Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Australia Police Discourage Use of Apple Maps App After Rescues
Link to article on CNET:


2) Vietnam Ministry of Transport Plans to Promote ITS
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:

3) Bay County, Florida Expanding Traffic Camera System
Link to article in The News Herald:


4) Proximity Information Resources for Special Events
Report describes development of a mobile application to assist in management and communications during large events.
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

5) A Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


6) ITS America Holds Smart Parking Symposium
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


7) St. Louis Post-Dispatch Articles Examine Rail Pedestrian Safety
 -  Hundreds Die Walking the Tracks Each Year
 -  Railroads Have Fought Efforts to Identify Problem Spots for Pedestrians
 -  Operation Lifesaver Shrinks as Danger Grows


8) New Jersey Highway Sign More Pessimistic Than Intended
Link to article on


9) Traffic Deaths Down Thanks to Safety Technology
Link to story on NBC News:
Link to news release from NHTSA:

10) Tsunami Sirens' Last Wail
Tillamook County, Oregon plans to silence sirens and rely on newer technology.
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) Trade Ads for Free Internet in Your London Taxi
Link to article on CNET:


12) Q&A: Telematics and the M2M App Challenge
Link to article on Telematics Update:

13) Data Mining: A Second Act for Telematics Systems?
Link to column on MSN Autos:


14) Springfield (Illinois) Mass Transit District Plans Tech Upgrade with $1.8 Million in Federal Funds
Link to article in The State Journal-Register:

15) Federal Transit Administration: National Online Dialogue on Transit Asset Management
Link to further information from the FTA:


16) West Virginia DOT Officials to Launch 511 Travel Information System This Week
Link to AP article:

17) Solo Drivers Say They Benefit from App Communities
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:
Link to news release from New Cities Foundation:


18) The Car Seat of Tomorrow is Self-Adjusting and Bluetooth-Connected
Link to article in Wired:

19) A Look at the Issues Raised by 'Black Boxes' in Cars
Link to blog from the American Civil Liberties Union:

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