Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, January 12, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) New York City DOT Commissioner: Bike-Share GPS Data Will Help Plan NYC Bike Network
Link to Streetsblog New York City:
2) Traffic Cameras Show How Easily You Can Crash in Light Snow
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:
Direct link to video from City of Overland Park, Kansas: http://youtu.be/k932VZGqE6c
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) TomTom Cleared of Data Privacy Violations in Holland
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release from TomTom:
4) Private Company Hoarding License Plate Data on US Drivers
Link to article on California Watch:
Link to further information from Vigilant Video: http://www.vigilantvideo.com/
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
5) Are Chicago Pedestrian Safety Campaign Posters Too Depressing?
Link to blog on Grid Chicago:
6) Frustration Over New Via Rail E-pass System
Link to Torstar News Service article:
7) Texas to Install Detectors and Signs on US 281 to Warn Wrong-Way Drivers
Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:
Link to further information from Texas DOT:
8) Value of Blue Florida DOT Signs for Businesses During Construction Questioned
Link to story on WBBH-TV:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Critics Pan Terror-Fighting Edmonton Transit Program
Link to article in the Edmonton Sun:
10) When Distracted Road Users Cross Paths
Link to article in Public Roads:
11) US Won't Adopt EU Code of Conduct for Space
Code addresses traffic management for orbiting objects.
Link to article on Space News:
Link to EU Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities:
12) New New York MTA Chairman Promises More Efficiency, Communication From His Agency
Link to story on NY1:
13) Which DC Area Transit Agencies Offer Open Data?
Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:
14) Upcoming National Transit Institute Courses Related to Communications
- Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking
- Implementing Rural Transit Technology
- Integrating Transit Applications: Defining Data Interfaces Using TCIP
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Wisconsin DOT Upgrades 511 Travel Alerts
Link to story on WBAY-TV:
16) Turning to Tech on the Road
Link to article in The New York Times:
Public Meetings and Webinars: Active Traffic and Demand Management (ADTM) and Intelligent Network Flow Optimization (INFLO) Operational Concepts – February 7-8 – Washington, DC
Today in Transportation History
1962 **50th anniversary**
US helicopters transported over 1,000 South Vietnamese paratroopers to fight the Viet Cong. Operation Chopper marked the first American combat mission in Vietnam and the first use of helicopters as a major strategic weapon.
Ground was broken for the Backbone Route in Los Angeles. It was planned to be the first part of a rapid transit system in the region.
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