Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser – Halfway Point           

Today is June 15 and that means there are 15 more days to go in the TCN fundraiser. To those of you who have sent in contributions, thank you! If you haven't, what are you waiting for? ;-) 

When I tune in to my local public radio station during their "begathons" they often offer a CD, umbrella or coffee cup for donations. Not wanting to be one-upped by my radio colleagues, if you give now you can get a hand-written thank you note on my custom-made transportation stationary! I can hear the checkbooks flying open already. For the first contribution of $1,000 (or more) I'll even send you a ticket for "Hamilton." Impress your friends by telling them you got the toughest-to-get ticket on Broadway. Disclaimer: It's a used ticket. To make a contribution, by mail or PayPal, please scroll down. Thanks!


1) Minnesota Study to Test Traffic Sensors for Bicycles
Link to Post-Bulletin article


2) Onboard Camera Applications for Buses
Link to Transportation Research Board report


3) San Francisco Officials to Install GPS on City Vehicles to Prevent Traffic Fatalities
Link to KGO-TV story


4) University of Cyprus and Cyprus Police Sign MoU on Technology
Link to Famagusta Gazette article
Link to announcement (in Greek)


5) New York Governor's $27 Billion Transportation Plan Needs Some Sunlight
Link to Streetsblog NYC commentary


6) Deutsche Bahn Says Driverless Trains Could Be Only Five Years Away
Link to DPA article
Link to original article in Frankfurter Allgemeine (in German)


7) Seattle Invests in Massive Tech Upgrades to Improve Downtown Traffic
Link to KOMO-TV story


8) Studies Show Michigan Road Sign Changes Are Helping to Reduce Number of Crashes
Link to WMNN-TV story
Link to news release

9) Louisiana Increases Texting-While-Driving Fines, Up to $500 for First Timers
Link to Times-Picayune article


10) Uber Experimenting with Phone Dispatch System
Link to The Verge article


11) Tracking DC Metro SafeTrack: What Data to Count During the Single-Tracking
Link to Mobility Lab blog

12) Transport for London's Classic Font Gets Touched Up for the 21st Century
Link to City Lab article

13) The Paris Metro Has a Surprisingly Great Instagram
Link to The Verge article

14) Transit Industry Could Look to Unlikely Source for Marketing Inspiration: Automakers
Link to Mobility Lab blog


15) Surrey, British Columbia Traffic Center a Shining Light
Link to Vancouver Sun article


16) Auto Displays Grow into Bigger Roles
Link to Detroit News article

17) Inside China's Plan to Beat America to the Self-Driving Car
Link to Wired article

News Releases

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Bernie Wagenblast
1 Aberdeen Court
Cranford, NJ 07016

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