrum Assigned to Talking Cars
Link to Dow Jones Business News article:

28) Automatic Smart Driving Monitor Now Connects Your Car to Over 20 Apps
Link to article on CNET:
Link to Automatic

News Releases

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

Upcoming Events
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