Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

INRIX Webinar Tomorrow - Last Chance to Register!
Smart Parking Solutions Offering Significant Benefits to Cities  

Wednesday, May 4th 
10:30am PDT, 1:30pm EDT
In this webinar, learn how INRIX can help guide municipalities along a path to becoming a Smart City for Parking. Here are some of the questions that the expert presenters will address:
• What are some of the common challenges for cities with regards to parking?
• What are the core capabilities that determine how effective a city is in managing its parking assets?
• How can INRIX help cities with parking? 


1) Plane Tracking System at Sydney Airport Failing Regularly
Link to story on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's PM

2) South Africa Signs 'Game-Changing' Aviation Surveillance Agreement
Link to Traveller24 article


3) See How GPS Tracking Device Helps Stop Bike Thieves in Their Tracks
Link to Inside Edition story


4) How UPS's Route Optimization System Saves Fuel and Cuts Emissions
Link to GreenBiz article

5) Uber for Trucks: A Mobile Freight Revolution?
Link to Fleet Owner article


6) Death by GPS: Why Do We Follow Digital Maps into Dodgy Places?
Link to Ars Technica article


7) US House Bill Would Require DHS to Report Cyberattack Threats to Congress
Link to The Hill article


8) Moovit's Transit App Combines Uber with Public Transport to Find the Best Route in 131 Cities
Link to VentureBeat article


9) New Rhode Island DOT Signs at Project Sites Will Track Progress for Taxpayers
Link to WPRI-TV story
Link to news release


10) Tracking, Alert Buttons, CCTV to Be Required on Indian Public Transport Vehicles
Link to Times of India article


11) BMW Introduces SOS Call System for Motorcyclists
Link to The Verge article
Link to news release

12) Life as the OnStar Voice: Arranging Tow Trucks and Delivering Babies
Link to article in The Atlantic
Link to interview on Bobby Likis Car Clinic


13) Traffic Police Nepal App Launched
Link to Republica article
Link to news release (in Nepali)


14) South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Launches Tri-Rail Train-Tracking App
Link to Railway Age article


15) Massachusetts DOT Launches First of Statewide Network of Signs with Real-Time Traffic Information
Link to Boston Globe article


16) This is What the Streets of London Look Like to a Driverless Car
Link to ZDNet article

17) Google Inks Driverless Car Pact with Fiat Chrysler
Link to Investor's Business Daily article

News Releases

 -  Entries Sought – 2017 Traffic Control Device Challenge – ATSSA, TRB

Upcoming Events
ALK Transportation Technology Summit – May 23-24 – Philadelphia

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