Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 1, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

iCITE™ Data Aggregator DA-200 ™: Real-Time Traffic & Arterial Data with Cabinet Monitoring

The new Eberle Design Inc.
iCITE™ Data Aggregator DA-200™ provides affordable, Cloud-based remote access to real-time performance measures and traffic data from isolated or networked intersections or arterial roadways with cabinet monitoring functioning. It easily interfaces with any traffic cabinet or controller (NEMA, ATCC or 170/2070). Traffic signal technicians and engineers can access real-time traffic counts, and parsed data that can be used to derive a variety of data analytics – Levels of Service, Volume/Occupancy, Arrivals on Red, and High Density Detector Data. For more information, kindly contact Dr. Bill Sowell, Vice President - Business Development, at


1) Airport iPads Are a New Way to Alienate Labor
Link to Al Jazeera America commentary


2) Selling Bike Lanes: Lessons from Calgary's Ambitious Biking Network
Link to Mobility Lab article

3) Polka Dots at East Austin, Texas Intersection Intended to Make Pedestrians Safer
Link to KTBC-TV story


4) Ohio Appeals Court Approves Class Action in Traffic-Camera Case
Link to AP article

5) Red-Light Verdict Casts Harsh Light on Rationale for Chicago Traffic Cameras
Link to Chicago Tribune article


6) Norway, Finland Cooperate on ITS
Link to Telecompaper article

7) Malaysia Builds Smart Traffic System in its Silicon Valley Equivalent
Link to Computer Weekly article

8) European ITS Toolkit Provides Valuable Lessons in Terms of ITS Data Availability and Comparability
Link to ERTICO article


9) CIA Posts its Own 'X-Files' of UFO Reports Online
Link to CNET article
Link to CIA blog post

10) Google's Project SkyBender Testing 5G Internet Delivered via Drone
Link to Guardian article

11) Thinking Highways (Europe/Rest of the World Edition) – January 2016
Link to magazine


12) AASHTO, USDOT Launch Educational Efforts to Help State DOTs Implement FAST Act
Link to AASHTO Journal article

13) The Big Three: Facebook, Twitter and Video Are State DOTs Preferred Social Places
Link to Talking Transportation blog


14) Delays Surged Last Year as Metrolink Broke in Positive Train Control System
Link to Los Angeles Times article


15) FHWA's Decision to Scrub Clearview Font from Highway Signs Really Frustrated its Designers
Link to Quartz article


16) Google Street View Aids Understanding of Pedestrian Safety, New Study Finds
Link to Forbes article
Link to news release

17) Hubballi-Dharwad Traffic Police Taking Photos of Helmetless Riders and Imposing Fines
Link to Times of India article


18) NASA Now Giving Behind-the-Scenes Tours to a Few Social Media Superfans
Link to Government Executive article


19) Wisconsin Bill Restricts Access to Vehicle 'Black Boxes' That Can Track How You Drive
Link to Wisconsin State Journal article


20) Charlotte Area Transit System to Explore Mobile Tool for Bus Riders Through Knight Foundation Grant
Link to Charlotte Observer article

21) VIA Metropolitan Transit Expanding Transit Safety Campaigns
Link to San Antonio Express-News article

22) Cincinnati Could Bring Back Transit Stop Ads
Link to Cincinnati Business Courier article


23) Super Bowl: South Bay Cops Unveil Text-Alert System for Traffic, Emergency Updates
Link to San Jose Mercury News article

24) Taipei to Monitor eTags to Analyze Traffic Patterns, Reduce Congestion
Link to China Post article

25) WLS-TV Chicago Updates Traffic Maps, Graphics
Link to NewscastStudio article


26) UK Driverless Car Projects Get Government Green Light
Link to BBC News story
Link to news release

27) ERTICO Calls for a Large-Scale Pilot on Automated and Connected Vehicles at Launch of GEAR 2030
Link to ERTICO article

28) Google Preparing to Expand Self-Driving Car Program to Four More Cities
Link to Fortune article

29) Jaguar Land Rover to Test Autonomous Vehicles on UK Roads
Link to Autocar article

News Releases

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

Bernie's Notes
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 -  Call for Applications – Tachograph Forum – European Commission
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