Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, July 29, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057

1) Singapore's Changi Airport to Invest $25.8 Million in Technology Upgrades
Link to Air Transport World article
2) Gatwick: Passenger Forecasting, in Real-Time
Link to Airport Technology article
3) Emergency Communications Planning for Airport
Link to TRB publication
4) Protecting GPS from Spoofers is Critical to Future of Navigation
Link to IEEE Spectrum article
5) ITS Australia Newsletter – July 2016
Link to newsletter
6) Germany to Create Hyperloop 'Innovation Train'
Link to Newsweek article
7) @AskTSA Draws Some Quirky Questions, Along with the More Mundane
Link to News-Press article
8) So Digital Billboard Ads Change with the Speed of Traffic Now
Link to Wired article
9) Highway Traffic Signs Are for Public Purposes, Not Commercial Advertising
Link to commentary in The Hill
10) Halifax Taxi Group Urges Mandatory GPS Tracking After Sex Assault Complaints
Link to CBC News story
11) Rise of Big Data Gives New Hope that Carpooling Could Ease Australian Traffic Jams
Link to AAP article
12) How Can Data Help You Cut Carbon Emissions
Link to ITProPortal article
13) Transit Geeks, Rejoice: The MBTA's Making Even More Data Public
Link to Boston Globe article
14) Frank Oglesby, the 'Voice of the MBTA,' is Retiring
Link to article in Boston Magazine
15) Tesla Looking at Cameras, Radar in Florida Crash
Link to AP article
16) Self-Driving Cars Could Literally Reshape the Canadian Landscape
Link to Autofocus article
17) Nissan Using Alien Technology from Mars Inside Autonomous Car System
Link to Robotics & Automation News article
News Releases
Friday Bonus
Can getting through the airport be fun? Apparently if you're a member of the USA Olympic team it can be.
Upcoming Events
2016 AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications – September 11-15 – Charleston, West Virginia
Link to further information
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 28, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Atlantic Flights Disrupted by Iceland Air Traffic Glitch
Link to AP article
Link to Isavia news release

2) Oil and Gas Industry Looks at Using Drones to Inspect Facilities
Link to Rigzone article


3) Ideas Proposed to Slow Pedestrian Accidents in Delaware
Link to News Journal article


4) Traffic Deaths Up in Cities that Turn Off Red-Light Cameras
Link to AP article

5) Florida Supreme Court May Settle Conflicting Rulings on Red-Light Cameras
Link to Tampa Bay Times article

6) Funding, Privacy Questions Drive Public Camera Debate in Waterloo, Iowa
Link to Courier article


7) Massachusetts Research Group Urges 'In-Car Commerce' Functions for E-ZPass Transponders
Link to WWLP-TV story

8) Massachusetts DOT Engineer Explains Why New Mass Pike Electronic Toll Gantries Are Clocking Your Speed
Link to MassLive article


9) Interview with Susan Harris, CEO of ITS Australia on ITS World Congress
Link to Thinking Highways interview


10) New Technology to Safeguard Pipeline Industry
Link to Bakken Oil Report article


11) Julia Nagano, Former Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Port of Los Angeles, Dies
Link to Daily Breeze article


12) Former South Carolina DOT ITS Field Operations Manager Among Those Indicted in Corruption Probe
Link to WLTX-TV story
Link to SCDOT statement

13) FHWA's EDC News – July 28, 2016
 -  Improving DOT and Railroad Coordination
 -  Kentucky First Responders Learn Traffic Incident Management Techniques


14) British Transport Police Releases Graphic Video Warning Children Against Railway Trespass
Link to Independent article
Link to news release

15) South Carolina Highway Patrol Using Emojis in Sober or Slammer Campaign
Link to Fort Mill Times article


16) The Future of Railroads, Subways and Smart Cities
Link to Machine Design article


17) A Future Without Street Signs
Link to article in The Atlantic


18) High-Speed Police Chases Go High-Tech
Link to Governing article


19) Illinois' Connect Transit Offering Free Rides, Info Sessions, Videos to Introduce New Routes
Link to Pantagraph article

20) New York MTA Testing New Digital Signs and Diagnostic Equipment on Subway Trains
Link to Daily News article

21) Oklahoma City's Downtown Streetcar Logo and Design Unveiled
Link to Oklahoman article

22) Danish Municipality to Start Using Self-Driving Buses
Link to Copenhagen Post article


23) Texas DOT Works with Law Enforcement Agencies to Help Traffic Control During GO 10 Project
Link to KVIA-TV story


24) Driverless Cars Need Australia's Latitude and Longitude Coordinates to be Corrected
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story

25) Feds Slow to Adopt Crash-Avoidance Technology in Their Vehicle Fleet
Link to The Hill article

26) Mercedes Rejects Claims About 'Misleading' Self-Driving Car Ads
Link to Reuters article

27) Mercedes-Benz Uses Augmented Reality to Keep First Responders Safe
Link to CNET article
Link to news release

News Releases

 -  Call for Speakers – ConnecteDriver & Smart Mobility 2017
 -  Notice of Funding Opportunity – FY 2017 Positive Train Control Grant Funds – USDOT

Upcoming Events
ITS California Annual Conference and Exhibition – September 19-21 – Indian Wells, California

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Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at     
© 2016 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC

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