Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 3, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU Limits on Information Sharing Hinder Air Security: US Officials

Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:


2) New Automated Phone Line to Address Las Cruces, New Mexico Traffic Cameras

Link to article in the Las Cruces Sun-News:


3) EU to Create Database to Track and Fine Drivers Regardless of the State of Origin of Violation

Link to article on autoevolution:

4) ITS Japan News: The 5th Japan ITS Promotion Forum

Link to article from ERTICO:

5) iMobility Newsletter – November Issue Online

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


6) Portland, Maine Pedestrians to be Guided from Above

FHWA and Maine DOT testing sensors to trigger crossing signals when people approach.

Link to story and video on WCSH-TV:

Link to additional information from Migma Systems:


7) Concerns About Mountain Vistas Lead South Carolina DOT to Drop Plan for Warning Sign

Link to article in The Greenville News:

8) Street Sign Squabble is MUTCD Ado About Nothing

Link to blog in Wired:


9) National Maritime Domain Awareness Grid to be Set Up for Coastal Security: India Navy

Link to article on Zee News:


10) Telematics Comes of Age

Advances in technology, consumer acceptance are enabling insurers to offer more pay-as-you-go offerings.

Link to article in Insurance Networking News:


11) Baltimore Circulator's Misleading Message Blindsides Rider

Link to blog in The Baltimore Sun:


12) New York Thruway to Review Evacuation Plans After Snowstorm

Link to article and video in The Buffalo News:

13) Social Media Tackles Traffic

Link to blog in Wired:


14) US DOT Offers New Rules for Rear Visibility in Cars

Rearview cameras could become more common to prevent backing over children.

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from US DOT:

News Releases

1) Ford to Complete Rear Camera Roll-Out on Nearly All Models

Upcoming Events

Webinar: ITS and the New World of Performance Measures – December 7

Friday Bonus

A pedestrian warning with attitude.

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Georges Claude demonstrated neon tubes, in their modern form, for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.


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