Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 17, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

Check out HERE’s 3D LiDAR Mapping and Big Data Analytics for Connected and Automated Driving at the AASHTO Annual Meeting

HERE has 30 years of experience in collecting, processing and distributing vast amounts of map, traffic, and other dynamic data to support government agencies and the traveling public.  Stop by and ask for a demo at HERE’s booth (location 504).  You can also sign up for a special tour of HERE’s Traffic Operations Center to see what happens behind the scenes. Contact to reserve your spot.  Space is limited.


1) Tech Problems Ground American Airline Flights at Three Airports, Problems Soon Resolved
Link to AP article:

2) EU to Impose Compulsory Flight-Tracking After MH370 Disappearance
Link to Reuters article:

3) Inflight – September/October 2015
Link to magazine:


4) Apple Acquires Mapsense, a Mapping Visualization Startup
Link to article on Re/code:

5) Transport for London Reveals Secret Geographically-Accurate London Tube and Rail Map
Link to article in The Independent:


6) Pointr App Aims to Make Sure You Won't Get Lost in Airports or Malls Again
Link to article on Tech In Asia:


7) Mobile Technology Helps Streamline Dover, England's Ferry Port
Link to article in Safety4Sea:


8) Your Feedback and an App Helps Virginia Tech Develop Parking, Transportation Master Plan
Link to story on WDBJ-TV:


9) Future New Jersey Transit Train Cuts Will Get a Public Discussion
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

10) Transportation and Money: Covering New Transit Projects
Link to article from The Reynolds Center:

11) Light Pole Banners Tell Drivers to Slow Down in San Francisco Neighborhoods
Link to article on Streetsblog SF:


12) Report Urges More Time on Train Safety Technology
Link to article in The New York Times:


13) Novel New England Bridge a Test Bed for Sensor Arrays
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:


14) Smartphone App Waze to Remind Drivers of Dangerous Intersections in Five Cities
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release

15) User Acceptance of Vehicle Safety Systems
Link to article in Nordic Roads:

16) Technology Could Nearly End Auto Deaths
Link to commentary in the Asbury Park Press:


17) All 26 Los Angeles County Municipal Transit Agencies Now Accepting TAP Cards as Payment
Link to story on KABC-TV:

18) Contactless Payments Taking London Transport by Storm
Link to article in The Wharf:
Link to news release

19) Testing Begins for Ventra Smartphone App
Link to story on WBBM Radio:
Link to news release

20) Introduction of Transit Smart Cards Pushed Back Again in Winnipeg
Link to article in the Winnipeg Free Press:

21) Who Wins with Transit Rider Loyalty Programs?
Link to article on Next City:


22) New Technology from Inrix Tracks Rising Congestion on Seattle Roads
Link to story on KIRO-TV:

23) 'Waze Unusual Traffic' on Twitter Introduced
Link to article on Ubergizmo:

24) 'I Can't Believe It's Free' (Waze)
Link to blog on LinkedIn:


25) Senators Want Answers on Auto Cyberhacking
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to news release

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Transportation Specialist – Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
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