Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Camera System Makes Torrevieja Safest City in Spain

Link to commentary in Round Town News:


2) Google Maps Adds Mainland Britain Train Network with Help from TheTrainline

Link to article on Tnooz:


3) Several TRB Sessions Will Focus on Social Media

Link to article on


4) Road Pricing Can Help Reduce Congestion, but Equity Concerns May Grow

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


5) Hail the Taxi: The Five Best Apps for Finding a Cab

Link to article in Wired:


6) ITS to Help Analyze Traffic Problems in Pune, India

Link to article in The Times of India:

7) Digital Traffic Signs Pop Up Across Lee County, Florida

Link to story on WBBH-TV:

8) Eyes in the Sky

A look at some of the technology used by TV stations to report traffic and weather.

Link to article in TV Technology:


9) Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future is Here

Link to article in Wired:

10) Continental Banks on Ethernet Technology for Vehicle Networking

Link to article from ERTICO:

News Releases

1) Senator Boxer Calls on US Coast Guard to Ensure Safety Drills on Cruise Ships Before They Leave Port

2) Instagram Photo Group Draws Inspiration from BART Ride

Upcoming Events

FHWA Webinar: Work Zone Training Program Development and Implementation – February 1

Friday Bonus

What would it look like to drive from New York City to the West Coast via Google Street View? A toy finds out.

Today in Transportation History

1887 **125th anniversary** The US Senate gave the US Navy permission to lease Pearl Harbor as a base.

January 22nd

1912 **100th anniversary** The Key West extension of the Florida East Coast Railway opened.


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1 comment:

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