Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Mars Mapping Tool Open Sourced
Link to story in Government Computer News:


2) Dash Navigator Gets Open API
Link to story on Webware:

3) MIT Students Show Power of Open Cell Phone Systems
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from MIT:

4) Nokia Sees Half of Cell Phones with GPS in 2010-12
Link to Reuters story:


5) US Coast Guard Takes US VISIT Mobile
Link to story on SecureIDNews:


6) EC Approves TomTom Buy of Tele Atlas
Link to story in PC World:

7) Researchers Find Potential Path to Improve Radio Communications
Link to story in Government Computer News:


8) Federal Communications Commission Starts Over with Emergency Network Push
Link to CNET News story:
Link to news release from the FCC:

9) Malaysian Road Safety Ads to be Given New Lease of Life
Ads to be reviewed for effectiveness.
Link to story in The Star:


10) Ideas to Improve Traffic Flow
Experts: Fine-tune signals to save fuel, cut tie-ups.
Link to McClatchy Newspapers story:

11) Traffic Lights to be Repaired Nationwide in Ghana
Signals to be linked to central locations in the cities for efficient traffic control.
Link to story in The Ghanaian Times:

12) Newcastle, UK Takes Traffic Monitoring Mobile
The Tyneside local authority is first UK organization to deploy a CCTV-to-mobile service for live monitoring of city traffic cameras.
Link to story on ITPro:

News Releases
California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces New Web Site with Virtual Trips Throughout the State
Operation Lifesaver’s New Safety Brochure Has Safety Tips for All Types of Passenger Trains
3) Urban Mapping Releases Mass Transit Database
4) Alert FM Platform Now Available in Florida - Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to Benefit from FM Radio-based Emergency Communications System
5) Nokia Signs Agreement to Sell Its Line Fit Automotive Business

Job Posting
- Director, Communications – Air Transport Association – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
Low Cost Airlines World Americas 2008 – June 17-19 – Coral Gables, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1988 **20th anniversary** - A drunk driver, on the wrong side of the highway, hit a bus filled with children near Carrollton, Kentucky. Twenty-seven people died.


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