Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 15, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057 – Watchung, New Jersey

Reno A&E Introduces New MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G Monitors

Reno A&E (RAE) introduces two intersection Malfunction Management Units, (MMU), that are setting new standards in reliability and functionality. The RAE MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G monitors are fully compliant with the recently updated NEMA TS2:2003 (R2008) Standard for Traffic Controller Assemblies, (Amendment #4-2012). MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G include a built-in configuration wizard to quickly and accurately configure the monitor for standard 8-phase, dual-ring operation. To receive more information on the new MMU2-1600GE and MMU2-1600G models, please call us today at +1.775.826.2020 and visit www.renoae.com.


AVIATION

1) iPad Apps a Factor in Steep Decline in Fatal Private Plane Crashes
Link to Bloomberg article

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Bikeshare Trips Become Mesmerizing Droplets of Light in These Animated Maps
Link to Vox article

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Harris County Toll Road Authority Tickets Up Significantly Thanks to New Technology
Link to KPRC-TV story

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

4) Local Authorities in England Encouraged to Support 'Smart' Transport Systems with Government Funding
Link to Out-Law article
Link to news release

5) Young Professionals at ITS Glasgow 2016 – Reports Available
Link to ERTICO article

6) Apps Don't Make a City Smart
Link to commentary in Boston Globe

7) ITS New Jersey Newsletter – August 2016
Link to newsletter

OTHER

8) Los Angeles DOT's First Artist-in-Residence Captures Agency's Evolution
Link to NextCity article

9) New York State Thruway 'Toll Booth Lady' Leaves an Impression on Drivers
Link to WIVB-TV story

RAILROADS

10) Amtrak Pulls Their App from the Windows Store Due to Low Usage 
Link to MSPoweruser article

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) Improving Safe Routes to School Through Champions for Open Data
Link to Mobility Lab article

12) It's Pretty Easy to Hack Traffic Lights
Link to Boing Boing article

TRANSIT

13) MBTA Looks to Improve Commutes by Endorsing a Transit App
Link to WBUR Radio story

14) Portland, Oregon's Open Data Leadership Pays Off with Better Transit Information
Link to Mobility Lab article

15) Clark County, Nevada Ready to Roll Out App for Public Transit
Link to Las Vegas Review-Journal column

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Operators Ready to Start Monitoring Mopac Express Lanes in Texas
Link to KTBC-TV story

17) New Miami-Dade Opens Traffic Management Center
Link to WLRN Radio story

VEHICLES

18) Australia Takes Step Toward V2V Communication Network
Link to WardsAuto article

19) Audi's Latest Cars Will be Able to Tell You When Traffic Lights Will Turn Green
Link to TechCrunch article
Link to news release

20) Tesla Removes 'Autopilot' from China Website After Beijing Crash
Link to Reuters article


News Releases


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