Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 14, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Virginia DOT Tries to Help GPS-Following Truck Drivers Avoid Rural Roads
Link to story on WDBJ-TV:


2) UK Pilot Project Helps Drivers Adjust Speed to Catch Green Lights
Link to article in The Journal:


3) Continuing Parking App Could Cost Jacksonville, Florida Up to $300,000
Link to article in the Jacksonville Business Journal:


4) European Ride-Sharing Services Struggle to Hitch Up with Public Transportation
Link to article on Triple Pundit:


5) Estimating Winter Road Recovery Time with Traffic Data
Link to article in Catalyst:


6) Bill to Yank Cellphones from Maine Drivers' Hands Encounters Scant Opposition
Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:


7) New Markets for Fleet Telematics, Part II
Link to article on Telematics Update:


8) California DOT Spending Millions on Fixing Traffic Sensors
Link to story on KTVY-TV:

9) Tallahassee, Florida Traffic Control Center: Behind the Scenes
Link to story on WTXL-TV:

10) New Google Now Allows You to Specify Mode of Transportation for Trips
Link to blog on Droid Life:


11) 'Every New Car' Connected to Web by 2014
Link to BBC News story:

12) The Use of Cellular Wireless Communications in Support of Dedicated Short-Range Communications for the Connected Vehicle
Link to Terranautix:

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