Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Video Surveillance Uses by Rail Transit Agencies

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


2) Lawmakers Push Cooperation by Tampa Bay Transportation Agencies

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

3) New Illinois Law Requires Posting of Truck Route Information Online

Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:


4) Parking? Yes, There's an App for That

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:


5) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Toll Hike Comes with Public Relations Blitz

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

6) Kathmandu Traffic Cops Court Public Through Facebook

Link to Himalayan News Service article:

7) Muskegon, Michigan Transit Agency Demands $300 to Reveal CEO's Salary

Link to commentary from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy:


8) Where's the Amtrak Display Map at New York's Penn Station?

Link to story on WNYC Radio:


9) Utah DOT Testing New Reflective Beads to Improve Lines on Highways

Link to story and video on KSL-TV:


10) Pittsburgh Wary of Remote Override of Traffic Signals Because of Street Layout

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

11) Washington State Patrol Will Spend $40 Million on Radio Upgrade to Meet Standard

Link to article in The News Tribune:

12) Twitter, Facebook Need to Take a Backseat to Automotive Emergency Response Priorities

Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


13) BART Website Hacked, Customer Info Leaked

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Link to further information from BART:

14) BART Explains Cell Phone Disruption; ACLU Pans Action

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

Link to statement from BART:

15) Children with Autism, Connecting via Transit

Link to article in The New York Times:


16) Apps and Tech Together: 'Smart' Highways and Smartphones Smoothing Your Commute

Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:,0,7927570.story

17) Manila to Institute Bus Tagging Scheme to Ease Traffic

Link to ABS-CBN News story:

18) Forum: Trafficop, ITS Needed for Better Traffic Management in Pune

Link to article in The Times of India:

19) Ontario Ministry of Transportation First in Canada to Use Bluetooth for Travel Time Monitoring

Link to article in RoadTalk: (page 4)

20) The Myth, the Legend: A Look Inside WTOP's Traffic Center

Link to story and video on WTOP Radio:

21) Reporter Tries Driving for a Week Without Traffic Info

Link to column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


22) An Extra Set of Eyes

Carriers that use trailer management systems find new ways to cut costs, manage risk.

Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:

23) Training on Demand

New technologies add virtual driving instructors.

Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:

News Releases

1) British Columbia Adds 30 New Cameras to DriveBC Website

2) AAA Club Partners Selects Hughes Telematics to Offer Connected Vehicle Services

3) Saab Completes Acquisition of Sensis

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Today in Transportation History

1281 **730th anniversary** The Mongol fleet was destroyed by a storm in Hakata Bay while attempting to invade Japan during the Battle of Kōan.


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