Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 15, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


CAMERAS

1) Freehold Mall First New Jersey Shopping Center to Use License Plate Readers
Link to video from the Asbury Park Press:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

2) ITS America Transportation Technology News – August 15
Link to newsletter:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

3) TriMet Does Not Hide Documents or Delay Public Requests, Law Firm Says
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/PZQbB7

RAILROADS

4) New STB Rule Requires Class I Railroads to Separately Provide Positive Train Control Expenses in Annual Reports
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

SAFETY / SECURITY

5) New Jersey Law Requires Signs Throughout State Reminding Drivers Not to Text and Drive
Link to article in the Courier-Post:
Link to text of law: http://goo.gl/woXCkO

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

6) Teens Use Twitter to Thumb Rides
Link to story on NPR:

TELEMATICS

7) Brazil World Cup and Olympics: Opportunities Lost and Gained
Link to articles on Telematics Update:

TRANSIT

8) Des Moines Area Regional Transit Wants Anti-Mass Transit Ads Banned from Bus Benches
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) Vancouver-Area Project Monitors Cellphones to Track Traffic Jams
Link to Canadian Press article:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/A7M6uK

10) Vietnam Taps Big Data to Avoid China's Traffic Catastrophe
Link to article on Quartz:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/8dDpGP

VEHICLES

11) SiriusXM Buys Agero's Connected Vehicle Business for $530 Million
Link to story on Fox Business:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/SJq2kU


News Releases


Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1973 **40th anniversary** Queen City Metro began service as the public transit operator in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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