Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), located in Southern California, is currently recruiting for a Toll Technology Manager ($9,310 - $12,569/mo).  Under general direction, this position will manage all technology activities and oversee the planning, design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of all Toll Express Lane systems in support of a 24/7 tolling operation. Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems technology, software/computer systems technology, or a closely related field and at least 6 years of increasingly responsible professional information systems experience in a 24/7, revenue-generating business enterprise, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Experience operating or maintaining Electronic Toll Collection systems and/or Intelligent Transportation Systems is preferred.

Application Deadline: 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015.  For complete details & application materials, please go to our website at


1) Tokyo's Narita Airport Testing Megaphone That Translates Messages
Link to article on Anime News Network:
Link to article in Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese)

2) United to Let Travelers Use Miles for In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to Reuters article:


3) Portable Traffic Cameras Catch on in Ohio
Link to story on WKYC-TV:

4) Dubuque, Iowa Uses Traffic Cameras to Keep an Eye on Crime
Link to story on KCRG-TV:

5) Red-Light Cameras May be Causing More Harm than Good in New York City
Link to story on WPIX-TV:

6) Traffic Safety Advocates Find Wilmington, Delaware's First Red-Light Camera Report Lacking
Link to story on WDDE / WMPH Radio:


7) Audi to Field Test Automated Parking, V2X in Somerville, Massachusetts
Link to article in EE Times:
Link to news release


8) Michigan DOT Displays Traffic Death Count to Encourage Safer Driving
Link to story on Michigan Radio:


9) FRA Warns Railroads on New Safety System Deadline
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


10) West Virginia Lawmakers to DOH: Swap Out Only Deteriorated Road Signs
Link to article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:


11) Is It Time to Regulate the Automotive Internet?
Link to article in FCW:

12) States Are Putting the Brakes on Driver's Ed
Link to article in Governing:


13) Taiwan Companies Form Partnership for Taxi ITS
Link to article in the Taipei Times:


14) Telematics Held Back by Data Security Concerns
Link to article in Insurance Networking News:

15) TomTom Bangs Public Sector's Telematics Drum
Link to article in Government News:


16) MBTA Will Ban Political Advertising on Transit After Anti-Israel Ad Controversy
Link to article on

17) Quarter of All Opal Trips Were Free
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

18) Transit: A Photographic Study of the Way Lives Interact During Commuting
Link to The Phoblographer:


19) A Look at the New Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Operations Center
Link to video on News 12 New Jersey:

20) Live Updates from Malaysia's Integrated Transportation Information Center by Early Next Year
Link to article on The Malaysian Insider:

21) Next Generation Traveler Information System: A Five Year Outlook
Link to further reporter from FHWA:


22) House Panel Examines Safety Risks and Benefits of the 'Internet of Cars'
Link to article in USA Today:

23) Hong Kong Regulators Stall Tesla's Autopilot
Link to MarketWatch article:

24) GM Open to Tech Partnerships Ahead of Tesla Clash
Link to article in Investor's Business Daily:

25) Jaguar Looks to Apple Watch to Stay Ahead on Tech Front
Link to article on Luxury Daily:
Link to news release

26) Connected Vehicle Technology Must Lead to Safer, Less Congested Roads
Link to commentary in Roll Call:

27) New 'Connected Vehicles' Website Covers All of the Basics
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog:


28) Accurate Weather Information Helps Iowa DOT Snowfighters Keep Roads Safer
Link to Transportation Matters for Iowa blog:

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