Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 12, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Free Wi-Fi Coming to Salt Lake City Airport in July
Link to story in the Deseret News:

2) Europe Signs Air Traffic Deals Worth 1.9 Billion Euros
Link to Reuters story:


3) Better Bike Lane Signage is Low-Cost, High-Impact Solution for Urban Cyclists
Link to story in Fast Company:


4) Red Light District for Southernmost City?
Key West, Florida mayor floats cameras as way to raise money.
Link to story in the Key West Keynoter:


5) IBM Opens Railway Innovation Center in China
Link to AFP story:
Link to news release from IBM:

6) Lithuanian Railways Completes First GSM-R Call
Link to story on cellular-news:


7) Ban on Whole Body Imaging Would Hurt TSA, Chief Says
Link to story in Homeland Security Today:

8) Minneapolis/St. Paul, US DOT Test Next-Generation 911 Systems
Link to story in Government Computer News:


9) San Francisco Bay Area Universal Transit Card Stalls
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

10) New York City Transit Says It Erred in Disbanding Subway Emergency Team
Link to story in The New York Times:

11) Air Miles Could be Your Ticket for Edmonton Transit Ride
Link to story in the Edmonton Sun:

12) Metra Rolls Out Its First Train Cars Wrapped in Paid Advertising
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6685116.story

13) AT&T Will Become Fourth Wireless Service in Chicago Subways
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,33216.story


14) Traffic Lessons Learned Keep Cars Moving Into Tennessee Concert Site
Link to story and video in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:


15) What Service Providers and Auto Makers Can Learn From Each Other
Link to column on TMCnet:

16) Higher Gas Mileage Standards at Expense of Safety Advances
Link to commentary in The Detroit News:

News Releases
Trimble Acquires Accutest for Vehicle Diagnostics and Telematics to Expand its Fleet Management Solutions

Upcoming Events
North American Freight Flows Conference: Understanding Changes and Improving Data Sources – September 16-17 – Irvine, California

Friday Bonus
I guess Angelina Jolie wasn’t available.

Today in Transportation History
1889 **120th anniversary** - The Armagh rail disaster took place in Ireland. Seventy-eight people, many children, died.

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