Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 29, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Using Technology to Improve Transportation Customer Service and All Electronic Tolling and Beyond - May 7 - Boston 

Under investment has put pressure on transportation providers to improve service.  Fiscal pressures have limited the resources available to make those improvements. Technology offers the opportunity to leverage smaller investments by improving customer service, enhancing operating efficiencies, and increasing revenue. This conference will explore the potential of new technologies to make transportation work more efficiently, faster, and safer.

Speakers will include Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Rich Davey, Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation and Pat Jones, Executive Director of IBTTA.

The conference is cosponsored by the Center for Strategic Studies (Northeastern University D'Amore-Kim School of Business, Professor Joseph M. Giglio, Ph.D.), and the Rappaport Center for Greater Boston, Harvard Kennedy School, Steve Pollack, Executive Director. Click here for more information.


1) Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


2) Stop Sign, Crosswalk Cameras Coming to DC this Summer
Link to article in The Examiner:


3) The New Cartographers: Making Mountains Out of Hills
Link to article in The Guardian:


4) Vijayawada Municipal Corporation to Introduce Intelligent Traffic Management Center
Link to article in The Hindu:


5) Traxo Weather Alert System Tries to Bring Some Sunshine to Snowy Travel Days
Link to article on Tnooz:


6) Zipper Merge Still Tough Sell for Minnesota Drivers, MnDOT
Link to article in the Star Tribune:


7) Transport Canada Proposes a Security Level Warning System and New Training at Airports
Link to Postmedia News article:

8) Study Reveals Which Car-Crash Avoidance Technology Can Be a Proven Lifesaver
Link to article in Consumer Reports:

9) Tech Device Stalls Distracted Driving
Link to article in the Connecticut Post:


10) SEPTA Increases Cameras to Decrease Fraud
Link to article in Mass Transit:

11) Miami-Dade Transit Installs Info Monitors for Metrorail Commuters
Link to article in The Miami Herald:

12) Bus Info Signs Set for Wellington's Busiest Route
Link to article in The Dominion Post:

13) New App Links Music to OC Transpo Route
Link to CBC News story:

14) Vancouver Bus Driver Tries to Improve Commute One 'Hi' at a Time
Link to article in the Vancouver Sun:

15) DC Metro Fare Signs Confuse the Riders Who Need Help Most
Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:

16) Sound Transit Adopts OneBusAway, While WhichBus Goes 'Public'
Link to Capitol Hill Seattle Blog:

17) Using Pictograms to Make Transit Easier to Navigate for Customers with Communication Barriers
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


18) Denver Agencies Must Share Traffic Data to Curb Traffic Collisions, Experts Say
Link to article in The Denver Post:

19) Mississippi Has No Fog-Warning System, But is Building Center to Monitor Traffic, Weather
Link to article in the Sun Herald:

20) Technology: Global Mobile Alert
Link to article in Beverly Hills Magazine:


21) Automakers Tuning Out Traditional In-Car Radios
Link to article in The Detroit News:

22) No One Has Figured Out Changes in Car Dashboards
Link to column in Radio World:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
DRIVE C2X Demonstration – June 13-14 – Gothenburg, Sweden

Today in Transportation History    
1882 The Electromote was demonstrated to the public for the first time by its inventor Dr. Ernst Werner von Siemens.

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