Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Get involved in the TRB sponsored 2011 International Transportation Economic Development Conference. Submit an abstract! Subjects and perspectives will include public and private sectors; academic, practitioner and policy issues; theory, concepts and operational tools; and all transportation modes and their relationship to economic development. All abstracts must be received by Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Authors should take care to ensure that abstracts submitted follow the guidelines shown (see

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1) Introduction to Road Data – Part One

Link to article in Directions Magazine:


2) Satnav Put to Traffic Test in South Africa

Link to article on ITWeb:


3) Advanced Communications Support US Department of Defense in Pakistan Flood Relief

Link to article on Nextgov:

4) UK Launches ERTOC Project to Improve Transport Efficiency and Sustainability; Track the Carbon Costs of Transport at the Consignment Level

Link to article from Green Car Congress:


5) Amtrak Power and Communication Lines Falter

Railroad says notifying the media is its first priority rather than its Web site or Twitter updates.

Link to story on WTOP Radio:


6) Victoria to Institute Stricter Rules on Signage in Work Zones

Link to article in The Courier:


7) California to Deploy Nation's First Mass Mobile Alert System

Link to article in Government Technology:

8) Transportation Security Laboratory Looks for Ways to Improve Threat Detection

Link to article and video in The Star-Ledger:


9) Webcams Show Progress of Light Rail Construction in Seattle

Link to blog on


10) TV Traffic Feeds Available to Gwinnett County, Georgia Commuters

Link to article in the Gwinnett Daily Post:

11) Nine Secrets to Surviving Summer Traffic Jams

Pre-trip information one key to avoiding tie-ups.

Link to ABC News story:

News Releases

1) Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems are Gaining Momentum Worldwide Despite Challenges, Says Frost & Sullivan

2) SEPTA and Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management Join Forces for Public Notification Alerts

3) Frost & Sullivan: Healthy Competition Between Vehicle Manufacturers to Drive Development of Active Safety Systems in Japan

Job Posting

- IT Specialist (Network Services) – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Transport Systems Telematics 10th International Conference – October 20-23 – Katowice-Ustron, Poland

Today in Transportation History

1950 **60th anniversary** President Truman ordered the US Army to take control of the nation's railroads in anticipation of a strike.


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