Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 31, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU-Wide Interoperable Electronic Toll Service Still Far Off
Link to article in Europolitics:


2) Innovative Use of Social Media by Kenya Red Cross to Promote Road Safety
Link to article in the Global Road Safety Partnership Newsletter:


3) A Toolkit for Reporting Rural and Specialized Transit Data--Making Transit Count
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) Real-Time Traffic Updates Launched for Drivers on Scotland's A9
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release from Transport Scotland:

5) Traffic Management – Road versus Rail
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:


6) Connected Cars: The Future of Driving Unveiled
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:

News Releases

 -  Request for Quotes - Intelligent Vehicle System Automated Voice Annunciator – City of Commerce, California
 -  Request for Proposals - Short- and Long-Range Transit Development Plan – Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Upcoming Events
2012 National Safety Rest Area Conference – September 17-20 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday Bonus  
It's not everyday that you see a bridge passing through a lock.

Today in Transportation History    
1987 **25th anniversary** A Thai Airways crashed on its landing approach to Phuket International Airport, killing all 83 people aboard.

September 1, 1962 **50th anniversary** The Port of New York Authority became the owner of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad and renamed it PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson).

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