Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA-Style Mega-Agency for Europe?
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

CAMERAS

2) Proposed Florida License Plate Designs Keep Traffic Cameras in Mind
Link to article in The News-Press:

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) More Car Buyers Get Cheaper Navigation Options
Link to article in USA Today:

OTHER

4) Inrix Taps Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase for IPO
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

5) Using Social Media to Your Advantage in Transportation and Logistics
Link to article in Inbound Logistics:

6) Where is E-Government Communication Headed?
Link to article in Government Technology:

7) Tablets Enable Million Dollar Fuel Savings for Transportation Company
Link to article in Field Technologies:

8) Polis Newsletter – Autumn | October 2012
Link to newsletter:

PEDESTRIANS

9) Minnesota Cities Upgrade to Address Crosswalk Danger
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Toronto Transit Commission Workers Take Anti-Privatization Message to the Movies
Link to article in the Toronto Star:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) APCO and NENA Draft Guidance Document for E911 App Developers
Link to article in Government Security News:

TELEMATICS

12) Telematics and the Evolution of the SIM Card
Link to article on Telematics Update:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

13) Nevada Officials Looking at Popular Freeway Patrol Service
Link to story on KLAS-TV:

TRANSIT

14) York Region Transit Partners with Google and INIT for Real-Time Tracking
Link to article in Metro:

15) TriMet MAX Riders Wonder How Single Car Could Knock Out TransitTracker System
Link to column in The Oregonian:
Link to news release from TriMet: http://goo.gl/iwKAO

VEHICLES

16) Web Tool Streamlines Oversize Vehicle Permitting in Texas
Link to article in Government Technology:

17) New Car Tech Helps Drivers Keep Eyes on the Road
Link to column in USA Today:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  IT Traffic Management Systems Engineer/Systems Programmer – University of Wisconsin-Madison – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 -  Traffic Operations Researcher – University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin


Upcoming Events
SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo – October 24-26 – Providence, Rhode Island


Today in Transportation History    
1967 **45th anniversary** The Outer Space Treaty went into effect.  The treaty provides the basis for international space law and restricts military use of space, the moon and other celestial bodies.

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