Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 11, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU to Sanction States in Bid to Streamline Air Traffic
Link to AFP article:

2) FAA Strengthens NextGen Organization, Focuses on Technology
Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:


3) New Tool Offers Safest Routes for Bicycles in Indianapolis
Link to story on WXIN-TV:


4) Man Invents Legal Way to Foil Traffic Cams
Link to article on Autos:


5) Mobile Device Location Data: Additional Federal Actions Could Help Protect Consumer Privacy
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


6) Radio Ad Touts Benefits of New Jersey Red-Light Cameras
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


7) Human Factor Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) New Jersey Contractors and Laborers Hold Safety Day to Educate Workers
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


9) Germany's MyTaxi Rides Into US Market with a Trick Up Its Sleeve
Link to article on Gigaom:


10) Viewpoint: Telematics and Vehicle Relationship Management
Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) 'Jihad' Ads on DC Metro Stir Debate, Reaction
Link to article in Politico:

12) Dubai RTA Links Call Center and Operations Control Center via Video
Link to article in the Khaleej Times:

13) GPS Tracking App Helps Baylor Students Locate Buses at Night
Link to article in the Waco Tribune-Herald:

14) New York MTA Will Install Video Cameras to Let Riders Comment About Fare-Hike Proposals
Link to article in the Daily News:


15) I-81 Coalition Conference Scheduled
Link to article in The Journal:

16) Washington State DOT: Testing Our Traffic Camera Images in the Cloud
Link to WSDOT Blog:


17) Chevy Testing App to Help Volt Owners Visualize – and Brag About – Fuel Savings
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes

Story #8 in today's edition marks a new effort with the TCN; an audio report on a news story by yours truly.  Yesterday I attended the fourth annual safety day sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey along with its partner, the Building Contractors Association of New Jersey.  I used some new equipment and software to record the interviews and later edited it to the approximately two minute report you can hear in today's newsletter.  One area I need to work on is adjusting recording levels for the interviews, which were too high.  I welcome any comments you may have.

 -  Survey – Mid-Term Evaluation of the Implementation of the ITS Action Plan – European Commission

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