Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 9, 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) Airline Industry Group Launches Website for Passengers to Share Security Waits
Link to AP article

2) Finavia Boss Suggests Regional Aviation Centers in Finland
Link to Yle article

3) Connected Customers + Digital Airports = Remarkable Experiences
Link to Burns Blog

4) 'Hello Goodbye' TV Series Explores the Stories Behind Airport Comings and Goings
Link to Star-Telegram article


5) Ready to Jump on a Divvy Bike Now? There's an App for That
Link to Chicago Sun-Times article

6) Your Workout Data Might Be Helping Cities Build Safer Streets
Link to NPR All Tech Considered story

7) Helsinki Bike Program Hits Speed Bumps Over Unclear Terms of Use
Link to Yle article


8) University of Texas Researchers Working on New GPS That Can Pinpoint You Within Inches
Link to KXAN-TV story


9) $80 Million Buys a Smarter Freeway for California Drivers
Link to San Francisco Chronicle article


10) Company Donates Free Billboards to Los Angeles City Councilman as LA Weighs New Sign Regulations
Link to Los Angeles Times article

11) When2Leave Sends You an Alert When Traffic Dies Down
Link to Lifehacker article

12) Touchscreen Multimedia Shaping the Way We Travel
Link to Mass Transit article


13) Oregon Governor Wants Transportation Commission Meetings Closed
Link to Blue Mountain Eagle article


14) Why Europe's Biggest Railway is Working on Self-Driving Cars
Link to Fortune article


15) Spot the Difference as Iconic British Road Sign is Updated
Link to Daily Telegraph article


16) Why Driver Distraction is a Persistent Problem that Defies Easy Solutions
Link to KUT Radio story

17) TSA Should Publish Real-Time Wait Times for Airport Security Lines
Link to commentary in Star-Ledger


18) Here's What Virginia DOT is Trying to Tell Drivers on I-66
Link to Washington Post column


19) Israeli Vision Technology Will Bring Gesture-Control to Cars, Robots
Link to ZDNet article

20) New GM Tool Warns of Potential Part Failures
Link to Automotive News article

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