Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 13, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Pilot Texting May Have Been Partial Cause of Fatal Crash of Small Plane in British Columbia
Link to Canadian Press article:


2) On the Bike: GPS, Strava Allow for New Type of Friendly Competition
Link to column in The Coloradoan:


3) Maltese Company Runs Vessel Traffic Management Training to Avoid Accidents at Sea
Link to article in The Times of Malta:


4) Egyptian Ministries to Launch Intelligent Transportation System Collaboratively
Link to article in the Daily News Egypt:

5) Google Acquires Frommer's, Pushes Further Into Travel Info
Link to CNET News article:
Link to news release:

6) High-Tech Signs on Beaches Could Give Advance Warning of Nearby Sharks
Link to article on


7) Parking Tool of the Day: The Digital Driveway Network
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


8) Despite Federal and Massachusetts Agencies' Efforts, a Road by Any Other Name is Still Route 128
Link to article on Wicked Local:


9) Florida Highway Patrol Rebuts Criticism in Handing of Deadly Highway Crash that Killed 11
Link to AP article:


10) Allstate: 'Ushering In a New Era of Auto Insurance'
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


11) Rugged Mobile Computers Make Big Impact in Public Transportation
Link to article in Field Technologies:

12) OpenTripPlanner Redefines Public Transit Navigation
Link to blog on SmartPlanet:


13) Mississippi DOT Cleared to Open 511 Line
Link to AP article:

14) West Virginia DOT Shows Off 511 Traveler Information System
Link to article in The State Journal:


15) Harman Lands GM Contract for Infotainment Systems
Link to audio report on MarketWatch:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Integrating Mobility Strategies for a Sustainable Multi-Modal Transportation Network – New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

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Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The Radio Act of 1912 was approved.  The act, among other items, required seagoing vessels to be able to send distress signal of 'SOS' and to monitor for distress signals around-the-clock.

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