Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Europe Official: Air Safety Whistle-Blowers Hushed
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2) Internet Map That Pinpoints Danger Spots for Cyclists to Avoid in London
Link to story in the Evening Standard:
Link to map:


3) Extra Second for Yellow Traffic Light Costs Big for Traffic Camera Fine Revenue
City of Rome, Georgia considering ending the use of red-light cameras because of a decrease in revenue.
Link to story in the Rome News-Tribune:

4) GOP Nixes Ohio Construction Zone Cameras
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5) Controversial New Product Identifies Red-Light Camera Locations
Link to video report on KING-TV:


6) Obama Proposes Terminating System that Backs Up GPS
Link to story on NextGov:


7) Japan, China Conduct Communication Drill for Maritime Salvage
Link to Xinhua story:

8) Robotic Fish to Detect Pollution in Ports
Link to BBC News story:

9) Washington State Lawmakers Scuttle Ferry Naming Rights Idea
Link to story in The Daily Herald:


10) Michigan County Calls for Removal of Hitchhiking Warning Signs
Link to story in The Jackson Citizen Patriot:


11) Networked Cars Driving Transportation Vision
Link to story in Business Edge:

12) New Consortium Focuses on Infotainment Software
Link to story in Automotive Engineering International:

News Releases
Missouri DOT Asks Drivers to Rate Work Zones – Public Feedback Will Ensure Safety and Efficiency
Sensys Networks Wireless Sensors Based on TI Microcontrollers Help Manage Traffic for 10+ Years Without Maintenance
3) Dadnab Extends Transit Texting Service to Southern California
4) National Traffic Camera Network Offers XML Feeds for Public Safety Data Fusion Applications

Upcoming Events
AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium – April 5-8 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - Einar Dessau of Denmark made what is now considered the first ‘ham’ radio transmission. (in Danish)

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