Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Bikes Lanes Able to Trigger Traffic Lights, Utah DOT Says
Link to story on KSTU-TV:

2) How a Fitness App is Training Transportation Planners
Link to article in Public CEO:


3) Quantum Technology Could Offer Alternative to GPS
Link to article in E&T:


4) Articles from May Issue of CTS Catalyst
 -   Flashing LED Stop Signs Can Reduce Dangerous Right-Angle Crashes
 -  Warning System Could Protect Drivers from Traffic 'Shock Waves'

5) Upcoming Events from the ERTICO Network
Link to further information:


6) Computerized Train-Tracking System Unveiled at Thomasville, North Carolina Visitors' Center
Link to article in The Dispatch:


7) Text Messaging 911 Takes Effect in US: What You Need to Know
Link to story on ABC's Good Morning America:

8) Malaysia Transport Ministry Wants Airlines to Use Interpol Database
Link to article in The Star:

9) Belgium Road Safety Group Crowdsources Dangerous Traffic Hotspots
Link to article in Fast Company:


10) The Responder – May 2014
Link to newsletter from The Incident Management Network:


11) Palm Beach, Florida Sheriff Unveils App Designed to Provide Audio Traffic Updates
Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:


12) Competitors Join Forces for UR:BAN Traffic Management and Safety Project
Link to article on motoring:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium – August 21-22 – Madison, Wisconsin

Today in Transportation History    
1904 **110th anniversary** The Japanese battleships Hatsuse and Yashima were sunk after striking mines during the Russo-Japanese War.

1939 **75th anniversary** The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association was created.

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