Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 12, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reserve Your Seat!  INRIX On-Street Parking Webinar – Intelligent Parking Solutions to Better Manage Inventory & Improve Urban Mobility

INRIX On-Street Parking provides cities with a scalable, cost-effective and immediate way to manage parking inventory as well as improve traffic in urban areas. Key benefits of INRIX On-Street Parking to cities includes:

·         Real-time Information
·         Less reliance on road-side counters and costly sensors
·         Better insight for urban planning
·         Calibrate demand pricing models


1) European Air Traffic Glitch Blamed on Radar Overload
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2) Longtime Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Bob Hope Airport Retiring
Link to article in The Burbank Leader:
Link to news release

3) NASA Explains How Cell Networks Can Restrict Drone Flights
Link to article on Engadget:

4) Delta Debuts Anti-Paparazzi VIP Service at LAX
Link to article in The Hollywood Reporter:


5) Big Brother-Style Cameras Tracking Motorists' Movements in Stevenage, England
Link to article in The Comet:


6) Australia's NICTA Launches New Transport, Logistics Knowledge Hub
Link to article on ITWire:
Link to news release


7) ITS International – May/June Issue (20th Anniversary)
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8) New Jersey Court Blocks Cops' Dashboard Videos, Many Reports from Public Release
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:
Link to opinion


9) FCC Pledges to Work with Amtrak to Resolve Spectrum Issues Related to Positive Train Control
Link to article on FierceWirelessTech:

10) Amtrak: Required New Safety Tech Could End Southwest Chief
Link to article in the Santa Fe New Mexican:


11) MIT Researcher Says Automation Alone Will Not Solve Transportation Safety Problems
Link to article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette:


12) Jack King, NASA's 'Voice of Apollo,' Dies at 84
Link to article in Florida Today:
Link to news release


13) Toyota Exec Says Privacy Concerns Behind Ford Tie-Up
Link to article on WardsAuto:


14) Omaha Unveils New Traffic Management System to Be Tested During College World Series
Link to story on KETV-TV:
Link to news release


15) Ford-Jaguar Consortium to Test Driverless Transport Pods in UK
Link to Bloomberg article:

16) Toyota Breaks Ground on Michigan Tech Center Expansion
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release

17) With New CEO, Visteon Puts Focus on the Connected Car
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

18) Vision Zero International – June 2015
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News Releases

Friday Bonus
Tomorrow, June 13, marks the 17th anniversary of the start of the TCN. Thank you for all of your support over the years, which has come in many forms. Much has changed in those 17 years. Just to give you an example, one of the first news items posted was about real-time transit updates via pagers (remember them?) from a company called Traffic Station.

In the early days, the TCN was a discussion group. Shortly after being created I began posting articles and by November 16, 1999, the newsletter began taking on the more familiar newsletter-style format you see today.

This edition of the TCN is message #4561. Here's a link to message #1.

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