Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

 Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Cranford, New Jersey



ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION


1) Complete Streets in a Pandemic and Beyond with Jennifer Toole, Toole Design

ITE Talks Transportation podcast


AVIATION


2) Houston Airports Add Facial Recognition Tech To Arrival Process

Houston Chronicle


3) Etihad Trialing Facial Biometric Check-In For Cabin Crew

Airport World


CARTOGRAPHY


4) Apple Maps Transit Directions Go Live In Vienna, Austria

MacRumors


GPS / NAVIGATION


5) Alaska Geospatial Council Helps State Know ‘Where It’s At’

Anchorage Daily News


OTHER


6) O-City Brings Cashless Payments To Nairobi

ITS International


PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION / INVOLVEMENT


7) Review Underway For Genesee Transportation Council Engagement Plan

Monroe County Post


ROADWAYS


8) Traffic Signal Warning Signs To Be Updated In Nevada Counties

Carson Now


TRANSIT


9) VTA’s App: Staying Safe On Public Transit Amid Coronavirus

KPIX-TV video


10) Photographer Creates Deep Connections With Los Angeles Transit Workers

Downtown Los Angeles


TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT


11) Traffic Forecasting For Every City?

GCN


12) Transport Technology Forum: Data Helped Informed Decisions During Pandemic

Highways News


13) Mobi Empowers Cities With AI-Driven Smart Mobility Solutions

Geektime


VEHICLES


14) UK DfT Publishes Connected Vehicle Data Research And Issues Six-Point Potential Strategy

Highways News


15) Qualcomm Explains Vision For Autonomous Driving

Business Car



News Releases

1) SANDAG Unveils New Highway Traffic Monitoring Tool

2) Economist Publishes Research On Traffic Camera Effectiveness

3) Nav Canada Looks To Streamline Operations


 

Solicitation

 -  Applications Sought - Keeling Curve Prize



Upcoming Events

USDOT Workshop on GPS Jamming and Spoofing in the Maritime Environment - December 3


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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. Follow me on Twitter @TransportComm.  

© 2020 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016

Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020


Transportation Communications Newsletter


Monday, November 23, 2020 - Cranford, New Jersey



ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION


1) Voi Wants Electric Scooters To Be Smarter And Safer Around Pedestrians

AFP


2) Google’s Digital Wellbeing App To Start Sending Notifications To Keep Pedestrians Alert

Digital Information World


AVIATION


3) How Cloud Computing Can Help Airports Respond To COVID-19

Aviation Pros advertorial


CAMERAS


4) In-Cab Truck Cameras Are About Seeing The Context

Fleet Equipment


FREIGHT


5) End To End Intermodal Visibility, ‘Ship To Shore’

Railway Age


INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS


6) The Biden Administration Could Be Good For Smart Cities

Government Technology


OTHER


7) China’s Xi Jinping Pushing For A Global COVID-19 Tracking System Using QR Codes

CNN 


PARKING


8) Parking In The Technology Age

Parking Today


PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION / INVOLVEMENT


9) AA To Provide Online Road Safety Lessons For E-Scooter Riders

The Guardian


10) Public Education Campaign For Traffic Management Gets Underway In Antigua And Barbuda

Daily Observer


RAILROADS


11) Senators Introduce Legislation To Identify, Address Blocked Railroad Crossings

WIBW-TV


12) Norfolk Southern, Partners Tout Rail Pulse Carload Tracing Program

Trains


ROADWAYS


13) Farmington, Maine Family Fighting For Road Signs To Protect Son With Autism

WGME-TV


TAXIS / RIDESHARING


14) Robotaxi Companies Get The Green Light To Charge For Rides In California

TechCrunch


15) QR Codes On Taxi Driver Badges Being Introduced In Gedling, UK To Boost Passenger Safety

Gedling Eye


TELEMATICS


16) An Angel On The Shoulder Of Your Teenage Driver (Or At Least A Snitch)

New York Times


TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT


17) Kerala State Road Transport Corporation Forms Monitoring System To Curb Accidents

New Indian Express


18) Christchurch’s Traffic Network Management Service To Close

Stuff


TRANSIT


19) Turkey To Use Public Transport Tech In COVID-19 Fight

Anadolu Agency


20) Moscow Metro App Enables Passengers To ‘Personalize’ Their Troika Card

Intelligent Transport


VEHICLES


21) Renault Completes Driverless Car Project In France

Highways News


22) Study Shows That Connected Cars Reduce Road Accidents

Somag News


23) Ireland To Be A Hotbed For New Mobility R&D

Assembly


24) Can Collision-Aversion Make Motorcycles Safer?

