Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Study: Speed Cameras Reduce Traffic Crashes
Link to article in The Detroit News:

2) Chicago Sues Redflex for $300 Million
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

3) License-Plate Readers Aid Police But Stir Worries
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


4) Few Jakarta-Area Commuters Adopt Cashless System for Paying Tolls
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:


5) Jerusalem Mayor Says Waze's Directions Are Political
Link to article on The Yeshiva World News:


6) ITS Rocky Mountain E-Update – August 2015
Link to update:


7) North Carolina Marine Lab to Deploy Drones for Data Collection
Link to article in The Chronicle:


8) Colorado DOT Pulls 'How to Get Hit By a Car' Videos After Negative Reaction
Link to article on Westword:


9) FRA Faults Virginia Amtrak Station for ADA Violations
Link to article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:


10) Belgium Plans Collection of Plane, Train and Ferry Users' Data
Link to article in EurActiv:

11) British Motorcycle Company Triumph Fined $2.9 Million for Failing to Report Safety Defects
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release


12) Texas' Capital Metro Building Enhanced Trip-Planning App
Link to article in Metro:

13) Taiwan Transit Card with Porn Star Image Sells Out in Four Hours
Link to AP article:

14) Transit's Simple Advantage? You Can Use Smartphones
Link to blog on Mobility Lab:


15) Transport Quebec Unveils New Traffic Monitoring Hub
Link to CTV News story:


16) Austin, Texas Now Test Site for Two Models of Google Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:

17) Self-Driving Cars Closer Than You Might Think
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

18) Automotive Algorithms Anticipate Our Driving Quirks
Link to article in Electronics Weekly:

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