Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

SBD Calls INRIX Off-Street Parking the 'Clear Winner' in U.S. and Europe

INRIX announces the results of an independent off-street parking benchmark study from SBD, which found that ParkMe beat Parkopedia in data accuracy in five key cities in the U.S. and Germany.


1) Advocacy Groups Form Coalition to Oppose US Air Traffic Control 'Privatization'
Link to AINonline article


2) Some Brightly-Colored Crosswalks in St. Louis May Be Putting Pedestrians at Risk
Link to KMOV-TV story


3) Ex-Chicago DOT Official Found Guilty in Red-Light Camera Bribes Trial
Link to WLS-TV story


4) Raleigh Pursuing $40 Million Grant to Build 'Smarter' Transportation System
Link to News & Observer article

5) Louisville Applying for USDOT's 'Smart Cities Challenge'
Link to Insider Louisville article


6) Transition in the Shipping Industry: Intelligent Ship's Bridges
Link to VTT Impulse article


7) NASCAR Radio Announcer Barney Hall Dies
Link to NASCAR article

8) Articles from FHWA's Public Roads
 -  Michigan Partnership Helps Local Agencies Make Data-Driven Decisions on Road Safety
 -  Civil Integrated Management Uses Digital Technology to Improve Project Delivery and Asset Management

9) WRC-TV Anchors Fooled by Virginia DOT Spokesman Impersonator
Link to DCist article

10) Tools That Will Help You Dispute Pesky Traffic and Parking Tickets
Link to U.S. News & World Report article


11) SEPTA to Roll Out PTC System in February
Link to Progressive Railroading article


12) America's Sudden U-Turn on Highway Fonts – Clearview Out, Highway Gothic Back In
Link to CityLab article
Link to notice

13) Uncertainty for Remote Control Drawbridges in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Link to Green Bay Gazette article

14) Iowa DOT Asks Drivers for Ideas to Improve I-80
Link to Gazette article


15) Vietnam Transport Ministry Pilots Use of App-Based Taxi Firms
Link to Viet Nam News article


16) New Transit App Allows Real-Time Tracking of Pittsburgh-Area Buses
Link to KDKA-TV story
Link to news release

17) La Crosse, Wisconsin Bus System to Launch Mobile App This Spring
Link to La Crosse Tribune article


18) Pesky Software Updates Are Now Coming to a Car Near You
Link to Bloomberg article

19) Wireless Cars Must Make Test Connection, Says Keysight
Link to Electronics Weekly article

20) Former Florida Transportation Commissioner Ananth Prasad on Self-Driving Vehicles
Link to Comcast Newsmakers interview

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Senior Tolls Specialist – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New York, New York

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