Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, March 28, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


Reno A&E Introduces New MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G Monitors

Reno A&E (RAE) introduces two intersection Malfunction Management Units, (MMU), that are setting new standards in reliability and functionality. The RAE MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G monitors are fully compliant with the recently updated NEMA TS2:2003 (R2008) Standard for Traffic Controller Assemblies, (Amendment #4-2012). MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G include a built-in configuration wizard to quickly and accurately configure the monitor for standard 8-phase, dual-ring operation. To receive more information on the new MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G models, please call us today at +1.775.826.2020 and visit www.renoae.com.
AVIATION

1) More States Deploying Drones to Monitor Transportation Needs
Link to AP article
Link to news release
2) Pilots Say ATC at Nepal Airports Giving Wrong Aviation Weather Information
Link to Himalayan Times article

3) Articles from Airport Improvement
4) Short Films Take Flight at Portland, Oregon Airport
Link to Filmmaker Magazine article

5) New App Prepares Air Travelers for Worst Case Scenario
Link to Newsy story

6) First of its Kind Air Traffic Control Simulator Installed on USS Carl Vinson
Link to Lemoore Navy News article

GPS / NAVIGATION
7) Scan Targets Pennsylvania Speeders Using Hacked GPS Data from Their Phones
Link to Oregonian article
MARITIME
8) Photographers Faithfully Document Lake Superior Marine Traffic
Link to Duluth News Tribune article
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
9) Thanks to Bertha, Sound Transit Nixes Nicknames for Its Own Tunnel Machines
Link to Seattle Times article

10) How FOIA Brought Hypnosis Back to Amtrak (and List of Sites Still Blocked)
Link to Atlas Obscura article
11) Fellow Journalists, We Can Do Better
Link to Land Line blog

ROADWAYS
12) No Signs Yet from Massachusetts on Exit Number Conversion Launch
Link to AP article
SAFETY / SECURITY
13) Samsung’s Smart Motorcycle Windshield Concept Seems Cool But Potentially Dangerous
Link to Tech Insider blog
TRANSIT
14) Boston T to Suspend Fare Payment Announcement Amid Rider Irritation
Link to Boston.com article
15) Veteran Voice Actor Among New Voices of Toronto Transit
Link to Toronto Metro article

16) MBTA Launching New Dashboard to Help Public Monitor its Reliability
Link to Boston Herald article
Link to news release
17) ATRA Pulse Newsletter - March 2016
Link to newsletter

18) Estimating Uncertainty of Bus Arrival Times and Passenger Occupancies
Link to Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
19) Oklahoma DOT to Display Traffic Delay Times on Highway Message Boards
Link to KOTV-TV story
Link to news release

VEHICLES
20) Feds Give Green Light to GM-Cruise Automation Acquisition
Link to Detroit Free Press article

21) Nissan Executive Sees ‘Connected Car’ as Automakers’ Response to Uber
Link to Globe and Mail article
News Release
Job Postings
-  ITS Senior Consultant - Schneider Electric - Orlando, Florida
-  ITS Senior Engineer - Schneider Electric - Orlando, Florida
-  ITS Outside Plant Field Engineer - Schneider Electric - Orlando, Florida  

Solicitation
-  Request for Expression of Interest - ITS and Road Sector Development in Ukraine - State Road Agency of Ukraine
Upcoming Events
Vermont Walk/Bike Summit – April 1-2 – Rutland, Vermont
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