Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 20, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E Bicycle Detection System Maximizes Accuracy

Reno A&E now offers an automatic bicycle detection system that combines a C-series inductive loop detector, using enhanced and patented algorithms and prefabricated inductive loops for new and upgraded intersections. The RAE (model C-1101-B and model C-1201-B) loop detectors identify all vehicles, and has the ability to differentiate bicycles from all other vehicles, including scooters and motorcycles. Both models, (CALTRANS or NEMA type), allow traffic engineering professionals to detect and provide safe passage time for bicycles without compromising operational efficiency of the intersection. To learn more about RAE’s Bicycle Detection System, contact Carl Zabel, RAE Director of Sales, at


1) Intelligence Agencies Still Slow to Share Threat Data, Says European Aviation Chief
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2) Increasing Airport Revenue Through Technology
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3) Bicycles Doubling as Moving Billboards in Rural Mozambique
Link to article on How We Made It in Africa:


4) Pennsylvania Mulls Cameras to Nab Speeders in Work Zones
Link to CNHI News Service article:


5) Toll Tender Pushed Back in Czech Republic
Link to ČTK article:


6) ITS on the New Tappan Zee Bridge
Link to article on Nyack News & Views:


7) Philadelphia's Emergency Director Gets Ready for Challenge of a Papal Visit
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


8) Report Won't Say if New Jersey Transit Misused Sandy Aid
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


9) Rail Safety Effort Prompts Battle for Bandwidth
Link to article in the Connecticut Post:


10) Diverse Reaction in Morocco to Highway Signs Replacing French with Amazigh
Link to article on Morocco World News:


11) Troopers from Six Midwest States to Target Distracted Driving
Link to story on WCMH-TV:
Link to news release

12) New Software in Farmington, New Mexico Police Vehicles Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving
Link to article in The Daily Times:


13) Telematics Helps Middle East Refrigerated Transport Industry Stay Cool
Link to article on MEConstructionNews:


14) Traffic Experts Tell Seattle to Fix Car-Wreck Response After Fish-Truck Fiasco
Link to article in The Seattle Times:


15) Papal Pilgrims Overwhelm Philadelphia Transit Ticket System
Link to Reuters article:

16) Silicon Valley's 'Hack My Ride' Challenge Seeks Next-Gen Transit Tools
Link to article in Government Technology:

17) DC Metro Announces Fire Liaison in Rail Control Center
Link to story on WUSA-TV:
Link to news release


18) Beijing Launches App for Handling Minor Traffic Accidents
Link to Xinhua article:

19) 'Smart Work Zone' Helps Ease Traffic During I-89 Construction in Vermont
Link to story on WCAX-TV:

20) Alabama DOT Will Use Radio Stations to Warn Large Vehicles of Bridge Restriction
Link to article in the TimesDaily:


21) University of Michigan Opens $10 Million Test City for Driverless Vehicle Research
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
Link to news release

22) UK Government Invests £20 Million Into Testing Driverless Cars
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:
Link to news release

23) Mobileye Offers Alternative Route to Google's Driverless Future
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News Releases

 -  Request for Bids – Remote Communications System for Portable Changeable Message Sign – Wisconsin DOT

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