Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) President of Columbia Opens Bogota's New ATC Tower and Management Control Center
Link to Airport World article


2) Bikers in Aarhus, Denmark Use RFID Tags to Trigger Traffic Lights
Link to Smithsonian article

3) How Colleges Are Stepping Up Campus Walkability
Link to CityLab article
Link to news release


4) Audi, BMW and Daimler Present Their Vision as New Owners of Here
Link to CNET article


5) Illinois DOT Considering Managed Lanes on I-55
Link to Daily Herald article


6) GLONASS Undergoing Final Tests in Russian Defense Ministry
Link to TASS article


7) LG Uplus to Test Smart Parking System in South Korea
Link to Korea Herald article


8) State Police in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio Launch New 'Eyes on 94' Campaign to Prevent Commercial Vehicle Crashes
Link to WXYZ-TV story
Link to news release


9) Dutch Professor Writing Book on RFK Funeral Train
Link to Transportation Radio story


10) UK and China to Monitor Bridge Movement from Space
Link to Global Construction Review article
Link to further information on GeoSHM


11) Crash-Avoidance Technology Added to NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings
Link to Bloomberg article

12) More People Are Surfing the Web Behind the Wheel
Link to NBC Today story

13) Study: In-Vehicle Tech Can Keep Older Drivers Behind Wheel Safely, Longer
Link to WTOP Radio story
Link to news release


14) Most Australian Transport Networks Ill Prepared for Smartcard Replacements
Link to news.au.com article

15) Los Angeles Public Transit Woos Seniors as Baby Boomers Go Gray
Link to KPCC Radio story

16) Over 50,000 Petition Against Expensive Dutch Public Transit Cards
Link to NL Times article

17) Local Bus of the Future Rolls Into Minnesota's Metro Transit
Link to Star Tribune article

18) A Volunteer Army Forms to Assist MARTA
Link to Atlanta Journal-Constitution commentary
Link to further information on MARTA Army

19) Transit Wi-Fi Transforms the Daily Commute
Link to Samsung blog


20) Traffic Police in Thane, India Launch Traffic Information Site
Link to The Hindu article
Link to site

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