Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 27, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


2) Chinese Government to Require GPS in Long-Haul Buses and Vehicles Transporting Dangerous Goods
Link to article in the China Daily:


3) Articles from TRB’s Ignition – Summer/Fall 2012
 -  Want to Reduce Expensive Paratransit Trips? There’s an App for That (page 4)
 -  Beeps, Bells and Vroom-Vrooms: Audio Cues to Help Truck Drivers Stay Alert (page 7)


4) Massachusetts Highway Signs Perplex, and Vex, Some Motorists
Link to column in The Boston Globe:


5) Sydney Rail Staff Get Speech Training to Make Announcements Easier to Understand
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:


6) Automated Traffic Management Eyed in Manila
Link to article in the Manila Standard Today:

7) Zimbabwe Broadcaster and Courier Company Partner for Nation’s First Commercial Traffic Reports
Link to article in The Herald:

8) App Provides Orlando Traffic Audio Updates
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


9) Maverick Transportation Centralizes Data to Make Real-Time Decisions
Link to article in Computerworld:

10) Los Angeles Unified School District Fleet Ad Program to Bring in $4 Million Over Five Years
Link to article in Government Fleet:

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