Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Advanced Road Weather Information System by Lufft answers the crucial need for real-time, professional/scientific grade data. Road state information is collected at multiple sites, each containing various meteorological sensors collecting weather information such as temperature (road surface, sub-surface, ambient), relative humidity, water film height, wind speed/direction, road salt concentration and ice hazard, precipitation, and visibility—which is reported to a central location for an up-to-date viewing of incoming data.

Lufft environmental sensors are user-friendly, based on open system architecture and a modular concept, permitting the connection of any combination of Lufft digital sensors, or most analog sensors available on the market today. Please contact us toll–free for more information at 886.466.4836 or visit us on the web at


1) NTSB Asks to Monitor Pilots’ Talk in Cockpits

Link to article in USA Today:


2) Wilmington, North Carolina Test Wi-Fi in TV ‘White Spaces’

Initial uses include traffic camera monitoring.

Link to article in Television Broadcast:


3) Build Smarter, Not Bigger

Link to commentary in The Hill:

4) State of Transportation Planning 2010

Link to document from the American Planning Association’s Transportation Planning Division:


5) Hackers Expose Security Flaws with ‘Elvis Presley’ Passport

Link to CNN story and video:

6) Women, Transit, and the Perception of Safety

Link to interview on Planetizen:


7) Clear Channel Outdoor Launches Traffic Net

Billboards to provide real-time traffic information.

Link to article in Mediaweek:

Link to news release from Clear Channel:

8) New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway Spend $11 Million on Real-Time Signs

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

News Releases

1) EMS Aviation and OuterLink to Share Aircraft Tracking Data

2) Teletrac Partners with SpeedGauge to Deliver Fully Integrated GPS and Vehicle Tracking System with Real-Time Speed Notifications

Upcoming Events

AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium – April 12-14 – Charleston, West Virginia

Today in Transportation History

1950 **60th anniversary** - President Harry Truman appointed an emergency board to forestall a threatened national railway strike.


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