Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Analytics That Provides Minute-by-Minute Data Visualization, Volume Data and User Delay Costs:  New with INRIX Analytics

INRIX Analytics has new features that allow for more granular visualizations of our historical archived data, improved user-friendly access to analytics, and a completely new User Cost of Delay module, including a database of nationwide traffic volume.  Join our webinar to learn more and find out how you can participate in the INRIX Analytics Trial Program.
Register for the INRIX Analytics Webinar: January 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm PST.


1) Senator McCaskill Questions Traffic Controllers in Botched Missouri Plane Landing
Link to story on KSMU Radio:


2) M4 and M5 Managed Motorway Project Near Bristol is Completed
Link to BBC News story:


3) South African Transport Minister Pushes for Reliable Road Incident Data
Link to article in Business Day:


4) Mississippi Transportation Report Says Mississippi DOT Needs More Spending Clarity
Link to AP article:

5) Baltimore Councilman Urges City to Release Speed-Camera Audit
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:


6) Moscow Region to Boost Protection of Computer Networks to Prevent Hacker Attacks Such as One Which Disabled Traffic Cameras
Link to ITAR-TASS article:

7) Data Tells a Safety Story
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


8) Real-Time System Lets Staten Island's South Shore Commuters Know When Their Train Arrives
Link to article and video in the Staten Island Advance:

9) New York City's Voice of the Subway
Link to video:

10) Listen in on Some Really Upset British Commuters
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


11) Super Bowl 2014: New Jersey DOT Will be Ready
Link to article in Inside Jersey:

12) Inside the New Jersey Traffic Management Center
Link to article in Inside Jersey:

13) Research Shows How Weather Affects Travel Times in London
Link to article in the Daily Mail:

14) Traffic Application Created for Anna Maria Island, Florida
Link to story and video on Bay News 9:


15) US Transportation Secretary Highlights Privacy Concerns Over Car Technology
Link to article in Computer Weekly:

16) Senate Bill Protects Privacy of Auto Data Recorders
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release:

17) Senator Franken Presses Ford on Location Data Collection Practices
Link to article in Computerworld:

18) Meet the Brains Behind Your Car's Touchscreen
Link to article in Automobile:

19) Panasonic Demonstrates Automotive Head Units Running Navigation and Entertainment from a Connected Phone
Link to article on CNET:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Talking Freight Seminar – MAP-21 Update and 2014 Initiatives – January 22

Today in Transportation History    
2003 **10th anniversary** Kansas DOT 511 began operation.

2009 **5th anniversary** US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River after hitting birds following takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.

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