Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Atlantic Flights Disrupted by Iceland Air Traffic Glitch
Link to AP article
Link to Isavia news release

2) Oil and Gas Industry Looks at Using Drones to Inspect Facilities
Link to Rigzone article


3) Ideas Proposed to Slow Pedestrian Accidents in Delaware
Link to News Journal article


4) Traffic Deaths Up in Cities that Turn Off Red-Light Cameras
Link to AP article

5) Florida Supreme Court May Settle Conflicting Rulings on Red-Light Cameras
Link to Tampa Bay Times article

6) Funding, Privacy Questions Drive Public Camera Debate in Waterloo, Iowa
Link to Courier article


7) Massachusetts Research Group Urges 'In-Car Commerce' Functions for E-ZPass Transponders
Link to WWLP-TV story

8) Massachusetts DOT Engineer Explains Why New Mass Pike Electronic Toll Gantries Are Clocking Your Speed
Link to MassLive article


9) Interview with Susan Harris, CEO of ITS Australia on ITS World Congress
Link to Thinking Highways interview


10) New Technology to Safeguard Pipeline Industry
Link to Bakken Oil Report article


11) Julia Nagano, Former Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Port of Los Angeles, Dies
Link to Daily Breeze article


12) Former South Carolina DOT ITS Field Operations Manager Among Those Indicted in Corruption Probe
Link to WLTX-TV story
Link to SCDOT statement

13) FHWA's EDC News – July 28, 2016
 -  Improving DOT and Railroad Coordination
 -  Kentucky First Responders Learn Traffic Incident Management Techniques


14) British Transport Police Releases Graphic Video Warning Children Against Railway Trespass
Link to Independent article
Link to news release

15) South Carolina Highway Patrol Using Emojis in Sober or Slammer Campaign
Link to Fort Mill Times article


16) The Future of Railroads, Subways and Smart Cities
Link to Machine Design article


17) A Future Without Street Signs
Link to article in The Atlantic


18) High-Speed Police Chases Go High-Tech
Link to Governing article


19) Illinois' Connect Transit Offering Free Rides, Info Sessions, Videos to Introduce New Routes
Link to Pantagraph article

20) New York MTA Testing New Digital Signs and Diagnostic Equipment on Subway Trains
Link to Daily News article

21) Oklahoma City's Downtown Streetcar Logo and Design Unveiled
Link to Oklahoman article

22) Danish Municipality to Start Using Self-Driving Buses
Link to Copenhagen Post article


23) Texas DOT Works with Law Enforcement Agencies to Help Traffic Control During GO 10 Project
Link to KVIA-TV story


24) Driverless Cars Need Australia's Latitude and Longitude Coordinates to be Corrected
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story

25) Feds Slow to Adopt Crash-Avoidance Technology in Their Vehicle Fleet
Link to The Hill article

26) Mercedes Rejects Claims About 'Misleading' Self-Driving Car Ads
Link to Reuters article

27) Mercedes-Benz Uses Augmented Reality to Keep First Responders Safe
Link to CNET article
Link to news release

News Releases

 -  Call for Speakers – ConnecteDriver & Smart Mobility 2017
 -  Notice of Funding Opportunity – FY 2017 Positive Train Control Grant Funds – USDOT

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