Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 19, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey


1) Sherlock Detects Air Traffic in Near-Real Time
Link to GCN article

2) USDOT's Fix for Airlines' Tech Problems Is to Do Nothing
Link to Quartz article


3) Indiana Road Funding Panel Likely to Craft Plan Behind Closed Doors
Link to Journal Gazette article

4) Common Good Borrows 'Daily Show' Style to Build Interest in Infrastructure
Link to Washington Post article


5) 'Choo Choo Bob Show' Introduces Kids to Trains
Link to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
Link to show


6) Ohio Turnpike May Soon See Self-Driving Testing
Link to AP article


7) False Reports of Gunfire at JFK Airport Offer a Real Case Study in Security
Link to New York Times article

8) Wyoming DOT Posting Fatality Count on Highway Signs
Link to Wyoming Tribune Eagle article


9) Transport for New South Wales Trials Beacons to Improve Public Transport Access
Link to ZDNet article
Link to news release

10) Winnipeg Transit Buses Still Not Accessible, Says Man Who is Blind
Link to CBC News story

11) New Song to Push Fledgling Rural Transit System in Texas
Link to Waco Tribune-Herald article


12) Freeway Management System Gives Cape Town Road Users Access to Real-Time Traffic Info
Link to Bizcommunity article

13) Transportation Systems Management and Operations Program Planning – Experiences from the SHRP 2 Implementation Assistance Program
Link to report


14) Uber to Put Self-Driving Cars on Pittsburgh Streets This Month
Link to Government Technology article

15) Safety Rules Are Still Being Formed as Self-Driving Technology Marches Ahead
Link to Los Angeles Times article

16) Volkswagen Eyes Transportation Deals to Boost Self-Driving Car Plans
Link to Reuters article

17) Uber Acquires Otto, Enters Trucking and May Find Better Business Model
Link to ZDNet article

News Releases

Friday Bonus
A pedestrian walking down the street. Pretty boring, unless it’s narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Solicitations from MAASTO TPIMS Partnership Task Force
 -  Request for Information #1 – Truck Parking Availability Detection Technology
 -  Request for Information #2 – Procurement and Private Industry Participation
 -  Request for Information #3 – Data Sharing

Upcoming Events
National Rural ITS Conference – October 2-5 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

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