Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) A Measure of Bicycling Impact on Your Community … Media Attention and Business Generation

Link to blog on Bikeable Communities:


2) Ireland's National Roads Authority Plans to Install Dozens of Cameras to Get Real-Time Speed Data

Link to article in the Irish Independent:

3) Times-Picayune Appeals to Louisiana Supreme Court to Get List of Traffic-Camera Scofflaws

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


4) New North Carolina Toll Road Causing Out-of-State Confusion

Transponders aren't compatible with E-ZPass.

Link to story on WTVD-TV:


5) Next Wave of GPS Promises Stronger Signals

Link to AP article:


6) A European Vision for Passengers: Communication on Passenger Rights in All Transport Modes

Link to communication from the European Commission:

7) Articles on

- Road Users in North Holland to Get Travel Times Comparing Public Transport and Driving via Signs

- A Quarter of All One-Way Trips on Belgium's De Lijn are Purchased via SMS

8) Five Transportation-Related Topics Were Top New York City Google Searches in 2011

Link to article on The Huffington Post:


9) Mall of America Lets Shoppers Find Parking by Phone

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


10) Norfolk Southern Uses Peer Learning to Boost Safety

Link to article in Investors Business Daily:


11) New Hampshire Lawmakers Propose Warning Signs on Massachusetts Border

Link to article in The Eagle-Tribune:

12) Ogdensburg, New York Bridge Needs More Signs in Canada, Say Operators

Link to article in the Watertown Daily Times:


13) Texas DOT Hopes Light-Hearted Campaign Will Curb DWI Fatality Stats

Link to article on Transportation Nation:


14) News from Telematics Update

- Telematics, Apps and In-Car Connectivity

- Telematics: The Partnership Imperative

- ZoomSafer CEO: A Cellphone Ban Has 'Potentially Massive Ramifications'


15) Oregon's TriMet Offers Online Tool for Public to Select 'Revenue Generation' Ideas

Link to article in The Oregonian:

Link to news release:

Link to site:

16) Robert Devin, Announcer for the MBTA, Dies at 94

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

17) Public Transport 'Should Emulate the Apple Approach'

Bus stops free from advertising and reliable real-time information have attracted riders to BRT.

Link to article in New Transit:


18) Overhaul of San Francisco Bay Area 511: Faster Directions for Faster Commutes

Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:

Link to news release from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission:

Link to new site:

19) Lubbock, Texas Upgrading Traffic Management System

Link to story on KCBD-TV:


20) Nissan to Work with City of Beijing to Test Sending Drivers on Quick Routes and Giving Them Information on Their Fuel Usage

Link to article on

News Releases

1) 'Green Routing' Can Cut Car Emissions Without Significantly Slowing Travel Time, Buffalo Study Finds

2) VeriFone and NBCUniversal to Deliver Information and Entertainment to Taxis and Gas Stations Nationwide

3) Kansas DOT Offers New and Improved Traveler Information Services Online

4) Long Island Rail Road Launches Real-Time Train Information Pilot

5) RAC Foundation Wins Premier Award from the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

6) TÜV Rheinland Joins Quality Control Team for DOT’s Safety Pilot Model Deployment

7) Belden Announces Intention to Make All-Cash Offer for RuggedCom Inc. for C$22.00 per Share

8) RuggedCom Responds to Belden Announcement

Upcoming Events

Talking Operations Webcasts: Organizational Management for Signal Systems – December 20 & 22 (Part A) (Part B)

Today in Transportation History

1606 **405th anniversary** Three ships, the Godspeed, the Susan Constant and the Discovery, left England with settlers who founded Jamestown, Virginia.


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