Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT 

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AVIATION

1) EU Adopts New Rules to Better Track Aircraft in Distress
Link to EurActiv article

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) This Navigation App is Designed for Pedestrians, Not Drivers
Link to Fast Company article

CAMERAS

3) ACLU: Massachusetts DOT Drones OK, if Regulated
Link to Boston Herald article

4) DC Plans to Add More Traffic-Enforcement Cameras
Link to Washington Post article
Link to news release

CARTOGRAPHY

5) Google Steers Waze Out of Copyright Claims for Now
Link to Recorder article

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

6) Washington State DOT Fixes Billing Glitch for 'Good To Go' Toll System
Link to Bellevue Reporter article

MARITIME

7) Port of Houston Mobile Command Post Gains Approval
Link to Houston Chronicle article
Link to news release

8) Hitachi to Move Myanmar Ports from Paper to Pixels by 2017
Link to Myanmar Times article

OTHER

9) US Independent Truck Driver Group Sues FMCSA Over Electronic Logging Mandate
Link to Transport Topics article
Link to news release

10) Digital Strategies Allow Government Traffic Sign Shops to Do More with Less
Link to American City & County blog

11) CTS Catalyst – December 2015
Link to newsletter

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

12) Port of Olympia Commission Expands Video Coverage of Its Meetings
Link to Olympian article

13) Tennessee to Spend Millions on New DUI Campaign After Controversy
Link to Tennessean article

RAILROADS

14) Class I Railroad CEOs Talk About Positive Train Control
Link to Progressive Railroading article

ROADWAYS

15) Texas Atheists' Adopt-A-Highway Signs Vandalized
Link to Houston Chronicle article

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

16) London Gets Uber-Style App for Zero-Emissions eConnect Journeys
Link to Traffic Technology Today article

TRANSIT

17) How Edmonton Transit is Using Smart Buses to Respond to Delays and Emergencies
Link to Edmonton Journal article

18) Twin Cities Metro Transit to Review Safety, Educate Public
Link to Finance & Commerce article

19) Bangaluru Bets on Technology-Led Buses
Link to Economic Times article

20) Apple Maps Now Includes Transit Information for Los Angeles
Link to Los Angeles Times article

21) Making FTA WMATA Safety Oversight Transparent
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog

VEHICLES

22) Ford to Test Self-Driving Cars on California Roads
Link to USA Today article
Link to news release

23) Google to Make Driverless Cars an Alphabet Company in 2016
Link to Bloomberg Business article

24) March Workshop Will Look at Role of Digital Radio in Connected Vehicles
Link to automotiveIT international article


News Releases


Solicitations
 -  Call for Abstracts – Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum
 -  Call for Reviewers – 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2016


Upcoming Events
Eno Center for Transportation TRB Reception – January 11 – Washington, DC

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