ZDNet


25) Skoda’s Autonomous Driving Test Takes Shape: ‘Two Cars, One Driver’

Times of India


26) Using Radar To Help Self-Driving Cars Navigate In Bad Weather

Electronics360


27) Do You Really Understand Autonomous Cars?

CNET


28) Is The Car Owner’s Manual History? 2021 Ford F-150 Ditches Traditional Paper Copy

USA Today



CORRECTION: A link in Friday’s TCN was incorrect. The corrected link is published below. Also, please note the link for story #4 “Montana State University Economist Publishes Research On Traffic-Camera Effectiveness” was removed after the TCN was published.


Toledo Citizens Raise Concerns At Council Traffic-Camera Meeting

WTVG-TV



News Releases

1) Via’s SMS Story: How San Antonio Improved Prediction Accuracy By 15%

2) Vaisala Highlights AI In Road Maintenance



Solicitation

 -  Request for Information - Multi-State Traffic Data Marketplace - Eastern Transportation Coalition



Upcoming Events

Every Day County Virtual Summit - December 8-10


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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. Follow me on Twitter @TransportComm.  

© 2020 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016

Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

 Transportation Communications Newsletter

 Friday, November 20, 2020 - Cranford, New Jersey



ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION


1) AI Tools Boost Simple Technologies In A Shared World

Physics


2) Using Virtual Reality To Improve Safety For Older Pedestrians

The Senior


AVIATION


3) Public Given Live Streamed Tour Of Renovated Akron-Canton Airport 

Akron Beacon Journal


CAMERAS


4) Montana State University Economist Publishes Research On Traffic-Camera Effectiveness

MSU News Service


5) Wilmington, Delaware Renews Contract With Controversial Company Behind Its Red-Light Cameras

WHQR Radio


6) Toledo Citizens Raise Concerns At Council Traffic-Camera Meeting

WTVG-TV


PARKING


7) Fetch.ai, Datarella Launch Blockchain AI Parking In Munich

ITS International


PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION / INVOLVEMENT


8) A Young Boy Killed By Distracted Driving Becomes A Comic Book Hero

Screen Rant


SAFETY / SECURITY


9) Transit Cybersecurity: Tabletop Exercise

Mass Transit


TAXIS / RIDESHARING


10) How GPS Tracking System Helps The Cab Business

Canyon News blog


TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT


11) I-81 Planners Put Together ‘Playbook’ Aimed At Reducing Crashes, Traffic Jams

Patriot-News


TRANSIT


12) SEPTA Key Card Costs Continue To Balloon With An Additional $14.4 Million Spending Increase

Philadelphia Inquirer


13) ATRA Pulse - November 2020

Advanced Transit Association


VEHICLES


14) GM’s Electric Vehicle Ambitions Tied To Software, Digital Transformation

ZDNet


15) Why Automated Vehicle Advocates Say The FCC Dealt The Nation A Setback On Safety

Michigan DOT’s Talking Michigan Transportation podcast


16) An Arms Race In Car Stereos

New York Times



News Releases

1) Canada, Romania, Australia Join NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

2) Become An Anti-Litter Star In New Don't Mess With Texas Song Search

3) Transoft Solutions Releases New Version Of GuideSIGN



Friday Bonus

In Florida don’t be surprised if you’re pulled over by a big rig.



Upcoming Events

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Virtual Conference - December 8-10


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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. Follow me on Twitter @TransportComm.  

© 2020 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Cranford, New Jersey



ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION


1) Texas DOT Puts Down Signs To Help Pedestrians, Bicyclists Find Walkways In Construction Zones

KXXV-TV


2) E-Scooters Are Getting Computer Vision To Curb Pedestrian Collisions

Washington Post


AVIATION


3) FAA Working To Enhance Alaska Weather And Aviation Infrastructure

AOPA


4) New 5G Bandwidth Battle On Aviation’s Radar

AOPA


5) Istanbul Airport Recognized As Best In Europe In Digital Transformation

Daily Sabah


6) Terre Haute Airport Regains 24/7 Air Tower Service

Herald Bulletin


7) Digital Drone Highways: A Future Transportation Network

DroneLife


CAMERAS


8) Neighborhood Associations Installing License-Plate Readers To Privately Police Who Drives On Their Streets

