Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 17, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Webinar:  INRIX Traffic Analytics is live and available through our Partner Program, May 22

INRIX Analytics is now in use by advanced industry partners, extending service to transportation agencies of all sizes.  INRIX Analytics is populated with real-time and historical data nationwide, providing turnkey performance metrics on any route of significance across the US.  The webinar will provide a brief overview of the analytics suite and early use cases by leading agencies and partner engineering firms.  Register now for the May 22, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT webinar.


1) China Air Traffic Congestion Worsened by Military Control
Link to Bloomberg article:


2) How Google Made Maps Human, Savvy and Monetizeable
Link to article in Fast Company:


3) GPS Data Could Improve Tsunami Early Warnings
Link to BBC News story:


4) Queensland Transport Will Replace 'Cumbersome' Data Search for Library Resources
Link to article on iTnews:

5) Silicon Valley Chases Road Rage Riches
Link to story on CNBC:


6) Four State DOTs Win National Awards for Communications Projects
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

7) Selling Transportation: Big Challenge, Different Stories
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


8) Is Amtrak's New Wi-Fi Upgrade Really Going to Work
Link to blog in the Boston Business Journal:


9) Old-Fashioned Call Box Helped Avert Tragedy on Philadelphia Transit System
Link to AP article:

10) 'Orange Cones, No Phones' Unveiled on I-95 in Virginia Where Texting Remains 'Vexing' Problem
Link to article on Potomac Local News:

11) The Role of 311 and Social Media During Disasters
Link to article in Government Technology:

12) Comedy Paves the Road to Safety
Link to column in The Record:


13) Pennsylvania DOT: Technology Improved Tanker Crash Response
Link to article in The Sentinel:


14) DC Metro Blocks Twitter User, Followers Revolt
Link to story on WUSA-TV:

15) New Jersey Transit Storm Plan was Sparse for Superstorm Sandy
Link to article in The Record:


16) Spain's Santander, the City That Runs on Sensors
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


17) Cisco Planning to Introduce In-Car Broadband in August
Link to article in CEoutlook:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
This video from Disney looks at what the future of transportation might be like.  It's interesting to see some technologies that have developed while looking much different.  Others, like the atomic tunneling machine, seem doubtful.  Also, compare what Disney drew with what The Jetsons looked like four years later. (Jetsons opening)

Upcoming Events
IBTTA Summit on All Electronic Tolling and Interoperability – July 21-23 – Denver

Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** The first flight between Cuba and the US was made by Domingo Rosillo and Augustin Parlá.

The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday. 
To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at
Become a TCN fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @TransportComm.

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at     
© 2013 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC

No comments: