Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 15, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie's Notes

I'll be leaving Saturday for an eleven-day trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. The TCN will continue to be published but it probably won't be sent at the usual 6 pm New York time since I hope to be fast asleep then given the five-hour time difference. The newsletter won't always include the usual features such as the "Upcoming Events" and "Friday Bonus" since I'll be spending less time than usual in front of a computer screen.


1) Meet the Researcher Who Wants to Make Airports More Efficient, Using Maths
Link to Forbes article

2) US National Weather Service Experiments with Color-Coded Aviation Forecasts
Link to Flying article

3) Keeping One Step Ahead of the Game with Airport Weather Forecasting
Link to Airport Technology article

4) Airport Libraries Take Off
Link to Airport Technology article


5) Toronto City Council Asks Ontario to Ban Texting While Walking on Streets
Link to National Post article

6) 3D Optical Illusion Zebra Crossing Comes to Aid of Delhi Pedestrians
Link to India Live Today article


7) Golden Gate Transit Plans to Replace Obsolete Surveillance Cameras
Link to KQED News story


8) Ford Invests in Mapping as Tesla, Alphabet Maps Power Autonomy
Link to Investor's Business Daily article


9) Israeli Toll Road Operator, Fast Lane, Sues Waze Over Rerouting
Link to Hamodia article


10) Carnival Corporation Opens Safety Training Center in Netherlands
Link to Cruise & Ferry article
Link to Carnival Corporation news release


11) Inside London's Digital-First Transportation Agency
Link to Digiday article


12) University of Minnesota's CTS Launches Redesigned Traffic Control Game
Link to Catalyst article


13) Positive Train Control Might Have Prevented Fatal Texas Crash in June
Link to NPR story


14) Campaign Aims to Stop Harassment on Winnipeg Transit
Link to CTV News story

15) Metra: Service Alerts Glitch is Fixed
Link to Chicago Transportation Journal article

16) Transit Agencies Use Pokemon Go to Encourage Ridership
Link to Progressive Railroading article


17) Drone to Monitor Kanpur, India Traffic
Link to Times of India article

18) Pennsylvania DOT Launches Website for Travel During DNC
Link to Philadelphia Magazine article
Link to news release

19) 'Smart Signs,' with Live Accident Information, to Roll Out Over US 36, I-25 in Colorado
Link to Denver Post article


20) Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016: Table Set for Tesla Tussle
Link to Strategy Analytics blog

News Releases

Friday Bonus
A few weeks ago I shared one of my favorite bridges with you. It's a pedestrian-only drawbridge in Maine. Another drawbridge I came upon during my travels is in Bermuda. The Somerset Bridge is said to be the world's smallest drawbridge. There are planks in the middle of the bridge that a passerby has to lift to allow the mast of a sailboat to travel under the bridge.

 -  Entries Sought – Student Transportation Video Contest – American Road & Transportation Builders Association
 -  Nominees Sought – Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards – ARTBA

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Managing Driver Speed in Fleets – July 26

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