Boing Boing


CARTOGRAPHY


9) Ireland’s Mapping Grid In Harmony With GPS

Irish Times


ELECTRONIC TOLLING


10) Georgia Working On Deal To Let Drivers Use Peach Pass Where E-ZPass Is Accepted

Gwinnett Daily Post


FREIGHT


11) Port Of Los Angeles Launches Return Signal For Trucking To Address Congestion

American Shipper


INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS


12) SOCRATES2.0 Newsletter - November 2020

SOCRATES2.0

 

13) The Smart Transportation Dispatch - November 19, 2020

Carnegie Mellon University


14) ERTICO Newsletter - November 19, 2020

ERTICO-ITS Europe


MARITIME


15) Port Of Barcelona Teams With IBM, Vodafone, Huawei To Develop 5G Operations

Splash


PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION / INVOLVEMENT


16) Traveler Says Quarantine Info Is In Short Supply At Burlington (Vermont) Airport

Seven Days


17) Seneca Lake Wine Trail Receives Traffic Safety Award

Chronicle-Express


18) Matthews, North Carolina Police Department Aims To Reduce Crashes With Clever Sayings

Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly


RAILROADS


19) FRA Says NJ Transit Only Railroad At Risk Of Missing PTC Deadline

Trains


ROADWAYS


20) Signs Warn Visitors Of Vermont Quarantining Requirements

WCAX-TV


21) Meet The Woman Who Designed Britain’s Revolutionary Road Signs

The Spectator


SAFETY / SECURITY


22) NSW Transport, Microsoft Use Machine Learning, Data To Reduce Road Accidents

ZDNet


23) New TSA Advisory Committee Targets Increased Information Sharing Between Transportation Modes

School Transportation News


SPACE


24) Space Traffic Management Bill Clears Senate Committee

SpaceNews


TAXIS / RIDESHARING


25) Lyft’s ‘Emergency Help’ Feature Lets Users Silently Alert Unsafe Rides In Real Time

USA Today


TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT


26) Next-Gen TIM

EDC News 


TRANSIT


27) New Ransomware Attacks Pose Costly Threat To Transit Agencies

Mass Transit


28) Crisis Paves The Way For Transit Payment Innovation

Mass Transit advertorial


VEHICLES


29) Partially Automated Driver Tech Creates Complacent Drivers, Study Shows

CNET


30) ‘Talking Cars’ Could Save Lives

Highways News


31) Volvo Uses Video Game Technology To Build A Safer Car

CNET



News Releases

1) USDOT Seeks Public Comment On Automated Driving System Safety Principles 

2) Volvo Cars Helps Warn US Drivers And Municipalities Of Slippery Roads And Hazards

3) May Mobility, Via Announce Partnership To Integrate On-Demand AVs Into Public Transit

4) SafeMetrix Launches Online Maritime English Proficiency Tests

5) Amtrak Adding New Wayfinding Signage At New York Penn Station

6) Applied Information Announces Full C-V2X Roadside And Onboard Units With Guaranteed Upgrade To 5G Along With DSRC Buy Back Program

7) Siemens Mobility Provides A Connected Vehicles System For Austrian Highways

8) SARTA Users Give EZfare Mobile Ticketing App Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews

9) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Expands Programs For People With Disabilities

10) Hexagon’s ‘RTK From The Sky’ Brings Instant GNSS Accuracy Worldwide

11) Parsons Accelerates Denver’s Intelligent Transportation Transformation

12) Ontario Expands 511 App To Keep Drivers Safe During Winter



Bernie’s Notes

Arthur Imperatore, the founder of NY Waterway, has died at 95. Not only did he restore ferry service across the Hudson River, he previously ran a trucking company. Exactly five years ago today I did an interview with him about his career in transportation.

Interview with Arthur Imperatore



Upcoming Events

TRB Webinar: Rail in the Time of Coronavirus - Planning, Operating & Constructing Rail - December 2


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The Transportation Communications Newsletter (ISSN 1529-1057) is published electronically Monday through Friday.   For a free subscription or to unsubscribe, or for comments or questions, please contact me at bernie@transportationradio.com. Follow me on Twitter @TransportComm.  

© 2020 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016