Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

North Carolina selects HERE to manage traffic congestion
The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently selected HERE, the location cloud company, as the provider of probe-based, Real-Time Traffic services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic congestion, making North Carolina the eighth state along the eastern seaboard to utilize HERE Real-Time Traffic. With real-time traffic data from HERE, NCDOT will be able to communicate up-to-the-minute information about current traffic conditions and travel times on dynamic signs on the roadways. HERE Real-Time Traffic services combine location technology and big data analytics to create a powerful new traffic management tool for transportation departments around the country. HERE is also working with transportation agencies to deploy connected vehicle technologies and close the loop between vehicles and infrastructure. 

To read more about this project, click here.


1) Southwest Airlines CEO: US Air Traffic Control System 'Needs Revamping'
Link to CBS This Morning story


2) Results Mixed for Red-Light Cameras in Four States
Link to Land Line article


3) Crowdsourced Images Create DIY Street View
Link to GCN article
Link to Mapillary


4) GPS Proposal to Track Auckland Traffic Draw Big Brother Comparisons
Link to New Zealand Herald article

5) Mobile App Launched to Help Visitors Navigate Downtown Jacksonville, Florida
Link to Florida Times-Union article


6) Austin, Texas Mayor's Bond Proposal Relies on 'Smart Corridors.' So, What Makes a Street Smart?
Link to KUT Radio story

7) Columbus Could Set Tone for the Transportation System of the 'Smart City'
Link to Mobility Lab blog


8) Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite
Link to Sputnik article
Link to news release


9) North Carolina DOT Encourages Citizens to Offer Input Online for Transportation Projects
Link to Fayetteville Observer article

10) Snapchat Still Not Gaining Traction with State DOTs
Link to Talking Transportation blog


11) California's SMART Train System Lives Up to Its Name
Link to Marin Independent Journal article


12) Miami-Dade County Tests New Technology for Traffic Signals Synchronization
Link to Miami Today article

13) Targeted Roadside Advertising Project Uses Deep Learning to Analyze Traffic Volumes
Link to ITS International article
Link to news release


14) More California Drivers Driving While Texting, Talking on Cellphones
Link to Sacramento Bee article


15) App Developed by Cal Poly Students Helps Truck Fleet Managers Be More Efficient
Link to Tribune article


16) Traffic Management Lessons to Be Learnt Following Elton John Concert
Link to Herald Express article


17) New Jersey Transit Keeps Recordings of Your Conversations for a Month, It Says
Link to NJ Advance Media article

18) New York MTA Says Digital Display Screens on the Way for Buses
Link to amNew York article


19) Iowa DOT Traffic Center's Mission to Keep Gridlock at Bay
Link to WHO-TV story


20) Car Quality Improves Even as New Technology is Introduced
Link to AP article

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