Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Iteris is Hiring

Iteris has nationwide leadership positions available in the practice areas of freight/goods movement, transport analytics, transit/BRT, and signal system operations.  Join a team that focuses on solving big problems, for greater efficiency and safety of all users.                   

Iteris, Inc. is a leading technology firm providing information solutions to the transportation management market.  The company is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and software-based information systems that reduce traffic congestion, provide measurement, management and predictive traffic and weather analytics, and improve the safety of surface transportation systems.


1) Audit: Inefficient Air-Traffic Control Towers Cost $142 Million per Year
Link to article in USA Today:

2) NTSB: Pilot Was Directed to Defunct Runway Before New York Crash
Link to article in The Southampton Press:

3) Regulations Affecting the Exercise of First Amendment Activities at Airports
Link to legal research digest from TRB:


4) Bikeshare Hawaii Seeks Public Input on Bicycle Vendors
Link to story on Hawai'i Public Radio:


5) Study: Big Benefits for Bangkok if ITS Used
Link to article on Digital News Asia:


6) Big Data Maps World's Ocean Floor
Link to article in Ocean News & Technology:


7) Mississippi DOT Museum Exhibit, Book Marks 10th Anniversary of Katrina
Link to article on Hotty Toddy:
Link to news release


8) Google Developing System to Map Potholes Using a Car's GPS
Link to article in Money:


9) Driverless Truck Meant to Improve Safety in Work Zones
Link to AP article:

10) EU's eCall Introduction Sets Stage for Aftermarket Battle
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

11) Vehicle Safety Inspections: Improved USDOT Communication Could Better Inform State Programs
Link to GAO report:


12) Uber Tests Bus-Style Discounted 'Smart Routes'
Link to article on TechCruch:


13) San Diego Trolley Launching Video-on-Demand Service
Link to story on XETV-TV:

14) Fraudsters Swindle $4 Million from Myki System Using Overseas Credit Cards
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

15) SEPTA Immersed in 'Unprecedented' Planning for Papal Visit to Philadelphia
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

16) Jamaica Transit Info Available on Google Thanks to University Student
Link to article in the Jamaica Observer:

17) Citymapper Travel App Tells You the Best Place to Get on the Train
Link to article on Engadget:

18) Two Engineers Create App to Organize Public Transport Information for Indian Cities
Link to article on YourStory:


19) San Diego to Spend $163 Million on Stoplight Timing
Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

20) Iowa DOT Reports More Traffic Information Through Waze App Partnership
Link to story on Radio Iowa:


21) Automated Driving Gets a Boost as Bosch Joins Research Project
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

22) Historic National Summit Looked at Future of Australian Car Industry
Link to article in Australasian Paint & Panel:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director, Office of Highway Safety – National Transportation Safety Board – Washington, DC

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