Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 10, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

There’s Still Time to Register for RAE’s August 11th Webinar, “Data Aggregator™ – Obtaining Real-time Traffic Data from Remote Intersections”

Join Reno A&E tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. PDT for an informative 45-minute webinar on the iCITE™ Data Aggregator™ (DA-100B) Series field monitoring device – the first system capable of accessing real-time intersection and cabinet data from any traffic cabinet via a high-speed communications connection, regardless of the traffic controller or central ITS system. The iCITE™ DA-100B™ delivers real-time traffic data through an encrypted wireless or Ethernet Cloud-based IP connection. Presented by Matt Zinn, RAE (Reno A&E) Applications Sales and Technical Services Manager, the webinar will demonstrate live, how traffic signal technicians and engineers can access real-time arterial traffic and intersection information such as vehicle counts by phase, phase status changes, cabinet alarms, and overall health of the traffic cabinet status from remote, non-interconnected intersections. To register, kindly visit


1) FAA Air Traffic Controllers Fatigue Study Made Public After Four Years
Link to AP article:

2) Wi-Fi Connectivity at 39,000 Feet: What Are the Sticking Points?
Link to article on Tnooz:

3) The Advantages of Location-Based Services
Link to blog in Airport World:


4) State of Iowa Dropped from Cities' Traffic-Camera Lawsuit, IDOT Remains
Link to story on KCRG-TV:

5) Owner of Camera-Enforcement Company Has Multiple Traffic Violations, Arrest Warrant for Speeding
Link to article in the New York Post:


6) Smart Traffic Control Plan for Mumbai Delayed
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


7) Maritime Traffic Management Center Opened in Bulgaria
Link to Focus News Agency article:


8) Public-Art Street Signs Being Swiped in Manhattan
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

9) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – August 2015
Link to newsletter:


10) Federal Railroad Administration Sees Small Number of Railroads Meeting Safety Deadline
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release

11) Association of American Railroads' Mobile App Aims to Bolster First-Response Efforts After Derailments
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


12) Pavement Markings Near Twin Cities Light-Rail Platforms Aim to Steer Pedestrians Clear of Danger
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

13) Texting Drivers Frustrate Nebraska Lawmakers, Safety Advocates
Link to article in the Lincoln Journal Star:


14) Need a Taxi to the Airport? Options Expanding Beyond Uber
Link to article in The New York Times:


15) Israel Transport Ministry to Test Smartcard that Can Have Value Added at Home
Link to article in The Jerusalem Post:
Link to news release (in Hebrew)

16) Coming Soon to America: One Fare Card for All Transit
Link to blog on CityLab:

17) Transit Information Access for Persons with Visual or Cognitive Impairments
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


18) Tesla Courting Hackers
Link to AFP article:

19) Meet the In-Car Tech That Will Make the Next Volkswagens Smarter Than Ever
Link to blog on Digital Trends:

20) The Future of Cars is Smart, Not Autonomous
Link to column in USA Today:

21) New Fundamental Issues for Road Transport Automation Webinar Now Available Online
Link to further information from USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office:

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