Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US House Republicans Unveil Bill to Privatize Air Traffic Control
Link to Reuters article
Link to news release

2) Massachusetts DOT Eyes FAA's OK to Use Drones for Inspections
Link to Boston Herald article

3) Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Now Allows Noise Complaints Through App
Link to KNXV-TV story

4) Movie Theaters Could Be Coming to an Airport Near You
Link to CNN story

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Twin Cities Agencies Gear Up for $50 Million USDOT Transportation Challenge
Link to Finance & Commerce article

MARITIME

6) Russia Planning Five Special Maritime Operations Centers
Link to International Maritime and Port Security article

OTHER

7) How New Car Technology is Forcing Radar Detectors to Be More Accurate
Link to Road & Track column

RAILROADS

8) Big Freight Railroads Won't Meet PTC Deadline
Link to AP article

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Irish Election Candidates Warned Over Electronic Road Signs
Link to Irish Times article

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

10) Brand Redesign: Uber Has Changed its Logo
Link to Next Digit article
Link to news release

TRANSIT

11) Buses in Washington State to Test Alarms to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Link to Seattle Times article

12) Houston Metro Uses Wireless Callboxes to Ensure On-Time Performance
Link to Government Product News article

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Green Light to Winnipeg Traffic Control Center
Link to CTV News story

14) Technology Allowing Local Governments to Better Battle Gridlock
Link to American City & County article

VEHICLES

15) Google is Testing its Self-Driving Car in Kirkland, Washington
Link to Seattle Times article

16) MapMyIndia Wants Self-Driving Cars in India, Unveils Real View Tech
Link to India Today article

17) Your Smartphone Can Tell How Well You're Driving
Link to NerdWallet article


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Senior Tolls Specialist – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New York, New York
 -  ITS Systems Analyst/Engineer – ConSysTec – New York, New York


Upcoming Events
CODECS Workshop 'Perspectives in Functional Road Mapping' – February 17 – Prague

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