Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 6, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E to Host Webinar on Tuesday, July 14th, “Automatic Vehicle Identification & Ingress (AVI) Solutions - Making Life Easier”

Please join us on July 14th for an informative 45-minute webinar on the Reno A&E Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) & Ingress System that provides for rapid access for authorized vehicles to enter gated / secure areas automatically. Our unique AVI transponder emits a low frequency signal that is inductively coupled with any existing roadway loop connected to any one of our several AVI loop detectors. This webinar will relate how gated communities are using the system to allow only authorized vehicles to gain prompt access, without having to use keys or key pads. This technology is also being used to provide transit signal priority for buses at intersections without additional roadside infrastructure. To register, kindly visit   


1) Thai Regulators Target Pirate Radio Stations Disrupting Airline Frequencies
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:


2) New FasTrak Flex Debuts for East Bay Commuters
Link to story on KGO-TV:


3) New York City Council Members Ask Google Maps to Introduce 'Reduce Left Turns' Feature
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


4) New Zealand Transport Minister to Promote Nation as ITS Test Bed During Visits to US, Japan
Link to Xinhua article:
Link to news release


5) Police in Surrey, UK Call Twitter Taunts by Drivers Stuck in Traffic for Possible Suicide 'Unacceptable'
Link to story on BBC Newsbeat:


6) Indiana DOT Testing Variable Speed Limit Signs to Improve Traffic Flow
Link to story on WISH-TV:


7) Waze Launches Pilot Carpooling Service in Israel
Link to article on CNET:
Link to RideWith (in Hebrew)

8) Why Automated Taxis Could Mean Far Lower Emissions
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:


9) Developing Decision Support Tools for Florida’s Traffic Management Centers
Link to article in TR News:

10) A Look at the Technology Behind DriveLive Kapiti
Link to video from New Zealand Transport:


11) Kitsap Transit: Do a Better Job with Outreach on Meetings
Link to editorial in the Bremerton Patriot:


12) 21 Watch Towers to Keep Eye on Traffic in Hubballi-Dharwad, India
Link to article in The Times of India:


13) Volvo Exec Pledges to Protect Drivers from Hackers
Link to article in Automotive News:


14) NOAA Making Environmental Data Available via the Private-Sector Cloud
Link to article in GCN:

News Releases

 -  RFI – Hybrid Conversion Technology Services for Municipal Fleets – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

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