Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 20, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Right Up Your Street (and Everyone Else’s) as Millions of Online Pictures Map the UK
Link to story in The Guardian:


2) TomTom Countersues Microsoft in Patent Dispute
Link to CNET News story:


3) Malaysian Maritime Agency to Improve Surveillance
Link to Bernama story:


4) Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Apologies After PR Blunders
Link to story and video on WCVB-TV:


5) State Senator Calls Some Virginia DOT Videos a Waste of Money
Link to story in The Daily News Record:


6) SEPTA Delays ‘Smart Card’ Fare System
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

7) DC Metro to Post Schedules, Routes on Its Web Site
Third parties, such as Google Transit, can use data to aid riders.
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to news release from WMATA:

8) Dutch Railways Launches Mobile Context-Aware Travel Application
System determines nearest station and offers customized services.
Link to story on cellular-news:

News Releases
Study Finds Consumers Increasingly Relying on Voice-Enabled Navigation and In-Car Systems
2) Research and Markets: Eco-driving-Harnessing the Potential of ITS - Available Now
3) Teamsters Announce Support of NextGen
4) Diesel Owners, Users, Lovers Called on to Share a Story – Diesel Technology Forum Sponsoring Video Contest

Upcoming Events
International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport – May 12-13 – Munich

Friday Bonus
Introducing the latest secret-identity superhero…Traffic Light Fixer!

Today in Transportation History
1964 **45th anniversary** - The European Space Research Organisation officially came into force.

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