Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 23, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) The Benefits of Integration
Strong IT infrastructure enhances services, reduces costs at Raleigh-Durham Airport's new terminal.$26381


2) Mississippi Bans Red-Light Cameras
Link to story in The Commercial Dispatch:

3) Traffic Camera Backlash Growing in Ohio Cities
Link to AP story:


4) Google Maps StreetView 'May be a Security Threat' in Northern Ireland
Link to story in the Belfast Telegraph:


5) Slovakia’s Road-Toll System Will be Up and Running by January 1, 2010, says SkyToll
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:


6) Sat-Nav Going Live in Ireland to Beat Gridlock
Link to story in The Independent:

7) Top New York Court to Weigh Warrantless GPS Use
Link to AP story:,0,266900.story


8) Do Maritime Security Smart Cards Defy Common Sense?
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:


9) Federal Inspectors Often Difficult to Reach, Group Says
Inspector general hotline for US DOT handled by third-party call center.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

10) Spend Now to Help Society Run ‘Smarter’
Link to commentary in JoongAng Daily:

11) New Database Tells Big Brother You’re Uninsured
Link to story in Wired:


12) In-Flight Entertainment Systems Raise Safety Issues
Link to story in USA Today:


13) Why Metra is Riding Slow Train to Future
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,398128.story

14) Union Sues to Get Ad on Fresno, California Bus
Link to story in The Fresno Bee:

15) Virtualization and Transit
IT that improves operations and strengthens customer service.
Link to story in Mass Transit:


16) Stimulus Bill Funds Intelligent Transportation System Projects
Link to story in Government Technology:

17) Indianapolis Plans for Heavy Super Bowl Traffic
Planning for event begins years before game.
Link to story in The Indianapolis Star:

18) Getting Traffic Information to Commuters is an Art and a Science
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,717752.column

19) I-80 Web Site is Launched in California
Link to story in The Union:
Link to Get Across I-80:


20) New In-Vehicle Platform for Driving Next Generation Car PCs
Link to story on iTWire:

21) Smart Truck Deliveries in Berlin
Delivery trucks are equipped with dynamic route planning software.
Link to story on Hellmail:

News Releases
NOAA - Emergency Managers to Test Atlantic/Gulf Tsunami Warning and Response
2) Monash University Study: Roadside Ads Distract Drivers
3) Tees Valley Public Transport Info Service Goes Live

Upcoming Events
Cooperative Systems on the Road – May 12-14 – Helmond, Netherlands

Today in Transportation History
1889 **120th anniversary** - The Woolwich Free Ferry began service. It crosses the River Thames in London.

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