Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Apple's Dropping of Google Maps Inspires App Developers
Link to article in Government Technology:

2) Apple Maps Sources Decoded
Link to blog on The Droid Guy:


3) Tanzania: 'Don't Drown' SMS-Based Maritime Early Warning System
Link to article on Global Voices:


4) New Chinese Transport Plan Driven by Technology
Link to article in the China Daily:

5) Thinking Highways – Europe/Rest of World Edition – June 2012
Link to magazine:

6) ITS JPO Newsletter – August 2012
Link to newsletter:


7) Looking for Gold: Re-imagining Public Engagement Through Crowdsourcing
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

8) Campaign Encourages Bikes and Buses to Safely Share the Road
Link to blog from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington:


9) Accessible AlertSanDiego Brings Emergency Notifications via Text, Voice and Video
Link to article in Government Technology:

10) AT&T: Don't Text While Driving Documentary
Link to video:


11) Telematics on Tap at Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference
Link to article in Light & Medium Truck:


12) Transit Police in British Columbia to Tweet Warnings for Fare Evaders
Link to CBC News story:


13) Hawaii DOT Posting Electronic Message Boards, Other Enhancements
Link to story on KHON-TV:

14) Soon, Mumbaikars to Get Traffic Jam, Pothole Updates via Android Phones
Link to article in Daily News & Analysis:

15) Real-Time Traffic Updates for New Zealand Garmin nüvi Devices
Link to article in PC World:


16) Michigan DOT Prepares to Assess Self-Driving Vehicles
Link to article in The Detroit News:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The Tenbury and Bewdley Railway in England ceased passenger operations.

2007 **5th anniversary** The I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed killing 13 people.

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