Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Regional Managers – Imago North America

Imago North America (formerly ADDCO) is hiring Regional Managers to help grow its Fixed Dynamic Message Sign Business in the USA. Experienced transportation sales & business development individuals should submit resumes to Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, professional global company. For more information on Imago, please visit


1) Southwest Airlines to Begin Testing In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to story in USA Today:
Link to news release from Southwest Airlines:

2) National Airspace System: FAA Reauthorization Issues are Critical to System Transformation and Operations
Link to US Government Accountability report:


3) Catching Bus in Pittsburgh Just Text Message Away
Link to story on WPXI-TV:
Link to further information on RouteShout:


4) Cameras to Replace Police on Chennai Roads
Link to story in The Times of India:


5) Google Maps, MapQuest Neck and Neck
Link to CNET News story:


6) Navigation Companies Crowdsource Maps, Traffic Services
Link to story in Wired:
Link to news release from Tele Atlas:

7) Alignment of a Portable Navigation System
Link to story in GPS World:


8) Fog Signs Ready to Go on California Freeway
Link to story in The Selma Enterprise:

9) Cook County, Illinois Road Signs Raise Eyebrows
County spending $120,000 to put up arcane road markers that are of little use to motorists.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,5578824.story


10) US Transportation Security Administration to Test Encrypted Flight Boarding Passes
Link to story in USA Today:

11) Foes Spy Security Holes in Massachusetts Governor’s Tax Plan
Privacy concerns over chip that may be used for mileage fee.
Link to story in the Boston Herald:


12) South Africa Broadcasting Corp. Launches Telephone Traffic Update Service
Link to story on Bizcommunity:

13) Singapore Citizens to Get Road Info on Mobile Phones
Link to story in FutureGov:

14) Chennai Traffic Police to Launch New Web Site
Link to story in The Times of India:
Link to site:

15) Transportation Information Will Soon be at Your Fingertips in Central Coastal California
511 to debut this summer.
Link to story on KSBY-TV:

News Releases
CSR and SiRF Combine Forces for Bluetooth and GPS Market Leadership
2) Charlottesville (Virginia) Transit Service Announces Online Trip Planning with Google Transit
3) Bus Left You Waiting in the Cold? Use Your Cell Phone to Track It Down
4) Jaguar Affirms State-of-the-Art Digital Technology Leadership with Adoption of HD Radio Technology Standard Across 2010 Line

Upcoming Events
AASHTO National Transportation Management Conferences – April 5-10 – San Antonio, Texas

Today in Transportation History
1809 **200th anniversary** - Robert Fulton takes out his first patent for improvements in navigation by steam.

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