Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US DOT Completes iPad Test, Eyes Widespread Use

Link to article on Nextgov:

Link to emails from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via

2) Why Near Field Communications Matters So Much to the Travel Industry

Link to article on Tnooz:

3) Technology's Role in Moving People and Goods Quicker, Safer, Cleaner

Link to blog on Transportation Issues Daily:

4) Arizona DOT Library is Focused on Transportation Research

Link to ADOT Blog:


5) Amtrak Blocks LGBT Newspapers on Wi-Fi Soft Launch

Railroad says sites have since been unblocked and it has system to report similar problems.

Link to article in Seattle Gay News:


6) New York State DOT Tests System to Stop Oversize Vehicles from Hitting Railroad Bridge

Link to article in The Post-Standard:

7) Old New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway Electronic Signs to be Replaced

Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:

8) Hey, Advertisers: New York Has a Bridge to Sell You

New York State Bridge Authority now selling ads on toll-gate arms.

Link to article in Advertising Age:

Link to news release from the NYSBA:


9) Long Island Rail Road Drafts Pledge to Keep Riders Safe, Informed

Link to article in the Long Island Press:

Link to news release from the LIRR:

10) Personal Stories Warm Up Seoul's Subway Rides

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,5679841.story


11) Vermont Closing Command Center for Tropical Storm Irene Repairs

Link to article in the Burlington Free Press:

12) North Luzon Expressway Offers New Traffic Monitoring Technology

Link to article in the Inquirer:


13) The Back-Seat Driver in Your Dashboard

New interactive features are aimed at making efficient motoring fun like a video game.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

14) The Connected Car Arrives

Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

1) New Sound Transit Smartphone Website Makes Trip Planning Easier than Ever

2) HELP Inc. Making a Smart Roadside Even Smarter

Job Postings

- Supervisory General Engineer/Operations Research Analyst (Interdisciplinary) - Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Truck & Bus World Forum – November 30-December 1 – Lyon, France

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia was opened to traffic.

2011 – The Boeing 787 made its first commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.


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