Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 13, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Initial Phase of ITS Nearly Complete in Edmond, Oklahoma
Link to article in The Edmond Sun:


2) Can Japan and China Ever Finish Their Maritime Communication Negotiations?
Link to article in The Diplomat:


3) FRA Safety Message to 911 Dispatchers Holds Eye-Catching Lessons for Vehicle Drivers
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

4) Amtrak's Cascades Trains Experiencing Wi-Fi Problems
Link to column in The Oregonian:


5) US Transportation Bill Includes Remedy for Now-Illegal Church Signs
Link to article in the Tulsa World:


6) Alternate Route Signs Being Tested on San Diego-Area Highways
Link to story on KFMB-TV:


7) Chicago Transit Agencies Rolling Out Ventra App November 19
Link to article in the Chicago Business Journal:
Link to news release

8) Survey Looks at Why Americans Use Transit
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

9) Why New York Subway Lines Are Missing Countdown Clocks
Link to blog in The Atlantic:


10) Philadelphia Streets Monitoring Catches Up with New Traffic Control Center
Link to article on Next City:

11) DC Public Radio Station Drops Traffic Reports Saying 'Radio is Not a Good Way to Get Routine Traffic Updates'
Link to article in the Washingtonian:

12) Rules Trump Common Sense on Electronic Signs
Link to column in the Albuquerque Journal:


13) Ford is First to Test Self-Driving Cars at Mcity
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Supervisory Transportation Specialist – FHWA – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus
Locks have been used for centuries to raise and lower boats traveling along rivers. In Scotland, this old technology has been updated.

 -  Call for Papers – 23rd ITS World Congress

Upcoming Events
Florida Automated Vehicles Summit – December 1-2 – Jacksonville, Florida

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