Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


Metropia is launching its patented congestion-reducing system to help drivers in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region save time, avoid traffic, and earn rewards. A team of 500 “Pioneers” will have the first opportunity to test drive the app in the area. To join the Pioneer program, download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play."

Operating in partnership with local transportation agencies and stakeholders, the Metropia app’s unique traffic-prediction tools empower drivers to select the ideal time to travel and the best routes to take, improving their commute while reducing the region’s gridlock. As Metropia’s drivers avoid traffic, they accrue reward points that can be redeemed for items like gift cards to merchants like Macy’s, Amazon, and Starbucks. Commuters earn additional rewards for carpooling with Metropia's DUO feature. As drivers reduce their C02 emissions by using the app, Metropia plants trees through its unique partnership with American Forests.
Metropia is currently supporting the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) in the DriveSmart project and the New York State Department of Transportation in the development of the Concept of Operations plan for the Long-Island Expressway. For more information, visit metropia.com/ny.
AVIATION
1) Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to Introduce Mobile Pay for Restaurants and Shops
Link to Star-Telegram article
2) Making Travel More Interactive and Exciting at Milan's Airports
Link to Moodie Davitt Report column
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION
3) USDOT to Host Webinars on the Insights, Challenges and Lessons Learned from the First Phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program
Link to USDOT update
MARITIME
4) Battle for World Domination of Maritime Satcoms
Link to Marine Electronics & Communications article
OTHER
5) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – July 2016
Link to newsletter
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
6) Fredericksburg, Virginia Police Team with NAACP for Traffic Stop PSA
Link to WTOP Radio story
7) Greenville, North Carolina Unveils New Superhero to Help with Pedestrian Safety
Link to WNCT-TV story
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Orange County Transportation Authority Kept Secret Cyber Attack that Cost $600,000
Link to Voice of OC article
9) Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove Car Hacking Can Get Much Worse
Link to Wired article
10) Hackers Hijack a Big Rig Truck's Accelerator and Brakes
Link to Wired article
TELEMATICS
11) Samsung Said in Talks to Buy Assets of Fiat Auto-Parts Unit
Link to Bloomberg article
TRANSIT
12) New Interactive Subway Game Lets You Build the Transit System of Your Dreams
Link to 6sqft article
13) How TransLoc is Trying to Change How We Use Public Transport
Link to Business Green article
News Releases
Solicitation
-  Applicants Sought – Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellowship – NYU Rudin Center for Transportation
Upcoming Events
ATC Global – September 12-14 – Beijing
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