Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 23, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Eurocontrol's Role Managing the Airport Network
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:

2) The Hidden Beauty of Airport Runways, and How to Decipher Them
Link to article in Wired:


3) Berlin Lawmakers Seek Gender Equality in Their Pedestrian Signals
Link to article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek:


4) TriMet Security Cameras: 6% Don't Work Properly, Maintenance Records Show
Link to article in The Oregonian:


5) Tech Startup Emulates Uber to Match Shippers, Trucks
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


6) Making a City Smarter: Transportation and the Built Environment
Link to article on GreenBiz:

7) Smart Highways – Spring 2014
Link to magazine:


8) Are You Making It Easy for Visitors to Travel In Your City? Five Apps that Do
Link to article from the Smart Cities Council:


9) Changing Expectations: Mobile Devices Are Shifting Information Preferences
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) Maze of Issues Hamper Highway Signs Effectiveness in Delaware
Link to story on WDDE Radio:

11) Four Innovation Trends that Could Change the Way We Design Roads by 2020
Link to article in Forbes:


12) University of Maryland Police Testing Safety App with Two-Way, Multimedia Communications
Link to article in GCN:


13) Michigan DOT Testing New Technology to Help Drivers Avoid Traffic Jams
Link to story on WEYI-TV:

14) UK Research Project Exploring Innovative Traffic Management System
Link to article in Business Weekly:
Link to news release

News Releases

Friday Bonus
There are paper airplanes and then there are PAPER AIRPLANES!

 -  Call for Nominations – AASHTO Transportation Communications Skills Contest

Upcoming Events
IBTTA Annual Meeting – September 14-17 – Austin, Texas

Today in Transportation History    
1939 **75th anniversary** The USS Squalus sank during testing off the Isles of Shoals. Twenty-six crew members died but 33 others were rescued. The sub was salvaged and renamed the USS Sailfish.

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