Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 7, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey


1) FAA Outlines Performance Based Navigation-Centric Vision
Link to Air Traffic Management article


2) Alabama Man Designs Brake Light for Bicycles
Link to WAAY-TV story

3) Volvo Adding Proximity Sensors to Buses for Pedestrian Detection
Link to RCR Wireless News article


4) 'Grace Period' Planned for Drivers as Part of Switch to All-Electronic Tolling on Massachusetts Pike
Link to Republican article


5) ITS World Congress Coming to Melbourne Next Week
Link to Conference & Meetings World article


6) Texas DOT Offers 'Traffic Jam Initiative' on Facebook, Twitter to Give Motorists Savings During Construction Project
Link to KVIA-TV story

7) Can Big Data Offer Hope for Africa's Exasperate Commuters?
Link to Guardian article

8) Some Washington State Homeowners Receive Notices on WSDOT Letterhead Saying Hillary Clinton Campaign Signs Are Illegal Due to Arrow
Link to KING-TV story

9) Putting USDOT Open Data to Work in the White House Opportunity Project
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog


10) Hawaii DOT Proposes Sending Mock Bills to Compare Gas Tax and Mileage Tax
Link to Honolulu Star-Advertiser article

11) Road Safety Advertisements – You Laugh, You Cry
Link to World Highways article


12) Chicago Rail Link Testing Grade-Crossing Safety Pilot Project
Link to Railway Track & Structures article

13) No Positive Train Control for Staten Island Railway: Here's Why
Link to Staten Island Advance article

14) Glamorizing Train Track Trespassing to Teens and Young Adults
Link to Operation Lifesaver Train of Thought blog


15) Facial Recognition: A Quantum Leap for Biometric Airport Security?
Link to Airport Technology article


16) MyFord Touch Frustrated Top Company Execs, Court Documents Show
Link to Automotive News article


17) The Responder – October 2016
Link to newsletter from the Traffic Incident Management Network


18) New York City Bus Service Report Cards Offered on New Website
Link to amNew York article
Link to news release


19) Der Spiegel: German Government Report Critical of Tesla Autopilot
Link to Reuters article

20) Why AI Makes It Hard to Prove Self-Driving Cars Are Safe
Link to IEEE Spectrum article

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Executive Director – University of Denver Transportation Institute – Denver, Colorado

Friday Bonus
A new definition of light rail.

Upcoming Events
NOCoE Webinar: Connected/Automated/Autonomous Vehicles and MPOs - What Do You Need to Start to Consider – October 19

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