Transportation news roundup: Drones for transportation use, Posters to remind riders to behave

Here are your transportation headlines for Jan. 15, 2014. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me.

Cute Tokyo Metro posters remind commuters to behave [CNET]
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The heart design in the posters represents “compassion and concern,” according to the English translation on the Tokyo Metro Web site.

Dallas firm sets meetings to discuss Milwaukee County bus contract [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

Dallas-based MV Transportation on Monday announced an extensive schedule of community meetings to discuss its hoped-for $164 million annual contract to run the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Michigan Tech Researches Feasibility of Drone Use in Transportation [Michigan Tech]

MTRI scientists and faculty from the main Michigan Tech campus are using unmanned aerial vehicles —popularly called drones—to help the US Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovation Technology Administration (USDOT/RITA) and other agencies to develop low-cost, highly-efficient ways to handle tasks that range from mapping the condition of unpaved roads to understanding traffic jams and evaluating the conditions inside culverts.

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