Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 22, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) European Commission Adopts Communication on Governance and Incentive Mechanisms for Deployment of SESAR, the Single European Sky's Technological Pillar

Link to more information:


2) Iowa Governor Would Bypass Gas Tax Increase, Direct Traffic Cam Funds to State

Link to article in the Sioux City Journal:

3) Traffic Cameras Could Fight Crime in Valdosta, Georgia

Link to story on WALB-TV:


4) Driving Who-Knows-Where, We're Hooked on Map Apps

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


5) Bus Trips Surge as Free Wi-Fi Beats Driving

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to report from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University:

6) News from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota

- New Online Game Teaches Risks of Distracted Driving

- Innovative Traffic Safety Program Seeks to Predict and Prevent Traffic Crashes

- University of Minnesota Startup to Improve Traffic Flow on Congested Roads

7) TRB Annual Meeting Session Spotlight – Building Your Professional Network in 140 Characters or Less: How Social Media Tools Can Enhance Professional Networking

Link to blog from Young Professionals in Transportation:

8) Transportation Contracts Should Always Require Open Data

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:


9) US Officials Split on 'Hands Free' Ban for Drivers

Link to Reuters article:


10) OnStar to Demo Cloud-Based Entertainment, is Siri Next?

Link to blog on CNET:


11) US DOT Selects Battelle to Develop Transit Retrofit Package

Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:


12) High-Tech Signals Reduce Traffic Frustrations in Delaware

Link to article in The News Journal:

News Releases

1) Missouri DOT Launches Traveler Information Map App

2) New York MTA Launches Email Alert Notification for Elevator and Escalator Status

3) Econolite Adds RTMS to its North American Product Line

4) Booz Allen Expands Support to US DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Program

5) Battelle-R&D Magazine Annual Global Funding Forecast Predicts R&D Spending Growth Will Continue While Globalization Accelerates

6) Namibian Air Traffic Management System Goes Operational


- Call for Papers – 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1856 **155th anniversary** The Buffalo & Lake Huron Railroad opened between Fort Erie and Stratford, Ontario.

2001 **10th anniversary** Richard Reid tried to light explosives in his shoes while on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami.


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