Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

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BICYCLES

1) App Lets Bicyclists Share Info with Planners in Oregon
Link to story on KVAL-TV:

CAMERAS

2) Indian Transport Department to Install 700 Cameras on National Highway in Kerala
Link to article in The Times of India:

CARTOGRAPHY

3) Google Flexes Its Mapping Muscle
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:
Link to further information from Google: http://goo.gl/hqptz

OTHER

4) As Wireless Spectrum is Squeezed, Sharing is Seen as Solution
Link to article in The New York Times:

5) Technology Shapes Fleets' Mobile Use
Link to article in Light & Medium Truck:

6) Articles from Public Roads – May/June 2012
 -  Learning from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami with Tips for US Transportation Agencies
 -  Michigan Study Sheds Light on Strategies to Curtail Wrong-Way Crashes
 -  Institutional Arrangements to Improve Performance of Multistate Freight Corridors

RAILROADS

7) Russian Railways Look to Improve Image
Free Internet one planned improvement.
Link to article in The Moscow Times:

8) Israel Railways Planning to Add Wireless Internet
Link to article in Haaretz:

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Utah DOT Engineer Develops 'Safety T-Shirt' for Construction Workers
Link to story on KSL-TV:

TELEMATICS

10) Use of Facebook, Twitter in Vehicles a Low Priority for Consumers, Researcher Says
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

TRANSIT

11) Open-Loop Transit on the Rise
Link to article on ContactlessNews:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Want to Avoid I-75, I-24 Traffic Jams? Tennessee Governor Says App on the Way
Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

VEHICLES

13) Verizon Joins Automakers in Promoting Internet-Connected Cars
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/9jE9y

14) Three Key Questions Facing 'Connected Vehicle' Leaders
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

15) Volkswagen Exec Explains Company's New Infotainment Architecture
Link to article in automotiveIT International:


News Releases


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Today in Transportation History    
1892 **120th anniversary** The Chicago 'L' began revenue operations.

1932 **80th anniversary** The first national gasoline tax was signed into law by President Herbert Hoover.  The rate was one cent per gallon.

1942 **70th anniversary** In the Battle of Midway, US bombers sunk the Japanese cruiser Mikuma.  A Japanese sub sunk the USS Hammann and torpedoed the aircraft carrier Yorktown.

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