Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Idaho Governor Proclaims May Bike and Pedestrian Safety Month… On May 26th
Link to Preston Citizen article


2) Video Analytics Platform Helps Cities Monitor Pedestrians, Vehicles
Link to Government Technology article
Link to additional information Placemeter


3) Cobb County, Georgia Launches Interactive Story Maps About Transportation
Link to Atlanta Journal-Constitution article
Link to Cobb Commute

4) App Turns GPS-Enabled Smartphones Into High-Tech Map System
Link to Missoulian article
Link to further information on onXmaps


5) Queensland Conferences Look at ITS
Link to Australasian Bus & Coach article

6) Bangalore MTC Plans Open Data Policy to Boost Its Intelligent Transport System
Link to Economic Times article


7) Toyota Nearing Deal to Buy Robot Maker Boston Dynamics from Google
Link to Nikkei Asian Review article

8) FCC Refreshing Record on 5.9 GHz
Link to Broadcasting & Cable article
Link to FCC notice

9) Subaru, Chimani Team Up to Bring National Park Travel Guides to Smartphones
Link to CNET article
Link to news release

10) Innovative GIS Applications Help Public Infrastructure Agencies Do More with Less
Link to CIOReview article


11) Michigan Governor Announces 'Planet M' Mobility Campaign
Link to Detroit News article
Link to news release

12) Concern Raised Over Timing of Public Release of Bridge Proposals by Florida DOT
Link to Pensacola News Journal article

13) DC Metro Scrambles to Raise Awareness About Start of Repair Plan
Link to The Hill article

14) Wisconsin DOT Video Helps Travelers Navigate I-90/39 Project
Link to Gazette article

15) TSA's YouTube Series Wants to 'Increase Awareness,' But Nobody's Watching
Link to Inverse article


16) New Jersey Transit to Roxbury: Your 'Welcome' Signs Are Not Welcomed
Link to TAP Into Roxbury article


17) Protecting Pedestrians with Connected Vehicle Technology
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog


18) New South Wales Greens Cry Foul After Political Ads on Public Transport 'Censored'
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story

19) New York MTA Testing Wi-Fi Inside Its Subway Cars
Link to The Verge article

20) Metro-North Praised for Rider Updates on Drawbridge Problems
Link to Darien Daily Voice article


21) Canadian Researchers Eye Impact, Reactions to Bridge Shutdown
Link to Chronicle Herald article

22) Video Wall Upgrades at Highway England's East Regional Control Center
Link to Traffic Technology Today article

23) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – May 2016
Link to newsletter

24) Guide to Project Coordination for Minimizing Work Zone Mobility Impacts
Link to FHWA publication


25) Google Teaches Its Self-Driving Cars to Honk
Link to USA Today article

26) Humans Ride Shotgun in World's First Autonomous Car Track Day
Link to Thinking Highways article

27) BMW Revamps 'i' Electric Car Division to Focus on Self-Driving Tech
Link to Reuters article

28) Pennsylvania Looking to Lead Transportation Revolution
Link to PoliticsPA article

29) Driverless Car Testing May Spark a Tech Transformation for Concord, California
Link to Government Technology article

30) Software to Blame for an Increasing Portion of Vehicle Recalls?
Link to The Car Connection article

News Releases

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