Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bird Radar at Sea-Tac Airport Paying Off After Years of Testing
Link to story on KING-TV:

2) College Football Fans Get Warm Welcome at Airports
Link to article in USA Today:


3) Toronto Study Shows Countdown Signals May Increase Injuries
Link to Metroland News Service article:

4) Sensor-Packing SeeSense Bike Lights Adapt to Lighting and Traffic Conditions
Link to article on Gizmag:


5) Google Maps for iOS Gets Faster Access to Navigation, Route and Traffic Overview
Link to article on The Next Web:

6) New Frequent Transit Map Makes Navigating Baltimore Easier
Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:


7) GPS Accuracy Still Not Good Enough for Emergencies
Link to article in GCN:


8) ITS World Congress Opens in Tokyo
Link to articles in The Japan Times:

9) US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office Posts 2015-2019 Strategic Planning Stakeholder Webinar Recordings
Link to further information:

10) Thinking Cities: What Does It Mean for ITS?
Link to podcast:

11) Thinking Aloud at the ITS World Congress Podcasts
Link to podcasts:

12) Making the Connection: Advancing Traffic Incident Management in Transportation Planning
Link to primer:


13) Public Meeting on Connected Vehicle Applications for Speed Harmonization with Queue Warning to be Webinar-Only Event
Link to notice from US DOT:


14) State DOTs Expand Use of Social Media But Implementation Challenges Remain
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


15) Boston's Transportation 'War Room'
Link to article in Commonwealth:

16) British Columbia Traffic Management Center Wins Building Award
Link to article in the Journal of Commerce:


17) FindMyWay Brings Public Transport Info to South Africa Commuters' Mobile Phones
Link to article on Ventureburn:


18) Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?
Link to article in Wireless Week:

19) Texas Instruments Chips to Work with Cameras, Sensors to Make Cars Safer, Smarter
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals - Operation of the Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center – New York State DOT
 -  Presolicitation Notice – ITS Joint Program Office's Program Integration and Project Management Support Services - FHWA

Upcoming Events
Alabama DOT Small Business Enterprise Conference – October 28-30 – Mobile, Alabama

Today in Transportation History    
1913 *100th anniversary* The British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth was launched in Portsmouth.

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