Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Cameras to Monitor Tasmania Bus Fare Boycott
Link to story from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:


2) Report Details Simpler Way to Track Freight on Oregon's Highways
Link to article from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium:


3) Deadline Extended for Input on US DOT's ITS Strategic Plan
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:


4) Interview: Zeljko Jeftic of IRU Projects
Link to article from ERTICO:


5) New Technology Brings Future Road Projects to Life
Link to story on KXRM-TV:

6) State of the Media: Why It Still Matters
Link to the Talking Transportation blog:


7) TrafficCOM Opens Up Traffic Counting to Everyone
Link to article on Gizmag:


8) Kidtrack Biometric System Keeps Track of Kids on School Buses
Link to article on Gizmag:


9) Articles from Telematics Update
 -  Q&A: Telematics, UBI and Deep Packet Inspection
 -  Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2013: Day One


10) Toronto Transit Commission CEO Apologizes via YouTube for Commute
Link to article in the Toronto Sun:

11) Arlington County, Virginia Enhanced Bus Stop First of 24 'Super Stops'
Link to story on WTOP Radio:


12) Interstate 'Eyes' Monitor Traffic in Ohio
Link to article in The Marietta Times:

13) Smart Computing to Solve Traffic Problems in Nairobi
Link to article in CIO East Africa:

14) How Traffic Reporter Joe McConnell Sorts Out Bay Area Traffic
Link to blog from KQED Radio:

15) Traffic Signal Control in Charlotte, North Carolina
Link to podcast on WFAE Radio:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Pavement Asset Management System – Pennsylvania DOT
 -  Nominations Sought – Nextgov Bold Awards for Using IT to Improve Government – Government Executive Media Group

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
2003 **10th anniversary** Coalition forces from the US, UK, Australia and Poland began their invasion of Iraq.

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