Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 17, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Traffic Cameras Let You Look at I-5 in Washington from Bellingham to Blaine
Link to article in The Bellingham Herald:


2) Intelligent Traffic System for Delhi Still a Pipe Dream
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

3) News from ERTICO
 -  An Extraordinary Story: Bev Marks and His Adventures
 -  The Road to Rio
 -  The First HeERO International Conference

4) Florida DOT District Four's Smart Moves – December 2012
Link to newsletter:


5) Technology Helps Truck Fleets Navigate Through Sandy
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:


6) Pennsylvania DOT Website Tries to Sell Public on Its Efforts
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

7) Redesigned US DOT Website Draws a Crowd … and Goes Responsive
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


8) Rail Transportation and Communications Discussed at Beijing Conference
Link to blog in Design News:

9) LTE – The Future of Railway Communications
Link to article on Next Generation Communications:

10) Operation Lifesaver Continues to Spread Rail Safety Message
Link to letter to the editor in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


11) Social Media Strategy Crucial for Transit Agencies After Storm
Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Sydney Bus Travelers Receive Real-Time Information
Link to article in Computerworld Australia:
Link to news release:

13) Public Transport Vehicles in Sri Lanka to Be Color-Coded
Link to article in the Daily News:

14) TransLink Promotes Fare System Overhaul to Public
Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:


15) Winter Storm a Test for Arizona DOT's New Traffic Hub
Link to story on KNXV-TV:

16) Profile of Former San Francisco Bay Area Traffic Reporter Stan Burford
Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:


17) Mercedes Explains Its 2014 S Class' Autonomous System
Link to article and video on Motor Authority:

18) Volvo Works with Ericsson on Global Automotive Connectivity
Link to article in Motor Authority:
Link to news release:

News Releases

 -  Call for Paper and Awards – The Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition – George Mason University School of Public Policy
 -  Request for Proposals – Real-Time Passenger Information System – Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority
 -  Request for Proposals – Fleet Camera System – Lima Allen County RTA / Butler County RTA

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