Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 18, 2016 – Cranford, New Jersey

Bernie's Notes

Today's TCN features the first in what I hope will be a series of Transportation Radio interviews with leaders of departments of transportation. My first guest is Mississippi DOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. We talk about MDOT in general, but also focus on ITS, communications and autonomous vehicles. You'll find it under story #8.


1) NATS to Get €26 Million in EU Funding to Accelerate Modernization of UK Airspace
Link to Airport World article
Link to news release


2) Florida's Treasure Coast Has More Traffic Cameras, But Who's Watching You?
Link to TCPalm article


3) Google's Request for Map of South Korea Denied
Link to ZDNet article


4) Baidu Launches Big Data Open Platform for Intelligent Transportation
Link to China Daily article

5) Kirkland, Washington Using Technology to Keep Traffic Moving
Link to KIRO-TV story


6) African Ports Embrace Big Data
Link to Port Strategy article

7) Port of Houston Authority Rebrands as Port Houston
Link to American Journal of Transportation article
Link to news release


8) Interview with Mississippi DOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath
Link to Transportation Radio interview

9) Washington State DOT Eyes Specialty License Plate for Aviation Geeks
Link to Puget Sound Business Journal article
Link to news release


10) To Remember Those Killed in Seattle Traffic, 240 Silhouettes
Link to Seattle Times article


11) Response to Minnesota Derailment Touted as Exemplary
Link to Mankato Free Press article


12) Trucks Can Now Bypass Weigh Stations on Three Busy Highways Under New Program
Link to NJ Advance Media article
Link to news release

13) How Sensors, Smartphones Can Bring the Road Solutions We Need
Link to Government Technology article


14) Voice Recognition Will Change Way Consumers Interact with Their Cars
Link to Telematics Update article


15) Incident Responders to Pennsylvania Drivers: 'Steer Clear of Accident Scenes'
Link to Explore Venango article


16) Optimizing Transit Data with Digital Signage
Link to blog in Mass Transit


17) Fiat Chrysler Teams with Amazon to Sell Cars Online
Link to Reuters article

18) Operation, Testing Data Could Drive Autonomous Vehicle Safety, Regulations
Link to GCN article

19) Volvo Introduces Remote Fueling, Repair and Wash Concierge Services
Link to CNET article
Link to news release

News Releases

Friday Bonus
This has been around for a few years, but I just discovered it. It's a new form of transportation, the GlideCycle.

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