Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 11, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Reduce Your Agency’s Liability and Maintenance Costs through EDI’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program

Traffic signal cabinets continuously operate in harsh environments and should be thoroughly tested to help ensure proper operation when conditions demand it. The Eberle Design Inc. Signal Monitor Recertification Program provides a new two-year factory warranty, gratis hardware and firmware updates, minor repairs, a formal test report, new warranty label, and recertification card for any EDI signal monitor less than 12 years old. Under this program, all signal monitors undergo rigorous testing in accordance with the EDI Quality Assurance process and ISO 9001:2008 standards on a quick turn-around basis. To learn more about EDI’s Signal Monitor Recertification Program and how it can reduce your liability risk and maintenance costs, visit or contact EDI Sales Director Jon Muilenberg at


1) Canada's RCMP Given Instant Access to Surrey Traffic Cameras for Shooting Probes
Link to CTV News story


2) Plan for 'Smart' Junctions to End Gridlock on UK's M25
Link to Evening Standard article

3) Kansas City Cited as Rail and Road Hub That Could Help It Win Federal Smart-City Dollars
Link to Computerworld article

4) The Connector – April 2016
Link to ITS New Jersey newsletter

5) The Open Source Application Development Portal Adds More Intelligent Transportation System Applications for Download
Link to further information from USDOT


6) Bluetooth-Enabled Suitcases Provide Traffic Alerts, Flight Status and More
Link to Business Insider article

7) Articles from FHWA's Public Roads – March/April 2016

8) Interview with Karen Jehanian, Founder and CEO of KMJ Consulting
Link to Starter's Review on CBS Philly


9) New York Times Transit Reporter Gives Insight on Covering Her Beat
Link to New York Times article

10) Longtime Colorado DOT Spokeswoman Nancy Shanks Retiring
Link to Durango Herald article


11) SEPTA to Kick Off PTC Operations April 18
Link to Progressive Railroading article
Link to SEPTA update


12) How Michigan is Using Math to Fight Potholes
Link to CityLab article


13) Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Comes Up with Mobile App for Women's Safety
Link to The Hindu article


14) New Jersey Transit Recording Conversations of Light-Rail Riders
Link to NJ Advance Media article

15) MBTA Tech Czar: Data is Key to Better Service
Link to Boston Herald article

16) Security Flaw Lets Smartphone Users 'Hack' Vancouver Transit Gates
Link to CTV News story

17) Melbourne City Loop to Get CCTV, Intruder Detection System
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story

18) From 'Her' to 'Mr. Robot': Movies and TV Make Public Transit Hip
Link to Governing column


19) Jaguar Land Rover Launches New-Technology Startup, InMotion
Link to automotiveIT International article
Link to news release

20) Is Tesla the Netflix of Cars? Data Scientists Say Probably Not
Link to Inverse article

21) How Can Government Officials Clear the Road for Self-Driving Cars?
Link to Government Technology article

News Releases

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