Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Slow down! HERE introduces Traffic Safety Warning Alerts

HERE introduces traffic jam alerts to inform drivers when they are approaching a tail end of a jam.  By receiving these timely alerts, drivers can begin to reduce their speed and avoid an accident. The warnings could manifest in several ways, such as a warning light on the dashboard or an audible alert so that the driver can react in time.  They can also be used by transportation agencies to monitor jams and alert travelers. Semi-autonomous and future fully-autonomous vehicles can ingest this dynamic data to provide a safe and smooth ride.

To read more about this new feature, click here.

1) ‘Flypocalypse’ Sparks Worries About New Air Traffic Control System
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to FAA statement

2) MIT Project Will Use Sensors to Improve Pedestrian Experiences
Link to article on CityLab:

3) New Signs for Pedestrians Will Help Lexington, Kentucky Visitors Find Their Way
Link to article in the Lexington Herald-Leader:
4) Missouri Supreme Court Sides with Motorists in Three Camera-Enforcement Cases
Link to story on KMOX Radio:
5) Oregon Journalist Pinpoints Career Calling in GPS
Link to article in the East Oregonian:
6) Maritime Experts Gather to Define Cybersecurity Research Challenges
Link to blog on In Public Safety:
7) Connecticut DMV Debuts Long-Awaited Software Upgrades
Link to story on WVIT-TV:
Link to news release

8) Colorado Embarks on Plan to Improve Wait Times at the DMV Over Next Three Years
Link to story on KMGH-TV:

9) Sacramento Sports Teams Launch Social Media Campaign to Improve Transit Before Arena Opening
Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:

10) Michigan DOT Wants Comments on Public Involvement Section of MI Transportation Plan
Link to article in Better Roads:

11) Edmonton Transit’s ‘Cool Bus’ Video is Hippest Ad for the Bus Ever
Link to commentary on The Huffington Post Alberta:
12) Judge Rules Maryland Must Release Crude Oil Shipment Information
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
13) New York and New Jersey First States to Use Facial-Recognition Software to Crack Down on License Fraud
Link to story on WCBS-TV:
14) Taxi App Wars: Why the Future of Transport Apps Isn’t Transport
Link to commentary in City A.M.:
15) Future is Now for Predictive Truck Maintenance, Says Telematics Company
Link to blog in Fleet Owner:

16) Wi-Fi Remains Hit or Miss on San Francisco Bay Area Transit
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
17) Maine Turnpike’s Traffic Alert Software Experiencing Glitch
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:
Link to statement from Maine Turnpike Authority
18) Report from the 2015 Automated Vehicles Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Link to further information from USDOT’s ITS Joint Program Office:
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