Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 5, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America Webinar Series to Focus on Off-the-Shelf Road Incident Management

ITS America Webinar Series provides their members an opportunity to learn about developments in the ITS Industry and connect with other members on a wide range of topics. At 2pm Eastern US time on June 11, 2015 the topic will be Off-the-Shelf Road Incident Management (RIM), presented by GEWI, who recently implemented this system for a European Customer.

The session will focus on the advantages of a system that can be customized to each organizations specific response plan, based on the type of incident. Beyond accidents, the RIM system enables organizations to handle traffic infrastructure events as projects, managed by a team or teams, to engage the appropriate resources for response, provide ATIS as required, and keep all stakeholders informed though every step of the process.

To register for this free webinar, visit: or
click here

For more information on GEWI's Road Incident Management solution, visit


1) Airlines to Test New Tracking System to Locate Lost Flights
Link to article in USA Today:

2) Airports Authority of India to Install New System to Reduce Flight Delays
Link to article in The Times of India:


3) Here Boosts Offline Maps of Africa, Public Transit
Link to article on SlashGear:


4) Kentucky Transportation Secretary Reports Possible Problems with Consultant on Ohio River Bridges Project
Link to story on WDRB-TV:


5) Baidu Kicks Off Its 'Indoor GPS' Rollout in China
Link to article in Investors Business Daily:


6) Mass Rescue Operations Library Launched
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:


7) China's Tight Grip on Ship Disaster Info Draws Criticism
Link to story and video on Newsy:


8) Federal Railroad Administration Will Enforce December 31 PTC Deadline, Acting Administrator Says
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
Link to testimony


9) Quebec's Highway Code to Be Amended to Deal with Apple Watch
Link to story on CTV:


10) SiriusXM 'Ready for Next Stage'
Link to article on Advanced Television:


11) In the Age of Cellphones, How Much Do We Need Highway Callboxes?
Link to article in The Orange County Register:


12) Kansas City Reaches Agreement with Sprint and Cisco on High-Tech Services Along Streetcar Line
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:
Link to news release

13) Singapore LTA Seeks Ideas on Incorporating Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transport
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

14) Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency to Remove 'Ziggin' Zaggin' Decals on Buses Because of Racial Slur Complaint
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

15) Burlington, North Carolina Puts Marketing Effort for Public Transportation in Motion
Link to article in the News-Times:

16) Los Angeles Metro is Trying to Redefine the Transit Trip
Link to article on Next City:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Usually when a truck hits a sign, the sign comes down. In one case in Canada, that wasn't quite how it worked out.

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