Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems

Seattle Department of Transportation and their cutting edge control room was featured in the April/May edition of Thinking Highways. Read more by clicking here:

With over 71,000 mission critical display wall installations worldwide, Mitsubishi Electric plays an essential role in keeping our modern world moving. From Moscow to Tokyo and New York to Istanbul, Mitsubishi Electric displays operate around the clock, helping ensure the smooth running of the network and allowing operators to zoom in quickly to any potential trouble spots. With an expected lifetime of 100,000 hours. Mitsubishi Electric display wall cubes are designed and built to meet the most demanding requirements of the end user.

Where there is a need to monitor and control information flows, Mitsubishi Electric Visual and Imaging Systems is there.


1) Radio Communications Jammed at Vietnam's Tan Son Nhat Airport
Link to AAP article:


2) Google Maps Now Warns You if You Are Navigating to a Place that Will Be Closed When You Arrive
Link to article on Android Police:


3) Jackson County, Mississippi Supporting Tri-State Effort for 'Smarter' I-10
Link to article in The Mississippi Press:

4) USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office Releases New Reports on Freight and Transit Technologies
Link to further information:


5) Migrant Flow Data to Aid Maritime Intelligence
Link to article on IHS Maritime:


6) New TSA Nameplates Aid Travelers Who Don't Speak English
Link to AP article:

7) Illinois DOT Program Aims to Recycle Old Signs
Link to story on WICS-TV:


8) Maine DOT Officials Apologize to Freeport Residents for Not Informing Them of Controversial Tree-Cutting Project
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:


9) It's Hard to Stop a Train, But this Tech Startup Could Have the Answer
Link to article in the Dallas Business Journal:


10) Audit Project to Evaluate Vulnerability of Washington, DC Traffic Lights to Cyber Attacks
Link to story on WJLA-TV:

11) Traffic Signal in Dresden, Germany Has Been Red for 28 Years
Link to UPI article:
Here's a Google Street View photo of the intersection


12) DC Metro Train System's Operations Center is Understaffed and Chaotic, Federal Investigators Find
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news release


13) Telematics Technology Can Identify Risky Drivers
Link to article in World Highways:
Link to news release


14) Wisconsin's Metro Transit to Discontinue Audible Turn Signals
Link to article in The Capital Times:

15) Smartphone Applications Launched to Help Lahore Commuters Plan Bus Trips
Link to article in The Express Tribune:

16) Your New York Subway Commute Unlikely to Become a Sonic Delight Anytime Soon
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


17) Sanibel Island, Florida Considers Using Technology to Help with Traffic
Link to story on WINK-TV:

18) Halifax Regional Council Agrees to Spend $1 Million on New Electronic Road Signs
Link to CBC News story:


19) Land Rover Shows Off Remote-Control App and Self-Driving Features
Link to article in CIO:
Link to news release

20) BlackBerry Addresses Needs of Next-Gen Connected Cars
Link to article in Connected World:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Tolling Consultant – Traffic Technologies Inc. – Southern California
 -  Toll Operations Manager - Riverside County Transportation Commission - Riverside, California      

 -  Solicitation Notice – Technical Support Services for FHWA Office of Operations Research & Development and the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory – FHWA

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