Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Expert Panel: Next-Gen Origin Destination Technologies – Faster and More Affordable
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New origin-destination technologies available today are positioned to revolutionize how city planners, DOTs and the like can better plan multi-modal improvements for the future, keeping up with the ever-increasing mobility demands upon a region. Hear from a panel of experts about how knowledge about commuting patterns provides the necessary data to planning agencies to understand the current demand and its shape, using the new data sources for model calibration and validation. Similarly, knowing where people start and end their journeys to a major sporting event can help local authorities plan and manage virtually every aspect of the relevant transport decisions with much greater precision.


1) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport's Freedom of Express Booths Offer Everyone a Soapbox
Link to Star Tribune article

2) In-Flight Wi-Fi Market Heats Up as Satellite Services Come Online
Link to Reuters article


3) Santa Clara, California's Multimodal Trip Planner Showcases the Power of the Cloud
Link to Government Technology article


4) Toll for New Tappan Zee Bridge is a State Secret
Link to Journal News blog


5) Prosecutor: Dispatcher Played Video Games Before Deadly German Train Crash
Link to USA Today article
Link to original article in Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German)

6) Transport Canada List of 500 'Highest Risk' Railway Crossings Not Widely Shared
Link to CBC News story


7) Group Covers Alabama to Help Curb Train Accidents
Link to Montgomery Advertiser article

8) Drivers Tuning Out, Turning Off 'Annoying' Lane-Departure Warning Systems
Link to Forbes article

9) University of Illinois Partners with Homeland Security to Create Infrastructure Protection Center
Link to Daily Illini article


10) Movement Afoot to Transfer Space Traffic Monitoring from US Air Force to FAA
Link to National Defense article


11) Uber Details Law Enforcement Data Requests in New Report
Link to The Hill article

12) Uber-Inspired Apps Capitalize on Ridesharing Industry
Link to San Jose Mercury News article


13) You Won't Be Able to Use Your Phone to Pay for an NYC Subway Ride Until 2021
Link to The Verge article

14) NJ Transit Defends Recording Conversations on Light Rail Lines
Link to WCBS-AM Radio story

15) Indianapolis's Mass Transit Poised for Future Technologies
Link to Inside Indiana Business commentary

16) The Rapid's New Ad Series Tells Riders' Stories, Benefits to Community
Link to Rapidian blog


17) Feds: Self-Driving Cars Must Be Terrorist Proof
Link to Detroit Free Press article

18) Interview with Volvo Cars Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service, Bjoern Annwall
Link to automotiveIT International interview

News Releases

Job Postings
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 -  Request for Proposals – National Incident and Event Management System – New Zealand Transport Agency

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