Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 9, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Since 2008, the I-95 Corridor Coalition Project has mined crowd-sourced traffic data with advanced analytics techniques to turn billions of data points into powerful insights that help agencies take a smarter approach to how they build, manage and measure their road networks.  Get a complete overview of the system performance measures and data visualizations that INRIX Analytics places at your fingertips.  Register now for the August 16, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT webinar.


1) Language Spies Posing as Travelers Heading to Canadian Airports to Test Bilingualism
Link to Postmedia News article:

2) Ryanair Offers Free Flight Delay Texts
Link to article on Business Traveller:

3) Edinburgh Airport Covers Up Ad Showing Nude Picasso Painting
Link to article in the Daily Record:


4) BikePlanner.Org – A New Community-Based Trip-Routing Tool
Link to Mobility Lab blog:

5) Bicycle Wayfinding in Los Angeles
Link to LADOT Bike Blog:


6) Law Now Requires Amarillo, Texas Resident's Opinions on Red-Light Cameras
Link to article in the Amarillo Globe-News:


7) COMSAR Finalizes Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Revision Plan
Link to article in IMO News:


8) Dubai Traffic Police to Send Instant Violation Messages
Link to article on 7Days in Dubai:

9) 10 Transportation Apps to Keep You Moving
Link to blog on Mashable:


10) Congress' $20 Billion Tech Mandate: Make Trains Safer
Link to article in InformationWeek:


11) New App Helps New Yorkers Summon Cab Drivers
Link to story on NY1:


12) Commuters Lose Digital Edge in Penn Station, New York Platform Race
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

13) London Rethinks Its Iconic Underground Signage
Link to blog on This Big City:


14) Beware! Traffic Robo-Cops!
Link to series on KYW Radio:
 -  A Spy in Your Car
 -  Watching From … Everywhere
 -  Red-Light Camera Controversy
 -  Is It Safety, or Revenue?

15) Speed Management on Freeways
Link to article in World Highways:


16) Ford Says Software Fixes Too Late to Help J.D. Power Rank
Link to Bloomberg article:

17) Talking Cars Could Save Your Life
Link to column on MarketWatch:

18) Google's Self-Driving Cars Will Keep Humans at Wheel, for Now
Link to blog in New York:

News Releases

Job Postings
 Public Information and Marketing Specialist – Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority – Livermore, California
 Public Transportation Coordinator – Georgia Department of Transportation – Atlanta, Georgia

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Freight Considerations in Traffic Incident Management – August 15

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The US Senate passed a bill for the opening of the Panama Canal.  The bill also included a number of other provisions pertaining to the canal.

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