Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Video Shows Bad Interactions Between Cars, Bikes and Pedestrians at New York City Intersection

Link to video on Vimeo:


2) Spectacular Solar Flare Impresses, May Disrupt GPS and Power Grids

Link to article in Time:

3) US Air Force Decision on GPS IIIB Could Affect FAA

Link to article in Aviation Week:


4) Getaround Brings Innovation to Transportation

Link to CBS News story and video:

5) A Guidebook for Successful Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination Strategies Between Transportation Agencies and Tribal Communities

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

6) Identification of Results-Oriented Public Involvement Strategies Between Transportation Agencies and Native American Tribal Communities

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


7) National Evaluation of the SafeTrip-21 Initiative

Link to combined final report from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:


8) NJ Transit Passengers Can Text Suspicious Activity

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from NJ Transit:

9) Know When Your Bus is Late with Live Transit Updates in Google Maps

Link to Google blog:

10) Denver Police, RTD Bring Fare Enforcement Into Digital Age

Link to article in The Denver Post:

11) San Diego County Buses to be Equipped with GPS for Real-Time Schedules

Link to article on Poway Patch:

12) Door-to-Door In a Click – Multimodal Journey Planners in the EU

Link to further information from the European Commission:


13) UK Highways Agency to Launch New Traffic Service this Autumn

Link to article from TRL:

14) Tornado Warnings on North Carolina DOT Message Boards a Possibility

Link to story and video on WFMY-TV:

15) Ocala, Florida Expects to Add Traffic Cameras; No Photos, Tickets Involved

Link to article in the Star-Banner:

16) Albania Plans to Re-tender for the 'City of Tirana Urban Traffic Control System'

Link to article on


17) Panasonic and AT&T to Work on Connected Car Concepts

Link to article on Ubergizmo:

News Releases

1) AASHTO iPhone App Offers a New Tool for Staying Current on the Latest Traffic Conditions and Transportation News Nationwide

2) Iteris Releases Abacus 2.0, the Next Generation of Traffic Incident Detection and Data Collection Management

3) US DOT and Better Business Bureau Launch Partnership to Fight Distracted Driving

4) Volvo Car Corporation Introduces Mobile Application that Brings the Car Into Your Smartphone

5) NJ Transit Light Rail Schedules Now Available Via Text Message

6) 20-25 Lives Could be Saved Each Year in Hungary by Introduction of eCall Emergency Call System

7) A Smashing Success for the Capitol Hill Smart Transportation Technology Showcase

Job Postings

- Traffic Engineer-Safety Research – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 4075BR

- Transportation Human Factors Project Director – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3877BR

- Senior Study Director for Transportation Safety on Impaired Driving – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3454BR

- Transportation Human Factors Research Associate – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3440BR

Upcoming Events

Webinar: FHWA Traffic Incident Management Self Assessment – June 22

Today in Transportation History

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