Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Australian Aviation Safety Body Applies for Access to Telecommunications Metadata
Link to Computerworld article


2) Dayton, Ohio Traffic Ticket Cameras to Shut Down by Year's End
Link to Dayton Daily News article


3) Cashless Tolls to Open at Pennsylvania Turnpike's Delaware River Bridge in January
Link to Bucks County Courier Times article


4) Cyber Protection a Priority for GPS
Link to The Hill blog


5) South Korea, Visegrad Nations to Cooperate on ITS
Link to Korea JoongAng Daily article
Link to news release


6) South Carolina DOT Wants to Sell Ads on Vehicles, Facilities and Websites
Link to WLTX-TV story

7) Delhi Transport System Yet to Cater to Needs of Hearing-Impaired
Link to The Hindu article

8) The San Francisco Bay Area's Transportation Potential and the Role Tech Companies Can Play
Link to Triple Pundit article

9) Smart Highways – Winter 2015
Link to magazine


10) Parking: The Next Frontier of Connected Car Services
Link to GPS Business News article


11) New Jersey Bill Would Require Advance Notice of Traffic Disruptions at Bi-state Crossings
Link to Land Line article


12) MADD Canada Predicts New Technology Will Virtually End Drunk Driving
Link to story on CKWX Radio


13) GPS Units in Mumbai Taxis Provide Traffic Police Updates on Congestion
Link to Indian Express article


14) Bus Late? Swyft, Moovit Harness Crowd to Predict San Francisco Muni Arrivals
Link to San Francisco Chronicle article


15) New South Carolina Welcome Center Will Provide Real-Time Traffic and Weather Info
Link to Herald article
Link to news release

16) Lagos, Nigeria Holds First Traffic Summit
Link to National Mirror article


17) SiriusXM Exec Says New Satellites Could Add Spectrum for V2V Communications
Link to Advanced Television article

18) Citibank Sees GM as Winner in Era of Driverless Cars
Link to Globe and Mail article

19) The Future of Connected Cars in San Diego
Link to Studio 61 blog

20) USDOT Hosting Web-Based Consensus Meeting on Connected Vehicle Pilot Era Standards
Link to further information

News Releases

Friday Bonus
When I think of tumbleweeds and transportation, images of stagecoaches come to mind. Folks in Albuquerque recently found they can cause modern-day traffic problems.

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