Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Labor Day Travel: Behind the Scenes at a Busy Airport
Link to AP article:


2) Windsor, Ontario Police to Launch Online Registry to Fight Bicycle Theft
Link to article in The Windsor Star:


3) Ohio Turnpike's New Director Sees Driverless Trucks and Other Technological Shifts Around the Bend
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:


4) Tennessee Looks to Rebound from Controversial Anti-DUI Ads
Link to article in The Tennessean:
Link to RFQ

5) New Toronto Transit Safety Campaign Ruffles Feathers in What Advocate Calls 'Pedestrian Blame'
Link to Global News story:


6) TEX Rail Plans Include Positive Train Control
Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

7) How Your Cellphone Can Stop a Train
Link to Transportation Matters for Iowa blog:


8) High-Tech Vest Offers Warning System for Roadside Construction Workers, Rescue Personnel
Link to article from Virginia Tech:
Link to video


9) Uber's Passenger Info Linked to Improving Transportation Equity
Link to article on Next City:


10) Millions of Euros Stuck on Expiring Anonymous Transit Cards
Link to article on NL Times:


11) Fancy Signs, Dumb Info
Link to editorial in the Staten Island Advance:


12) Toyota to Finance $50 Million 'Intelligent' Car Project
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release

13) Autonomous Driving Takes Back Seat as Connected Car Rules Prepared in EU
Link to article on EurActiv:

14) Wireless Car Updates to Save Billions, Transform Service Experience, IHS Predicts
Link to article in Automotive News:
Link to news release

15) Pioneer Using LIDAR to Help Self-Driving Cars See
Link to article on Digital Trends:
Link to news release

16) Why BMW Just Invested in a Tiny Parking App
Link to column on CNET:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Over its 40 seasons Saturday Night Live has featured a number of transportation-related skits, including this one which takes a humorous look at airline boarding procedures.

Upcoming Events
Transportation and Communities Summit – September 15 – Portland, Oregon

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