Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 2, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Google Gets into the Airline Reservation Business

Link to article in PCWorld:


2) Louisiana Supreme Court Favors Secrecy for Traffic Camera Records

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


3) San Antonio Drivers See Value in 'Wrong Way' Highway Sign Campaign

Link to story on KSAT-TV:


4) Signaling Safer Driving

UK latest European country to use 'soft' speed enforcement techniques.

Link to article in ITS International:

5) Researchers Develop Handheld Tool to Collect and Map Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Data

Link to article in the UTC Spotlight Newsletter:


6) Atheist Group Denied Advertising on Pennsylvania Transit System

Link to story on WNEP-TV:,0,2091418.story

7) Rider Jams Cellphones on SEPTA Buses

Link to story on WCAU-TV:

8) Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority Approves Automated Vehicle Tracking

Link to article in The Blade:


9) Cloud Technologies for Traffic Monitoring and Control

Link to article from ERTICO:

10) Michigan DOT Installing Speed Sensors Along State Freeways

Link to column in The Detroit News:

News Releases

1) Aviation Week App Wins BtoB Mobile Award

2) PTV Offers New Cloud-Based Transport Route Planner

3) Virginia Governor Announces More than 30 Firms Answer Call to Enhance Transportation Operations Center

4) Operation Lifesaver 2011 Annual Report Highlights Rail Safety Education Efforts

5) OnStar Technology Wins Stevie Award for Helping Motorists

6) GSMA Announces the Business Impact of Connected Devices Could be Worth $4.5 Trillion in 2020

7) Leading Safety Experts to Participate in NTSB Attentive Driving Forum

8) Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Announces Completion of Facility Upgrades


- Request for Proposals – Manufacture of Real Time Information Signs for BRT Shelters – Monterey-Salinas Transit

- Request for Proposals – Smart Card – London Transit Commission

Upcoming Events

SAE World Congress – April 24-26 – Detroit

Friday Bonus

An interesting contrast in traffic directing styles. Compare the Filipino traffic officer in the first link with the technique used in Pyongyang, North Korea in the second link.

Today in Transportation History

1937 **75th anniversary** The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signed an agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to the unionization of the steel industry in the US.


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