Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 2, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Iteris to Introduce ClearPath™ Weather at APWA North American Snow Conference

Visit Iteris at the APWA 2014 North American Snow Conference in Cincinnati May 4 – 7 at Booth #1325 to experience ClearPath™ Weather, a next-generation road maintenance decision support system (MDSS). The cloud-based software provides winter maintenance strategies for optimizing personnel, equipment, and chemical treatments. ClearPath™ Weather features a user-friendly interface which allows maintenance managers to view the real-time information needed, such as looping radar, satellite imagery, weather forecasts, plow location, treatment recommendations, and route-specific hyper-local weather and pavement conditions.


1) Fastrak Averages 33 Mistaken Toll Violations Per Day
Link to story on KPIX-TV:


2) US Discussions Target Navigation Tech
Link to article on Marine Electronics:


3) Public Sector Takes Sides in Patent-Troll Fight
Link to article in Governing:


4) Pittsburgh Expands Use of High-Tech Traffic Signals
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


5) Not-in-Traffic Surveillance: Child Fatality and Injury in Non-traffic Crashes – 2008-2011 Statistics
Link to further information from NHTSA:


6) Metra Wind Detectors Aim to Keep Trains On Time
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

Friday Bonus
You don't often think of slides as a mode of transportation.

Upcoming Events
Insurance Telematics Canada 2014 – May 28-29 – Toronto

Today in Transportation History    
1969 **45th anniversary** The Queen Elizabeth 2 departed Southampton for New York on its maiden voyage.

May 3
1939 **75th anniversary** Union Station in Los Angeles opened.

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