Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 15, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Utah Lawmakers: Air Traffic Computer Not Ready
Link to AP story:

2) US Signal Locator to Search for Air France Clues
Link to AP story:


3) Unlike Obama, US Senate Likes GPS Backup
Link to column on Nextgov:

4) Pedestrian Navigation Marches Toward Mainstream Adoption
Link to story on TheWhereBusiness:

5) New Book Helps Travelers ‘Never Get Lost Again’
Link to AP story:


6) Did Web Use Distract Long Beach, California Council During Port Discussion?
Link to story in the Contra Costa Times:

7) Replaying Disasters Till They Get It Right
California Maritime Academy students can practice scenarios in simulator.
Link to story in the Vallejo Times-Herald:


8) How Can Smart Technology Drive Performance?
Link to the National Journal Transportation Experts Blog:


9) Reduce Congestion, Win $50,000
ITS America, IBM partner in global challenge to seek new congestion-busting ideas.
Link to story in The Journal of Commerce:


10) Georgia Woman Campaigns to Label Cars Driven by ‘Newly Licensed’
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


11) Honolulu’s New Transit Logo Biased, Rail Opponents Say
Link to story in The Honolulu Advertiser:

12) New York Senator Urges New York MTA Action on Wireless Internet
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Senator Charles Schumer:

13) Los Angeles MTA Boots Up Transit Data Site
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:

14) Your Client on a Light Rail Station
Naming rights are the new thing for municipalities.
Link to story in Media Life:


15) The Future of GPS Traffic Monitoring in Australia
Link to interview with Adam Game, CEO of Intelematics on Lifehacker:

16) Traffic Lights Retimed at 1,000 London Junctions
Link to story in the London Evening Standard:,000+junctions/

17) Traffic Management Center (TMC) Weather Integration Self-Evaluation and Planning Guide
Link to publication from the Federal Highway Administration:

News Releases
New Online Forum Addresses Traffic Calming, Traffic Congestion, School Zone Safety and Other Traffic-Related Topics
2) AASHTO Financial Center Launches Web Site for State DOTs
3) Airbus Formally Signs Into SESAR Multi-partner Agreement
4) Better Observed and Enforced Traffic Laws Vital to Saving Lives – UN Agency
5) Guidepoint to Provide Connectivity, Services for New Visteon Radio-Navigation System

Upcoming Events
Where Do You Think You’re Going…Workshop to Help Shape Future Research Into Sustainable Intelligent Transport – June 25 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Today in Transportation History
1904 **105th anniversary** - The SS General Slocum burned in New York City’s East River killing over 1,000 people.

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