Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Traffic Cameras Draw More Scrutiny by States
Link to article in The New York Times:


2) Two Transportation Open Houses Scheduled in Hillsboro, Oregon at Same Time, Different Locations
Link to article in The Oregonian:

3) Port of Goof: Obama's Chinese Crane Cover-Up
Link to blog in The Detroit News:

4) Transparency Needed on Maine Transportation Projects
Link to editorial in the Portland Press Herald:


5) Fears Thousands of UK Drivers Can't Read Basic Road Signs
Link to article in the Manchester Evening News:

6) Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

7) Articles from Public Roads – March/April 2013
 -  Innovative Partnerships Help Inventory Traffic Signs
 -  Understanding Driver Behavior in Work Zones
 -  Field Test of New Stereo Vision System for Detecting Pedestrians at Street Crossings Focuses on Visually-Impaired

8) US DOT Announces 2013 Road Weather Management Stakeholder Meeting Update and Agenda Overview
Link to further information:


9) California Officials: Number One Source for Distracted Drivers is Cellphone Usage
Link to story on KERO-TV:

10) Seven Tips for Delivering Effective Emergency Notifications
Link to article in Emergency Management:

11) Global Road Safety Partnership News – March 2013
Link to newsletter:


12) Lutsk, Ukraine Launches Real-Time Public Transport Map
Link to article in the Kyiv Post:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Transportation Specialist – FHWA Office of Transportation Operations – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure – May 14-16 – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** The USSR launched Luna 4 on a mission to the Moon.

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