Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Miceli Infrastructure Consulting and Technology Transfer Group at the NDT/NDE of Bridges Conference at the LaGuardia Marriott This Week

Featuring technologies addressing fatigue, scour, bearing issues, adjacent construction monitoring, impact damage, post tensioning tendons, and more, MIC will be in the Exhibit Hall at booth #10.  Technologies from various companies to be demonstrated.  Free Exhibit Hall passes available at  Show open Tuesday (August 21st) from 5-8pm and Wednesday (August 22nd) from 11:30am to 3:30pm.  Conference runs Tuesday to Friday and PDH's are available.

MIC's president, Marybeth Miceli, also presenting a paper on Effective Technology Transfer in the Bridge Industry on Tuesday afternoon.  

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to see practical and affordable bridge testing and monitoring solutions all in one place!


1) Gulf States Seek Help with Air Traffic Management
Link to article in Aviation International News:

2) British Airways Aims to Increase Ticket Sales with Social Sharing App
Link to article in Mobile Commerce Daily:


3) October 4 Target for Launch of GPS 2F-3 Satellite
Link to article on Spaceflight Now:


4) Information or Intervention?
Responsibility for Australia's vessel tracking systems is confused.
Link to article in Port Strategy:


5) Police Scanner Traffic Can Get Personal
Some information broadcast could be a boon to identity thieves.
Link to article in The Daily News Journal:

6) How Big Data Drives Intelligent Transportation
Link to blog on GreenBiz:

7) Articles from Catalyst  - August 2012
 -  Smartphone Research Aims to Help Visually Impaired Pedestrians
 -  Robotic Roadway Message Painter Could Improve Safety
 -  CrashHelp Pilot Under Way in Central Minnesota
 -  Award-Winning Bike Center at University of Minnesota Uses RFID

8) Archive of T3 Webinar: The New National ITS Architecture's V7 – What's New and How to Use It
Link to archive:


9) Media Campaign Against Drunk Driving Imminent in Alabama
Link to article in the Opelika-Auburn News:


10) Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash: Videos Can't Be Trusted
Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:


11) GM Redesigns OnStar Buttons in 2013 Vehicles
Link to article in Automotive News:

12) Insurance Telematics Could 'Flip the Underwriting Model on Its Head'
Link to article in Truck News:


13) New York City Transit Outreach Program Prefers Face-to-Face Interactions with Customers
Link to article in Transit Talent:


14) Decoding Traffic in a Jammed City
A picture of New York congestion emerges from taxi data.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

15) 25 Million Euros Allocated for 'Intelligent' Roads in Flanders
Link to article on Expatica:

16) Will Robot Cars Get Stuck in Policy Traffic?
Link to blog on The Huffington Post:

17) Beating Traffic with Trained Mammals
Link to blog in Scientific American:

18) Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory and Control Information
Link to further information from US DOT:

19) Integrating Clarus Data in Traffic Signal System Operation: A Survivable Real-Time Weather-Responsive System
Link to further information from US DOT:


20) Experts Hope to Shield Cars from Computer Viruses
Link to Reuters article:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Seminar: Zero Tolerance – Tackling Drink and Drug Driving – September 25 – Birmingham, UK

Today in Transportation History    
1977 **35th anniversary** Voyage 2 was launched on a mission to explore Jupiter, Saturn Uranus and Neptune, as well as the solar system beyond the planets.

1985 – The National Research Council issued their 'Airline Cabin Air Quality and Safety' report.  The report led to the eventual banning of smoking on airlines worldwide.

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