Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 3, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Minnesota Courts Cyclists with a New Mobile Platform
Link to article in Fast Company:


2) Over Half of California DOT Bay Area Traffic Cameras Broken
Link to story on KTVU-TV:


3) Indian Defense Minister Pushes for Completion of Coastal Radar Network Phase 1
Link to article in The Indian Express:


4) Are Government Kiosks Making a Comeback?
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Lego Robot Vehicle Lesson Plans for Secondary Education
New curriculum to be used as tool for recruiting future transportation engineers.
Link to article in Florida Technology Transfer Quarterly:


6) New Traffic Network in Galway, Ireland Passes Its First Major Test
Link to article in the Galway City Tribune:

7) US Customs and Border Protection Adds Low-Power Radio Station at Mexico Border Crossing
Link to article in Government Security News:

8) Ada County, Idaho Use Cameras to Manage Traffic
Link to story on KBOI-TV:


9) Survey: Drivers Like In-Car Internet, Worry About Safety, Privacy
Link to IDG News Service article:
Link to news release:

10) IIHS Considering Autonomous Braking, Other Tech as Part of Crash Evaluations
Link to article on AOL Autos:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Transit Safety and Security Audits – Detroit Transportation Corporation

 -  Request for Proposals – Comprehensive Operational Analysis of DASH Fixed-Route Transit System – City of Alexandria, Virginia

Upcoming Events
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Friday Bonus  
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Today in Transportation History    
1492 **520th anniversary** Christopher Columbus left Spain with his fleet of the Pinta, Santa María and Niña, on his first voyage to the New World.

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