Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Making Roads Work Smarter: Data Behind Planning, Safer Roads & Emergency Response
INRIX XD™ Traffic provides a look at the next generation of urban mobility, a new system and new way of understanding traffic on a granular level with increased quality and coverage of the road network. This means traffic, incident, and alert data on ramps, primary and secondary arterials, and roads currently under served by existing technologies. 

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1) Europe Launches Drone Demonstration Program
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

2) 'Step Up' Meets Robot Dancers in Virgin America's New Over-the-Top Safety Video
Link to story on CNN:

3) Study Finds Non-Standard Phraseology Can Cause Problems in Aviation
Link to article in InterPilot:


4) Britain Experimenting with Glowing, Seeming Self-Aware Bike Path
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


5) Nearly 1,500 Speed-Camera Tickets in Baltimore County, Maryland Voided After Certification Mistake
Link to story on WJZ-TV:


6) The Science of a Great Subway Map
Link to article in Fast Company:

7) Former Grad Student's Proposed Pittsburgh Transit Map Goes Viral
Link to article in the Pittsburgh City Paper:

8) Improve Twin Cities' Transit Maps to Improve Ridership
Link to blog on Twin Cities Daily Planet:


9) UPS Crunches Data to Make Routes More Efficient, Save Gas
Link to Bloomberg article:


10) Royal Oman Police Installing ITS to Nab Traffic Offenders
Link to article in the Times of Oman:


11) Hungary Launches Tender for Unused Block in 450 MHz
Link to article in Telecompaper:


12) How 'Smart Parking' Could Save a Million Barrels of Oil Every Day
Link to blog in The Christian Science Monitor:


13) Reporting Around DHS Opacity
Link to story on WNYC Radio's On The Media:


14) US House Bill Will Require TSA Consult Security Advisory Group
Link to Bloomberg article:

15) Google Glass Earns Woman a Ticket While Driving in Ontario
Link to blog on Yahoo News Canada:

16) Digital Dilemmas: 'How Do I Stop My Teen from Texting and Driving?'
Link to column in Parade:


17) Edmonton Transit Removes Anti-Muslim Bus Ads
Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

18) SEPTA Adds Wi-Fi to Rail Stations, Unveils Real-Time App
Link to story on WCAU-TV:

19) Report: Bus Stop Announcements in Nassau County, New York Fall Short for Disabled Riders
Link to article from Newsday:

20) Apple Job Listings Hint at Future Public Transit Integration for Maps
Link to article on AppleInsider:


21) Macomb County, Michigan's High-Tech Operations Center on Track to Open in December
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

22) New Orleans Traffic Management Hurt by Lack of Manpower, Says Councilwoman
Link to article in The Times-Picayune:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1938 **75th anniversary** Martians 'invaded' New Jersey during the national radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds on the Columbia Broadcasting System.

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