Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join us April 6-8 for IBTTA’s Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop in Jersey City, NJ!

Important program additions include an MUTCD (signage) update from IBTTA’s representative, Maurice Palumbo of the Golden Gate Bridge and an overview of ASCE’s new sustainability ENVISION certification program. We’ll see how the Port Authority is dealing with post-Sandy damage AND have a special visit to the top of One World Trade Center and the Tribute Memorial. For the Technical Tour, the Bayonne Bridge is being raised! The Port Authority will take the attendees on to the construction site and explain the process. We’re talking about Extreme Weather Management, Incident Management, Roadside Customer Assistance, Work Zone Safety, Pavement Technologies, New LED Options, Law Enforcement, Innovation in Asset Management and much more. Visit to check out the updated program and to register today!


1) Smarter Direction for New Zealand Car Satnav
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:


2) Web-Based Maritime Trail Available Soon in Florida
Link to article in Santa Rosa's Press Gazette:


3) Shifting Audiences, Dead Newspapers Change Transportation Engagement
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


4) Colorado to Become First State to Issue Alerts for Hit-and-Run Crashes
Link to AP article:

5) Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: Transport Quebec Needs to Communicate on Road Project
Link to story on CTV Montreal:


6) Better Communications Latest Minnesota Response to Oil Transportation
Link to article in The Bemidji Pioneer:


7) New Details on Black Boxes for New York City Taxis
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


8) Q&A: Center for Study of Insurance Operations on Efforts to Standardize UBI Telematics Data in North America
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


9) Articles from Latest Issue of the Journal of Public Transportation
 -  Engaging Transit Riders in Public Awareness Programs
 -  Forecasting Mobile Ticketing Adoption on Commuter Rail


10) @Muscatraffic Provides Crowdsourced Traffic Updates for Oman Capital
Link to article in the Oman Daily Observer:
Link to Twitter account:


11) Senators Call on Automakers to Share More Information About Fatal Accidents
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news release

News Releases

Upcoming Events
New Jersey TransAction – April 8-10 – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History    
1879 **135th anniversary** Othmar Ammann, who had a major role in the design of a number of bridges, including the George Washington, Verrazano-Narrows and Bronx-Whitestone, was born in Feuerthalen, Switzerland.

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