Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pedestrians to Test Accident-Prevention Transmitters in Expanded University of Michigan Road Test
Link to article in Automotive News:


2) Iridium Now Pushing to Support Maritime Safety
Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:

3) Calls in UK for GPS Device to Be Mandatory on Commercial Fishing Vessels
Link to article in Bridport News:


4) Florida House Transportation Plan Calls for More Cell Towers, Trailside Advertising
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:


5) Transport for London Seeks Blind Spot Technology
Link to article in Electronics Weekly:

6) US DOT Technology Research to Lead to Safer Drivers, Roadways
Link to story on WFED Radio:


7) Is Telematics a Double-Edged Sword for Insurance Agents?
Link to article in Insurance Business America:


8) T3 Webinar Playback: Managing Traffic During Flood Events - Transportation Agency Experiences and Strategies
Link to further information:


9) Portland Neighborhoods Complaining About TriMet's New Talking Buses
Link to article in The Oregonian:

10) Wi-Fi Coming Back to Golden Gate Transit Buses
Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:

11) Washington's Pierce Transit Changes Course, Won't Pay for Marketing Help for Now
Link to article in The News Tribune:


12) Sacramento's Fix 50 Traffic Center Keeps Project Running Smoothly
Link to story on KFBK Radio:

13) Transit Information in Lobbies and Store Windows: An Almost Great Idea
Link to blog from Sharp & Co:

14) Handbook for Communicating Travel Time Reliability Through Graphics and Tables
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


15) SiriusXM Bets Big on the Connected Car
Link to article in Radio World:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
I'm not sure this is the best way to promote an old horror movie coming out on DVD.

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1859 **155th anniversary** Construction began on the Suez Canal.

1959 **55th anniversary** The St. Lawrence Seaway was completed.

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