Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, July 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Inside the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Illinois
Link to article in the Daily Herald:
2) New York City Police Department's 'Ring of Steel' Surveillance Network has 2,000 Cameras Running
Link to article in the New York Post:
3) Mapnificent Visualizes The Boundaries Of Public Transportation
Link to article in Fast Company:
4) FCC Ruling Favors Transportation-Related Use of 700 MHz Broadband Spectrum
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:
5) iPhone or Android? Governments Ponder App Development Strategies
Link to article in Government Technology:
6) Cisco's Smart+Connected Way to Transport
Link to interview on CIOL:
7) ERTICO's iMobility Newsletter – July 2011
Link to newsletter:
8) Talking Technology and Transportation Webinars Online from US DOT
- Open Payments, Mobile Payments and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Acceptance – Overview of Innovations in Public Transit Payment Systems (Webinar 2 in T3 Webinar Series 'The Emergence of Open Electronic Payment Systems in Public Transit')
- 2011 Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites: Improving Access to Information on ITS Benefits, Costs, Lessons Learned and Deployment
- Public Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementations – Lessons Learned
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
9) Tucson, Arizona Police Department Uses Traffic-Camera Videos on YouTube to Promote Safety
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:
Link to Tucson Police YouTube channel:
SAFETY / SECURITY
10) Still No Warnings at Boat Ramp Where Fatal Accident Occurred
Link to article in The Daily Astorian:
11) Virginia Teens Train to be Youth Traffic-Safety Advocates
Link to story and video on WHST-TV:
12) GMAC: Insurance Telematics Can 'Provide Significant Segmentation and Pricing Advantages'
Link to article in Telematics Update:
13) Congressmen Call on Metro-North to Improve Emergency Communications
Link to article in the Connecticut Post:
Link to news release:
14) Brisbane Commuters to Get Free Wi-Fi
Link to AAP article:
Link to news release:
15) New York MTA: We Get 700 Text Messages a Day for Bus Arrival Info
Link to article on Transportation Nation:
American Association of Port Authorities 100th Annual Convention – September 11-15 – Seattle
You're never sure what those live traffic cameras are going to pick up during a broadcast. Here are a few interesting examples.
Today in Transportation History
1967 A rocket accidentally was launched on the USS Forrestal resulting in a fire and a number of explosions aboard the aircraft carrier. The disaster killed 135 sailors.
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