Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Europe Looking to Follow US on In-Flight Electronics Rules
Link to article in The Guardian:

2) New Airplane-Gadget Rule Reopens Debate on Yakking
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


3) StreetSmart Campaign Hopes to Educate New Jersey Drivers and Pedestrians
Link to story on WMBC-TV:


4) Hamilton, Ontario Wants Eyes on Every Intersection
Link to article in The Hamilton Spectator:
Link to video report on CHCH-TV's Morning Live:


5) ITS Podcast Episode 7: ITSS Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
Link to podcast from IEEE:


6) Tesco Petrol Stations Use Face-Scan Tech to Target Ads
Link to BBC News story:


7) The Evolution of Citizen Journalism in Emergency Management
Link to article in Emergency Management:

8) Saudi Arabian Universities, Schools and Media Urged to Focus on Traffic Safety
Link to article on Arab News:


9) Effective Removal of Pavement Markings
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


10) Road Voyeurism Fueling Surge in Black Box Sales in South Korea
Link to Bloomberg article:

11) Telematics and Future-Proofing Strategies
Link to article on Telematics Update:

12) Insurance Telematics at Tipping Point as Execs Weight Ultimate Impact, Obstacles
Link to article on PropertyCasualty360:


13) University of Texas Researchers Tackle Austin Traffic – With Help from Your Smartphone
Link to story on KUT Radio:

14) Killeen, Texas Council May Add Traffic Video Wall
Link to article in the Killeen Daily Herald:

15) A Center of Excellence in Cooperative Traffic Management is Born in Europe
Link to article from EPFL:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
RailTrends – November 21-22 – New York City

Today in Transportation History    
1893 **120th anniversary** Raymond Loewy, who designed a host of transportation items, including the GG 1 locomotive, the livery of Air Force One and the Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, was born in Paris.

1943 **70th anniversary** The Vatican was bombed by a fascist aircraft during World War II.  It was the only attack on Vatican City, which was neutral during the war.

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