Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 7, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reduce Your Liability Risk and Maintenance Costs with RAE’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program

Reno A&E (RAE) is pleased to announce the launch of its Signal Monitor Recertification Program. The program provides a new factory two-year warranty, hardware and firmware updates, minor repairs, test report, new warranty label, and a certificate of recertification for any RAE signal monitor less than 12 years old. Traffic signal cabinets have to continuously operate in harsh environments and should be thoroughly tested periodically to ensure safety. The RAE Signal Monitor Recertification Program will help agencies quickly, easily, and cost-effectively perform this necessary testing task. For more information on how we can tailor a program for your agency, please contact RAE’s sales department at 
+1.775.826.2020 and also visit


1) Two Years After MH370, Airlines Slow to Adopt Better Tracking
Link to AP article

2) Advances in Airport Technology Mean Sleepless Nights for Some
Link to Washington Post article

3) Linking Mobile Apps and Beacons Will Change Travel for the Better
Link to Tnooz commentary


4) Toyota Building Wearable Indoor Navigation Device for Blind
Link to Fortune article
Link to news release


5) Daimler CEO Says Digital Mapping Consortium in Expansion Talks
Link to Reuters article

6) City Maps That Orient You Better Than Google Can
Link to Slate article


7) ITS-Observatory User Requirements Questionnaire Reveals Priorities of Public Authorities and Private Sector
Link to ERTICO Network article

8) Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected and Automated Vehicles, 2016
Link to Transportation Research Record


9) EU Maritime Agency Gets Ready to Use Drones to Monitor Refugee Boats
Link to Eur-Activ article


10) Hackathon Seeks to Crack 'Last Mile' Access to Opportunity
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog


11) Nevada Declares Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths, Launches Awareness Campaign
Link to Las Vegas Sun article
Link to news release

12) 'Toward Zero Death' Stickers Being Placed on Minnesota-Owned Vehicles
Link to Star Tribune article


13) Grade Crossing Safety a Top Priority for FRA Administrator
Link to Progressive Railroading article


14) Nova Scotians Not Keen on Tech That Could Save Them Money on Car Insurance
Link to CBC News story


15) DC Metro's New Report Card for Customers
Link to Washington Post article

16) A Recap of the Staten Island Bus Hackathon
Link to NYU Rudin Center for Transportation article

17) Mass Transit Agency Executives Need to Look at Social Media for Daily Decision Making
Link to Mass Transit commentary


18) Czech Traffic Management Revolution – A Golden Opportunity for the Exploitation of Big Data Technology
Link to Big Data Europe article


19) Driverless Lorries to Be Trialed in UK
Link to BBC News story

20) In Preparation for Driverless Cars, States Start Upgrading Roads
Link to Governing article

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Everett Turnpike Corridor Advanced Transportation Management System – New Hampshire DOT

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