Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 1, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey

Wednesday, September 7th - 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

Learn how INRIX partner, StreetLight Data, helps cities become Smart Cities by giving planners and development professionals the tools they need to strengthen existing models and observe impacts of policy decisions without requiring costly and time-intensive surveys. Billions of trips, with high spatial precision, allow StreetLight InSight® to answer important questions such as: 
  • What are the origins and destinations of travelers on this road segment? How does that differ from peak to off-peak times of the day?
  • How do average commute times differ between cities or regions and what does the data today indicate about the future
  • How can I understand the impacts of congestion and target programs to bust congestion (then monitor how they’re doing)?
  • How can we design and implement smart tolling and signaling programs, and make sure they're effective?


1) Gainesville Regional Airport Bans Distribution of Local Magazines
Link to WUFT News story

2) Airports Investing in Technology and Training to Support Passengers with Additional Needs
Link to Future Travel Experience article

3) American Airlines' New Ad Campaign Tells Fliers to Make the Best of It
Link to Marketplace story


4) Bicyclists Triggering DC Red Light Cameras But Won't Get Tickets
Link to WRC-TV story


5) New App Allows Drivers to Skip Tollbooths on Illinois Tollways
Link to Kenosha News article


6) Shipping Container Tracking on Verge of Big Increase
Link to GPS World article


7) Mobile App for Visually Impaired Could Improve GPS Accuracy
Link to TechTarget article


8) ITS Expert Asks 'Are We Too Inward Looking?'
Link to Smart Highways article

9) IEEE ITS Podcast: Transportation Electrification with Philip Krein
Link to podcast

10) CIMEC (Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities) Newsletter – September 2016
Link to newsletter


11) Singapore Launches New Maritime Safety Group
Link to The Diplomat article


12) New System Could Bring Heads Up Display to More Motorcycle Helmets
Link to New Atlas article


13) What's Next for Rail is Secure SCADA
Link to Progressive Railroading article


14) White House, USDOT Want Help Using Open Data to Prevent Traffic Crashes
Link to FedScoop article

15) Oregon DOT Releases New Campaign Called Safétymon Go
Link to KATU-TV story
Link to news release

16) Rental Cars Can Be Data Thieves, Warns FTC
Link to FCW article


17) Google is Driving a Blurry Line with Waze Carpool Pilot
Link to Time article


18) Carmakers Need Mandates to Help Accelerate Telematics in Brazil
Link to Telematics Update article


19) Los Angeles County Metro Freeway Service Patrol Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Link to City News Service article


20) Yakima Transit Using More Technology to 'Step Up' Ridership
Link to KIMA-TV story

21) What Key Marketing Lessons Transit Agencies Can Learn from Other Industries
Link to Mobility Lab article

22) Books on the Rail Sets Books Free on Melbourne's Trams, Trains and Buses
Link to 774 ABC Melbourne story

23) Mapping the Sounds of the London Underground
Link to CityLab article


24) Fully Autonomous Cars Are Unlikely, Says NTSB Chairman
Link to MIT Technology Review article

25) Baidu Gets the Green Light to Test Self-Driving Cars on Google's Turf
Link to The Verge article

26) Connected Vehicle Pilot Program Enters Phase Two
Link to further information from USDOT ITS Joint Program Office

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposal – ITS/Operations Design Services Contract – Virginia DOT

Upcoming Events
CO/WY ITE - ITS Rocky Mountain 2016 Joint Meeting – October 20-21 – Arvada, Colorado

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