Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 2, 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) FAA Plan to Terminate Airport Weather Observers Raises Travel Safety Concerns
Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Malaysia Airports' Touch Campaign Recognized for Marketing Excellence
Link to article on The Moodie Report:


3) Police, Politicians Push Surveillance Post-Boston
Link to AP article:


4) North Carolina DOT Looks at Ramp Meters to Help Traffic Merge
Link to story on WRAL-TV:


5) Following Washington Trooper's Death, Officers Armed with More Info in Traffic Stops
Link to article in the Kitsap Sun:

6) US Aims to Track Foreigners Who Arrive, But Never Leave
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:


7) African Bus Routes Redrawn Using Cellphone Data
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:


8) Chandigarh Police to Team with FM Stations for Traffic Alerts
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

News Releases

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

Upcoming Events
Bicycle Urbanism Symposium – June 19-22 – Seattle

Today in Transportation History    
1918 **95th anniversary** General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company.

1923 **90th anniversary** The Port of Wilmington, Delaware opened.

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