Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


CARTOGRAPHY

1) The Great Subway Map War of 1978, Revisited
Link to article on The Verge:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) Rental Car Toll Fees Stir Backlash that Threatens Florida's Image
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

3) ITS Australia Newsletter – October 2015
Link to newsletter:

PARKING

4) USDOT Announces $25 Million TIGER Grant for Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System
Link to news release:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

5) Los Angeles Mayor Will Hire an Artist to Help Reduce Traffic Deaths on City Streets
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
Link to news release

6) Tasmania Government Creates Humorous PSA to Show Importance of Distance in Bike Safety
Link to article in Momentum:

RAILROADS

7) Boeing Subsidiary Makes Drone Test Flights to Monitor Railway
Link to story on KUOW Radio
Link to news release

ROADWAYS

8) Smart Solutions for Managing Snow and Ice Removal
Link to article in American City & County:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

9) Flywheel Wants to Replace Taxi Meters with a Smartphone
Link to article on The Verge:

10) Test-Riding Fasten, a Transportation App Gunning for Uber and Lyft in Boston
Link to column in The Boston Globe:

TELEMATICS

11) Driving in Bad Weather Could See Your Insurance Go Up
Link to article in The Daily Mail:

TRANSIT

12) Colorado's Summit Stage Will Soon Introduce 'Smart Bus' System
Link to article in the Summit Daily:

13) Commuter Armageddon Comes to Life in Video by Pro-Hudson River Rail Tunnel Group
Link to Bloomberg article:

VEHICLES

14) Bosch Developing Pedestrian Avoidance System
Link to article in The Engineer:
Link to news release

15) Watch Nissan's New Concept Car Tell Pedestrians When It's Safe to Cross
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news release


News Releases


Solicitations
 -  Request for Information – Potential Innovative Business Models for Connected Vehicle and V2I Deployment – Michigan DOT
 -  Call for Papers – 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium
 -  Call for Presentations – 2016 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium


Upcoming Events
ITS Texas Annual Meeting – November 11-13 – Sugar Land, Texas

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