Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


ITS International features an impressive display wall at COP-BH, the Brazilian control room that helps Belo Horizonte's Municipal Guard monitor security and traffic operations.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s sixth largest city and third largest metropolitan area, with a population of 2.5 million people, has made significant investments in its roadways and mass transit system along with their state-of-the-art control room. Read more about COP-BH’s control room at: http://www.itsinternational.com/categories/utc/features/close-shave-for-brazilian-project/


AVIATION
1) Singapore Inaugurates New Air Traffic Management Centers
Link to article on AINonline:
CARTOGRAPHY
2) Here’s an Open Source Transport and Planning Map of Greater Manchester to Play With
Link to blog on CityMetric:
ELECTRONIC TOLLING
3) Washington State DOT Unveils New Interactive Toll Map for I-405 Drivers
Link to story on KIRO Radio:

4) Taiwan’s ETC System Wins 2015 ITS World Congress Industry Award
Link to article on Focus Taiwan:
OTHER
5) Why the Word ‘Infrastructure’ Replaced ‘Public Works’
Link to column in Governing:
6) E-Tool for Business Process to Improve Travel Time Reliability
Link to further information from FHWA:

ROADWAYS
7) New Technology Could Help Cities Inspect and Maintain Streets More Efficiently
Link to story on Keystone Crossroads:

8) Idaho Replaces Mile Marker 420 with 419.9 to Thwart Stoners
Link to AP article:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) You Can Now Review and Receive Responses from the TSA on Yelp
Link to story on WPVI-TV:
TRANSIT
10) Connecticut to Install GPS Tracking on CTTransit Buses
Link to story on WVIT-TV:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) Philadelphia’s Traffic Center to Be Ready for Papal Visit
Link to article on Philly Voice:

12) I-80 Traffic Control System in California in New Test Phase
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:
VEHICLES
13) New Lexus GS Models Can Read Road Signs and Automatically Avoid Obstacles
Link to article on Gizmag:
14) Ford Patents Autonomous Car That Can Transform Into a Lounge While Driving
Link to article on Business Insider:

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