Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 8, 2017 - Scotch Plains, New Jersey


AVIATION

1) FAA Estalishes Pilot Records Database

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

2) Vexing Question: How to Educate Pedestrians Amid Rash of Fatalities in Bakersfield, California

3) Data of Some oBike Users Leaked Online

CAMERAS

4) Oregon Board Violated Free Speech Right of Red-Light Camera Critic Says State Attorney General

5) Australian Cameras Catch Drivers Using Their Phones

FREIGHT

6) EROAD to Equip 50 Commercial Trucks for I-95 Test of Mileage-Based User Fee

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

7) Maine Transportation Conference to Cover Topics Such as ITS, Self-Driving Vehicles

MARITIME

8) Federal Maritime Commission Report Calls for Seaport Information Portal

9) Asian Ship Operators Take Interest in Smart Ports

OTHER

10) Police Divided Over How to Respond to Traffic Stop Data

11) Japan and China Agree to Implement Hotline Aimed at Averting Clashes Over East China Sea

12) Traffic Data Is Abundant, Techies Find Ways to Make It Both Valuable and Fun

13) Former Ad Exec Sees Transportation Infrastructure as New Whitespace

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) System to Warn Wrong-Way Drivers to Be Part of New Las Vegas-Area Interchange

15) New Hampshire First State to Opt Out of FirstNet

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

16) Where’s There’s Smoke, There Are the Traffic Reporters of Los Angeles

TRANSIT

17) Ontario’s Metrolinx Enhances Privacy Policy for Presto Fare Card

18) New Jersey Transit’s New Tool Aims to Eliminate Confusion During Severe Winter Weather
NJ Transit news release

19) New York MTA Has Trouble Filling New Customer Service Ambassador Positions

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

20) Massachusetts DOT Unveils Online Travel Planning Tool

VEHICLES

21) Ford to Test New Self-Driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

22) Elon Musk Says Tesla Working on Custom AI Chips


News Releases

Friday Bonus


Upcoming Events

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Cranford, New Jersey

Maryland Traffic Relief Plan Industry Forum
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
BWI Airport Marriott, Linthicum, MD
The Maryland Traffic Relief Plan includes a $7.6 billion public-private partnership, the largest highway P3 endeavor in North America, for improvements to I-495 and I-270. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), which is the first step in the process to bring accelerated project delivery – congestion relief sooner than traditional financing can provide; innovation – partnering with the best and brightest minds in the transportation industry; and capital – funds that can be used to bring statewide transportation benefits to Maryland.
Representatives from MDOT will be on-hand at the industry forum to discuss the project and review laws and guidelines. Make your reservation now! To register click HERE. Additional information is available at Maryland Traffic Relief Plan

AVIATION

1) Atlanta Airport Aims for More Precise Security Wait Time Estimates

2) Singapore Organizations Test Use of 4.5G Mobile Network for Drone Traffic Management

3) San Diego International Airport Looks to Increase Ad Displays

4) Report: Digital Transformation Improves Operational Efficiency of Airports
Frost & Sullivan/Amadeus report

5) USDOT Withdraws Proposed Rulemaking on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees

CAMERAS

6) Teaneck, New Jersey Wants Cameras Installed Along Railroad Tracks, to Monitor Activity

CARTOGRAPHY

7) Google Street View Can Reveal How Your Neighborhood Votes

GPS / NAVIGATION

8) Los Angeles Police Urging Wildfire Evacuees to Avoid Navigation Apps

OTHER

9) Greyhound Launches E-Ticketing Across North America

PRIVACY

10) German Government Trying to Quell Outrage Over Reported Car-Bugging Proposals

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) National Safety Council Not Happy About GM App That Lets You Order Food While Driving

12) ProRail Using Big Data to Predict Where Pedestrians Cross Tracks

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

13) How Can We Keep Traffic Flowing During Emergencies Like Wildfires?

14) How Paramedics Battle Denver Traffic

TRANSIT

15) Metra’s GPS Center Prepares for Passenger Communications During Winter Weather

16) New York MTA to Test Subway Countdown Clocks for Inaccuracies After Rider Complaints

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) Some Ask Springfield, Illinois Fire Department to Spend Traffic Control Software Money on New Fire Station

18) New Louisville App Will Show Users Walking and Bike Routes, Pay for Parking, Transit

19) ATDM Informational Brief: ATM Implementation and Operations Guide

20) Transportation Systems Management and Operations in Action

VEHICLES

21) Oakland County, Michigan Seeking Company to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program
Oakland County news release

22) Indiana to Consider AV Testing Legislation

23) BlackBerry, Qualcomm Expand Partnership to Connected Automotive
BlackBerry news release

24) Alibaba Inks Ford Partnership to Identify Opportunities in Automotive

News Releases

Upcoming Events

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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. TCN archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications    
© 2017 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.TransportationRadio.com  1 Aberdeen Ct., Cranford, NJ 07016