Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 11, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Buffalo Crash Sparks Debate Over Use of Cockpit Recordings
Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:


2) New Web Site Lets You Compare Bus Tickets
Link to AP story:
Link to BusJunction:

3) New York MTA’s Bright Idea
Agency to roll out LED screens on bus exteriors with full-motion ads.
Link to story in the New York Post:


4) Red Light Cameras Could Vanish in Texas
Link to story on KVIA-TV:


5) Bridge Transponders Pass Test in Rhode Island
Link to story in The Providence Journal:


6) Blanket GPS Coverage in the Cross Hair
Link to story in PC World:


7) Innovation Beats Recession
A profile of New Zealand’s HMI Technologies, a provider of custom-built intelligent traffic systems and products.
Link to story in Business to Business:


8) San Jose and Los Angeles Use Technology to Ease Downtown Parking Congestion
Link to story in PublicCEO:


9) Kansas City Scout Signs Don't Warn About Closed Boulevard
Project manager says they didn't use signs because it didn't affect interstate or the entire off-ramp.
Link to column in The Kansas City Star:

10) May Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:


11) Air Marshals' Secret Communication Weapon
Link to story in Wired:
Link to further information on FAMSCOM:

12) Boston T to Ban Workers' Phone Use on the Job
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
Grim Message: Texting Can Kill

13) US-Canada Border Ready for New Era
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative to have full implementation June 1.
Link to AP story:

14) Threat-Spotting Cameras Raise Question: Is Surveillance Better When Big Brother is a Computer?
Link to AP story:,0,7689983.story


15) Bank Card System Weighed for DC Metro
Link to story in The Washington Post:

16) Atheists Sue Bloomington Transit Over Ad Rejection
Link to story in the Indiana Daily Student:

17) Capitol Corridor Wants Internet-Equipped Trains
Link to story on Wi-Fi Net News:
Link to additional information from the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority:


18) Web Site Helps Baltimore Drivers Plan Morning Commute
Link to story on WJZ-TV:


19) Speed-Restricted Car: A Review
Link to story in the Telegraph:

News Releases
European Consumers are Ready to Embrace Low Cost Navigation Systems, Finds Frost & Sullivan
2) UK Highways Agency Receives Industry Award for Keeping Roads and Information Flowing

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Next Generation 911 (NG 911) Summit for Large Cities – May 21

Today in Transportation History
1924 **85th anniversary** - Mercedes-Benz was created through the merger of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschat and Benz & Cie.

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