Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bag Tags, Iris Scan Could Soon Come to US Airports
Link to story on WJLA-TV:


2) Florida Makes First Moves to Link SunPass, E-ZPass
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


3) Will Technology Eliminate the 'Personal Touch' in Fleet Management?
Link to blog in Business Fleet:


4) Galileo and Compass: A Tale of Also-Runnings
Link to article in GPS World:

5) Using GPS on Michigan Snowmobile Trails
Link to story on WLUC-TV:


6) San Francisco Pedestrian Plan Could Include Safety Outreach, Lower Speeds
Link to article in The Examiner:

7) IBM Builds a 'Flashing Pedestrian Crossing' to Emphasize Crosswalk Safety
Link to article on DesignTAXI:


8) California Should Not Waste Money on Needless PR
Link to editorial in The Press-Enterprise:

9) Talking Safety: States Leverage Social Tools in Winter Travel Messages
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) Nine Technologies for Building the 'Road of the Future'
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:

11) Behind the Signs: A Look at the New York City DOT Sign Shop
Link to video from NYC DOT:


12) Study: Motorists Spend 18% of Journey Time Not Focusing on Road
Link to article on Road Traffic Technology:

13) China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety Opens in Beijing
Link to article on just-auto:


14) New Jersey Turnpike Authority to Use Social Media to Promote Safe Driving
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

15) New Jersey Turnpike Budget Has More for Signs, Less for Toll Workers
Link to article in The Record:

16) Traffic-Counting Device Puts Traffic Patterns in the Hands of the People
Link to article in Fast Company:


17) Built-In Car Seat Heart Monitors Could Keep Fatigued Drivers Off the Road
Link to article on Digital Trends:

18) CNET Announces 2012 Car Tech Awards
Link to article on CNET:

19) Cars: The Next Big Advertising Platform?
Connected cars are taking mobile marketing to a whole new level. Here's what to expect.
Link to article in Inc.:

20) Summary of Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition, US DOT Webinar on Truck Parking Issues and Opportunities
Link article in TIMTC newsletter:

News Releases

 -  Request for Entries – Best of ITS Awards – ITS America

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1987 **25th anniversary** The Philippine passenger ferry MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker.  Both ships burned and sank and over 4,300 people died, making it the deadliest maritime peacetime disaster.

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