Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

HERE and SBD demonstrate how ITS collaborations are changing in a whitepaper published ahead of ITS Bordeaux 2015

Will Intelligent Transportation Sys­tems (ITS) provide a revolutionary or evolutionary change in the efficiency and safety of our road networks? Many would agree that ITS collaboration has thus far been much harder than anticipated – and possibly harder than necessary. This is about to change. Find out how the increasing maturity of new technologies can help government and industry avoid the roadblocks of the past and work together on successful ITS deployments.


1) American Airlines Secretly Adds Free Real-Time Bag Tracking
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:


2) Virginia Tech Crowdsources Pedestrian Data
Link to article in Collegiate Times:


3) North Carolina DOT Cameras Play Big Role in Keeping Construction Projects on Time
Link to story on WNCN-TV:


4) Google Maps: New Project Will Measure Smog Neighborhood by Neighborhood
Link to article in the Monterey Herald:
Link to news release


5) Coming Soon: An Open Database of Every US Address
Link to article on FedScoop:


6) Los Angeles CIO Ted Ross Talks Running a Data-Driven City
Link to article in Government Technology:

7) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – September 2015
Link to newsletter:


8) NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler Under-Reported Number of Deaths
Link to article in USA Today:

9) Public Outreach, Coordination Plays Critical Role During Light Rail Construction in Charlotte
Link to article in ENR Southeast:


10) Battelle Will Study I-71 Commute in Ohio to Improve the Drive
Link to story on WCMH-TV:

11) California Freeway Signs to Issue Hit-and-Run Alerts
Link to story on Capital Public Radio:


12) FCC Proposes Rule to Allow Railroad Police to Access Public Safety Interoperability and Mutual Aid Channels
Link to proposed rule:


13) Transportation Conference Being Held in Buffalo on Coordinating During Storms
Link to story on WGRZ-TV:


14) MBTA Unveils Simpler System for Performance Statistics
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

15) How New Jersey Transit Used Pizza to Get More People to the Beach this Summer
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


16) Virginia DOT Fires Major Contractor of Transportation Operations Centers for 'Failure to Deliver'
Link to story on WAVY-TV:

17) New Report: Rise of the Real-Time Traveler
Link to blog from AT&T:


18) CEO: GM to Tap Into Connectivity, Expand Car Sharing Services
Link to Reuters article:

19) Big Auto Looks to Tech Companies to Fix Cars Over the Air
Link to Reuters article:

20) Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot Under the Hood
Link to article in The New York Times:

21) Will California More Closely Scrutinize Driverless Car Crashes?
Link to article in FutureStructure:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Executive Director – I-95 Corridor Coalition
 -  Transportation Planner/Analyst 5 – Nevada DOT – Carson, Minden, Gardnerville & Genoa, Nevada

 -  Call for Abstracts – 15th National 'Tools of the Trade' Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities

Upcoming Events
Seminar: Modeling the Effects of Drivers' Adaptive Behavior on System Safety – October 8 - Minneapolis

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