Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 23, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Keystone Expands Government Relations Practice to Help ITS Companies Navigate New Transportation Law

Keystone Public Affairs (KPA) has expanded its government relations, business development and communications practice to better serve clients in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry following passage of the new surface transportation bill.

ITS is already a strong growth industry with private sector revenue projected to climb between $2.7 - $4.2 billion per year.  With a new performance-based transportation law about to take effect, there will be many new business opportunities as ITS technologies are needed to both measure and improve performance in areas including safety, congestion and system reliability.  States and metropolitan areas will be required to promote efficient system management and operations as part of their updated planning process, while a new Technology and Innovation Deployment program will provide funding to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies.

Click here or contact Paul Feenstra for more information on how Keystone can help you navigate the new transportation law and identify business and funding opportunities. 


1) Cameras are Cyclists' 'Black Boxes' in Accidents
Link to article in The New York Times:


2) Delhi Traffic Police Nab 22,000 Traffic Violators Through Facebook Page
Link to article in India Today:

3) Virginia Drafting Rules for Highway Naming
Link to article in The Examiner:

4) MIT Chip Could Power Wireless Sensors
Link to article in Government Computer News:

5) States Step into a Virtual World at FHWA Geotechnical Expo
Link to article in Focus:

6) Connecting the Dots: Innovation in Transportation and Beyond
Link to blog on The Huffington Post:


7) Center for Plain Language Gives US DOT a 'C' on Plain Writing Act Report Card
Link to further information from the Center for Plain Language:

8) Surface Transportation: Financing Program Could Benefit from Increased Performance Focus and Better Communication
Link to report from the Government Accountability Office:


9) Articles from July Issue of Progressive Railroading
 -  For Passenger Railroads, PTC Uncertainty Still Rules
 -  Asset Monitoring Systems Give Railroads, Shippers the Information They Want


10) Difficult Legal Process for Getting New Traffic Safety Signage Leaves Some Moorhead, North Dakota Residents Seeing Red
Link to article in The Forum:


11) MyDrive: The One-Second Data Doctrine
Link to article on Telematics Update:


12) New York MTA Violated Rights of Group in Rejecting Ad, Judge Says
Link to article in The New York Times:

13) BART Real-Time Departure Screens Coming
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

14) Seeing the Train as a 'Mobile Office'
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


15) The Next Generation of Connectivity Will Link Your Car to Your Home and the Outside World
Link to article in Forbes:

16) Car Audio Shift Due This Fall with Expected iPhone 5
Link to article on CEoutlook:

News Releases

 -  Call for Tenders – Develop and Validate a European Passenger Transport Information and Booking System Across Transport Modes – European Commission

Upcoming Events
ITS Best Practices Workshop – August 27-28 – Boston

Today in Transportation History    
1972 **40th anniversary** Landsat 1, the first satellite with the primary purpose of studying the planet, was launched.

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