Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 18, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Attendees at FTE Global 2015 Hear from Google, Facebook on How Technology Can Improve Customer Experience
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


2) Research Shows Pedestrians Lack Visibility Based on Clothing Color, Not Driver Distraction
Link to article in The Sunflower:
Link to news release


3) Inside iOS9: Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Buses, Trains, Subways, More
Link to article on AppleInsider:


4) New US Air Force GPS Director Brings Technical, Space Program Background
Link to article in Inside GNSS:

5) Opening the Floodgates: Five Reasons Truck Navigation is Growing
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:


6) What It's Like to Be Hearing Impaired in a Big, Dense City
Link to article on CityLab:

7) MyWay European Smart Mobility Resource Manager Project Newsletter – September/October 2015
Link to newsletter:


8) Skills Awards Highlight State DOT Public Communication Programs, Special Efforts
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:
Link to Transportation TV video

9) Kris Van Cleave Upped to CBS News Transportation Correspondent
Link to article in Adweek:


10) Lawmakers Press FRA Nominee on Safety Deadline
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) TSA Has Taken Steps Designed to Develop Processes for Sharing and Analyzing Information and to Improve Rail Security Incident Reporting
Link to US Government Accountability Office report:


12) Holy Holdups: Cities Gear Up for Papal Traffic Gridlock
Link to article in USA Today:


13) 'Data Helps Us Provide Better Transport': Transport for London on Oyster Cards, Big Data and Contactless Payments
Link to article on CityMetric:

14) Can the New York City Subway Become a Musical Instrument?
Link to story on Studio 360:


15) British Columbia Posting Commute Times to Boost Port Mann Bridge Usage
Link to CTV News story:
Link to news release

16) Inside Boston's Traffic Jams
Link to story on WGBH-TV:


17) USDOT to Conduct Research in Maryland on Spectrum Effects on V2V and V2I
Link to article on MyEasternShoreMD:

18) Apple Meets California Officials to Discuss Self-Driving Car
Link to article in The Guardian:

19) Apple and Google Create a Buzz at Frankfurt Motor Show
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
If you've been unlucky enough to be driving in a city when the president comes to town, you know how bad traffic can get. Take a look at how quickly things can change.

 -  Request for Proposals – Bell Road Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Deployment – Maricopa County, Arizona
 -  Request for Proposals – Wi-Fi System Concession – State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division

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