Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, July 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Houston Airport Study Tracks Airport Times Using Bluetooth
Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:
2) Gogo Launching New In-Air Multimedia Platform Beyond Just Wi-Fi
Link to ZDNet blog:
3) Roanoke's Award-Winning Greenway Map
Link to blog from the Virginia Bicycling Federation:
4) Debate Over Whether Austin, Texas Traffic Cameras Should Record
Link to story and video on KVUE-TV:
5) Trends in Computer Vision
An overview of vision-based data acquisition and processing technology and its potential for the transportation sector.
Link to paper from ITS America:
6) Congress Conclusions: 8th ITS European Congress
Link to document:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
7) Transport Quebec Needs to Make Changes: Ex-Traffic Reporter
Agency needs to revamp how it communicates says member of new roadwork coordination committee.
Link to article in The Gazette:
8) Brisbane's Clem7 Tunnel Should Have Had More Speed Signs: State Advice Revealed
Drivers challenging tickets when speeds are dropped following an incident.
Link to article in the Brisbane Times:
9) As Phones Jam Following Mumbai Blasts, Twitter, Facebook Save the Day
Sites not only allow anxious relatives and friends to connect, but provide traffic updates.
Link to article in The Times of India:
10) Upgrade for Melbourne Train Radios Sends a Costly Signal
Link to article in The Age:
11) London's Useless Bus Route 'Spider Maps' Due for an Overhaul
Link to blog on The Global Urbanist:
12) What Maps Should be at Stops and Stations?
Link to blog on Human Transit:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
13) Regional Panel OKs New Traffic Management Center for Philadelphia
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
14) Google Maps Gets Traffic Info in 13 European Countries
Link to further information from Google:
15) Interview with Decell: Real-Time Traffic in Israel and Central Europe
Link to interview in GPS Business News:
http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Interview-with-Decell-Real-Time-Traffic-in-Israel-and-Central-Europe_a3143.html (link may only work for a short time)
16) Can Your Car be Hacked?
Link to article in Car and Driver:
- Traffic Engineering Group Manager ITS – RC Associates LLC – Tampa, Florida
- Marketing Manager/Public Information Officer – Antelope Valley Transit
Authority – Lancaster, California
- Manager, Market Development – Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority – San Jose, California
10th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit – September 6 – Los Angeles
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** Harry Atwood landed a plane on the south lawn of the White House and was given an award by President Taft.
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