Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) In Praise of Maps That Fold
Link to commentary in the Los Angeles Times:


2) David Alpert Uses His Blog to Try to Make Washington, DC Even Greater
Link to article in The Washington Post:


3) Emails Show Baltimore City Hall's Behind-the-Scenes Response to Speed-Camera Coverage
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

4) Tell Your Story
Why don't federal agencies want to talk about what they're doing right?
Link to column in Government Executive:


5) Washington State to Conduct Pilot to Allow Local Control of Highway Message Signs
Link to article in The Columbian:

6) Invisible Culprit of Traffic Gridlock: Copper Thieves
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:


7) UK Cuts TV Ads that Taught Children to Cross Road Safely
Link to article in The Mail on Sunday:

8) eCall Program Legal Update
Link to article on Lexology:


9) Chicago Transit Authority Adding Cameras to Older Rail Cars
Agency also plans to eventually set-up real-time feed aboard trains.
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

10) DC Metro's Cellphone Installation in Trouble
Link to article in The Examiner:

11) A Better Deal on Public Transport for People with Learning Disabilities
Link to commentary in The Guardian:


12) New Travel Apps for Europe Planned
Link to article in automotiveIT International:


13) New Lightning Data Improves Early Warnings
Link to article in GCN:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Situational Intelligence – Using Mobile Apps and Social Media to Save Lives – February 13

Today in Transportation History    
1978 **35th anniversary** A Pacific Western Airlines plane crashed while landing in Cranbrook, British Columbia.  Seven of 48 people aboard the flight survived.

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