Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 3, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reno A&E to Host August 11th Webinar, “Data Aggregator™ – Obtaining Real-time Traffic Data from Remote Intersections”

Please join Reno A&E on August 11th 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 operational health of the traffic cabinet status from remote, non-interconnected intersections. To register, kindly visit


1) New Navigation System to Ease Landings at Indian Airports
Link to article in The Economic Times:

2) Airlines Give In-Flight Entertainment Options an Update
Link to article in The New York Times:


3) District DOT to Place Mile Markers on Metropolitan Branch Trail
Link to story on WTTG-TV:


4) SEPTA to Outfit All Transit Police with Body Cameras
Link to story on WCAU-TV:


5) Nokia Sells Here Maps Business to Carmakers Audi, BMW and Daimler
Link to article on CNET:
Link to news release

6) TomTom Weighs Options Amid Nokia Maps Deal
Link to Bloomberg article:


7) Toll Collectors to Disappear on Pennsylvania's Beaver Valley Expressway
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


8) How Apps Are Transforming US Trucking
Link to story on NBC News:


9) Never Mind Driverless Cars – We Need Intelligent Transport Systems
Link to commentary in The Guardian:

10) USDOT Releases the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) Version 2.0
Link to further information:


11) Oil Train Information Will Be Limited in New Jersey
Link to article in The Record:

12) Transit Data Gets More Intriguing as the Way It's Presented Improves
Link to article from Mobility Lab:


13) Can Stencils Prevent Suicides from Minnesota Bridge?
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:


14) NASA Working to Avoid Traffic Jams Around Mars
Link to PTI article:


15) Uber and Public Transit Are Trying to Get Along
Link to blog on CityLab:


16) Seattle Implements New Approach to Preventing Traffic Gridlock
Link to story on KIRO-TV:
Link to news release


17) Bay Area's Disjointed Public Transit Network Inspires a Call for Harmony
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) Transport for London Urged to Be More Proactive in Telling Riders How to Claim Unused Oyster Card Money
Link to article in the Express & Star:


19) Safaricom and Google Launch Waze App in Kenya
Link to article on AllAfrica:


20) NHTSA: Car-Hacking Risk May Be Broader than Fiat Chrysler
Link to Reuters article:

21) IndyCar Officially Adds LED Panels to Its Racecars
Link to article on The Verge:
Link to news release

News Releases

 -  Call for Projects – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

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