Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 22, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Road-Testing the New Mobile Boarding Passes
Link to Tribune Newspapers story:,0,5152088.story


2) Real-Time Cameras to Monitor Bettendorf, Iowa Buses
Link to story in the Quad-City Times:

3) Seattle Police Cruise for Meter Cheaters Using New Camera Technology
Link to story in The Seattle Times:


4) Google Maps Heading to a College Near You
Link to AP story:


5) New Jersey Bill Targets Drivers’ Use of GPS Devices
Link to story in the Daily Record:


6) EU Intelligent Transport Systems Plan Stalls
Link to story in Computing:

7) United Nations International Committee on GNSS Request Input on GNSS Interoperability
Link to further information:


8) Minnesota Pushes Work from Home to Cut Traffic
Link to AP story:
Link to further information on eWorkPlace:


9) Illinois, Iowa Restrict I-80 Inspection Records
Link to story in the Quad-City Times:

10) In Missouri, a Free Speech Fight Over a Highway Adoption
Link to story in The New York Times:


11) Driver Distraction has Big Impact on Truck Crashes
Recent study says 100% of commercial vehicle crashes were due to driver distractions.
Link to story in Today’s Trucking:
Link to news release from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute:

12) New Zealand Texters Ignore Safety Message
Link to story in the Herald on Sunday:


13) DC Metro Relaunching System to Provide Data on Next Bus's Arrival Time
Link to story in The Washington Post:

14) London's Underground to 'Go Mobile'
Plans are in the works to install cell phone coverage across the British capital's transport system ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Link to story in BusinessWeek:

15) Dubai Metro Finalizes Passenger Evacuation Plan for Emergencies
Link to story in Gulf News:

16) Advances in Fare Collection Technology Presented at APTA Rail Conference
Link to story in Passenger Transport:

17) Balancing New Technologies with Old Infrastructure
Link to story in Passenger Transport:


18) Pennsylvania Motorists to Get Help Navigating Roads Using '511'
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

19) FIU Student Researchers Study Rush Hour
Link to AP story:

20) Intelligent Traffic Hits Wichita
Link to story and video on KAKE-TV:

21) Help for New Zealand's Worst Traffic Jams
Link to story in the Herald on Sunday:

22) New City Site Monitors Traffic Through Redmond, Washington
Link to story and video on KING-TV:

23) Review of Traffic Info, a Real-Time Traffic Monitoring App
Link to review on Know Your Mobile:


24) Eight Big Ideas that Make Way for Tomorrow’s Smarter Vehicles
Link to story in Popular Mechanics:

News Releases
Tele Atlas Leverages Community Input to Add New Roads and Location Content
2) Tele Atlas HD Traffic Delivers New Standard in Real-Time Traffic to Navigation and Location-Based Industries
3) Northrop Grumman Delivers First Demonstration Satellite for Space Tracking and Surveillance System

Upcoming Events
4th Annual Canada Maritime Conference – September 23-24 – Vancouver, British Columbia

Today in Transportation History
1984 **25th anniversary** - