Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 26, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Cities Slow to Change Red-Light Timing, Florida DOT Says
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


2) The Myriad of New Uses for GPS Technology
Link to story on WCBS-TV:


3) Berkeley Transportation Letter – Fall 2013
Link to newsletter:

4) Intelligent Transportation Systems 2013, Volume 1
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


5) The Coastal Surveillance System is Making News
Link to article on Maritime Security Outlook:


6) Michigan House Passes Bill Legalizing Bumper Stickers
Link to article on MLive:

7) Jakarta to Go High-Tech in Bid to Curb Traffic Violations
Cameras would be used in conjunction with transponders in vehicles.
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:


8) San Carlos, California Using Mesh Wi-Fi Network for Parking Management
Link to article in GCN:


9) Michigan Senate Leaders to Poll Public on Paying More Taxes for Transportation
Link to article on MLive:

10) Camden Parking Bosses Took Legal Action to Block BBC Report on Parking Tickets
Link to article in Ham&High:

11) How @mbta Got Its Twitter Grove Back
Link to blog in The Boston Globe:


12) Ford Will Pull Sync and MyFord Touch Dealer Training Funds
Link to article in Automotive News:


13) Wireless Network Coming to Montreal's Subway
Link to Canadian Press article:

14) Tampa-Area Transit Agency Reverses Course, to Run CAIR Ads Soon
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

15) Halifax's Metro Transit Looks to Update Map for First Time in 20 Years
Link to CBC News story:


16) Developing Real-Time Traffic Models to Optimize Urban Transport Systems
Link to article on Science World Report:


17) House to Hold Hearing on Driverless Cars
Link to article in The Hill:

18) Ford Acquires Livio to Reshape the Connected Car
Link to article in Wired:
Link to news release:

19) How Smartphones Enable Electronic Truck Inspections, Weigh Station Bypass
Link to article in the Commercial Carrier Journal:

20) Highlights from US DOT's ITS Connected Vehicle Public Meeting
Link to article from ITS America's Transportation Technology News:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  ITS Specialist – Norwalk Transit District – Norwalk, Connecticut

Upcoming Events
DASH - The Connected Car AudioTainment Conference – October 23-24 – Romulus, Michigan

Today in Transportation History    
1973 **40th anniversary** The Concorde 02 made its first flight from the US to Europe, flying between Washington, DC and Paris in a record-breaking three hours, 32 minutes.

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