Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Learn how the State of Indiana DOT has leveraged MDSS technology during one of the snowiest winters on record!

Weather forecasting information is readily available on the Internet and TV, but is this enough for road maintenance managers to properly prepare for snow events?  What if you could isolate when and where snow or ice buildup will occur on a route, or when to plow or apply treatment with pinpoint accuracy?  

Join Tony McClellan, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, Seymour District, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and Ben Hershey, Associate Vice President of Iteris, on Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern and learn more about how INDOT has benefitted from using ClearPath Weather™, a maintenance decision support system (MDSS) from Iteris, to optimize snow removal operations during one of the snowiest winters on record.  

Register today for this free webinar on February 19 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific


1) FAA Says India Must Update Aviation Technology Knowhow
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) US House Transportation Committee Passes In-Flight Phone Call Ban
Link to article in The Hill:

3) Global Satellite to Take Over Air Traffic Management?
Link to article in MICEBTN:


4) Bills to Regulate Virginia Police Use of License-Plate Reader Data Are Shelved for a Year
Link to article in The Washington Post:


5) Crisis Communications Expert Explains How to Prep the Public for a Winter Storm
Link to article in Government Security News:

6) Social Media Changes Emergency Operations, Adds Immediacy
Link to McClatchy News Service article:


7) Ice Sensors Keep Problem Bridges in Mississippi Safe
Link to story on WREG-TV:

8) Oklahoma DOT Turns to Social Media to Catch Highway Sign Thieves
Link to story on KFOR-TV:


9) Is New Truck-Monitoring Technology for Safety – Or Spying on Drivers?
Link to article in Forbes:


10) B is for Bus, But Designers Prefer Pictograms for New South Wales Transport Signs
Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

11) Meet the Voices of New Jersey Transit: A Former Casino Showgirl and Lots of Robots
Link to article on NJ.com:

12) Outlaw New York City Subway Signs Aim to Ease Riders Through Labyrinth
Link to story on WNYC Radio:

13) University of Connecticut Transportation Puts New Bus GPS Online
Link to article in The Daily Campus:


14) New Road App Will Offer Real-Time Traffic Updates for UAE
Link to article in The National:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1984 **30th anniversary** STS-41-B, the fourth flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, landed at the Kennedy Space Center.

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