Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, March 22, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) The Trouble with Wi-Fi on Aircraft
Link to Tribune Newspapers article:
2) Reducing Sound Pollution to Help the Sea Creatures
Link to story on KUT Radio:
3) Seattle Traffic Reporter Will Blend Broadcast, Social Media in Special Tonight
Link to article on GeekWire:
Link to further information from KIRO-TV: http://www.kirotv.com/connect/
4) ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Offering Free Web-Based Training on ITS Standards
Link to further information from US DOT:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
5) Traffic Map Shows Danger Spots for Kids in Austin, Texas Area
Link to story on KXAN-TV:
6) Honolulu Council Members Question Public Outreach Campaign for Rail Transit
Link to story on KITV-TV:
7) Distracted Driving Campaign Goes Public in Missouri
Link to AP article:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Michigan Summit on Traffic Safety Tackles Distracted Driving 'Culture Clash'
Link to article on MLive:
9) US DOT Bus Safety App is as Clear as a Blind Curve in a Fogbank
Link to commentary on Transportation Nation:
10) Resources Available for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2012
Link to further information from the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) Kentucky Speedway Track Readies for Traffic
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:
12) Bridge Wind Sensors to Offer Certainty, Safety in North Florida
Link to story on WJXX-TV:
13) AT&T Reinvents the Steering Wheel
Vibrations tell you when to turn; less distracting that visual and auditory cues, researchers say.
Link to article in Technology Review:
14) App Tells You Likelihood of Getting Car Towed or Stolen in Seattle
Link to article on seattlepi.com:
Link to more information on AutoDefender Seattle:
- Vice President of Marketing for Roadway Sensors – Iteris, Inc. – Santa Ana, California
- Request for Proposals – Naming Rights Sponsorship for Georgia 511 Navigator – Meridian Environmental Technology
T3 Webinar: Data to Go - Mobile Devices Serve Up Real-Time Transit Data – April 10
Today in Transportation History
1992 **20th anniversary** USAir Flight 405 crashed on takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Of the 51 people aboard, 24 survived.
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