Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation: A State Perspective Workshop
May 18, 2016 University of Maryland, College Park

The focus of this workshop is to identify key principles the states will need to wrestle with in order to craft effective policy to enable the safe operation of advanced automated vehicles (sometimes called autonomous, self-driving, or driverless vehicles) for common operation across all states. This is critical to insure safe operations, efficient travel, and environmental benefits at the introduction of automated vehicles as well as to speed the deployment of future advances.


1) Mysterious Blob on Radar Off New Jersey Coast Was Military Training
Link to NJ Advance Media article


2) GPS Registers Most Accurate Signal Yet
Link to US Air Force article
Link to news release


3) Report, Presentations and Recording from ITS Observatory Webinar
Link to further information


4) New Zealand 'Behind Other APAC Nations' in Embracing New Tech for Getting Around
Link to Voxy article


5) Should Parking Be Part of ITS?
Link to Parking Today article


6) Utah Transit Authority Closes Committee Meetings to the Public
Link to KUTV-TV story
Link to news release

7) Activists Reframing Public Debate By Refusing to Call Road Deaths 'Accidents'
Link to Christian Science Monitor column


8) Interview with Cees De Wijs of Dynniq
Link to Thinking Highways audio interview


9) After Amtrak Philadelphia Crash Chaos, New Limits Coming on Police 'Scoop and Run'
Link to Philadelphia Inquirer article

10) Irish Interagency Incident Coordination Group Using Signs to Guide Drivers to Alternate Routes
Link to Irish Times article

11) Can Waze Speed Up Emergency Response Times? Perhaps, as Data-Sharing Becomes a Two-Way Street
Link to Washington Post article
Link to additional information on Genesis Pulse


12) Halifax Transit Installs New, More Accurate Bus Time System
Link to CBC News story
Link to news release


13) Texas DOT Seeks Public Input on How Best to Provide Travel Information in Austin Area
Link to Downtown Austin-UT Patch article
Link to news release

14) Better Communication Needed for New Zealand Roadwork Project
Link to commentary in Manawatu Standard


15) Iowa Ahead of the Nation in Futuristic, Driverless Vehicle Technology
Link to WHO-TV story

16) Ford Patents Drone That Acts as Autonomous Car Lookout
Link to Detroit News article

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Communication and Stakeholders Relationships Officer – Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking – Brussels

 -  Call for Candidates - Young Researchers Awards – International Union of Railways
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Upcoming Events
Cheaper, Safer, Faster: How Disruptive Technologies Are Changing How We Build and Operate Transportation Infrastructure – May 16 – Washington, DC
Link to further information from Eno Center for Transportation

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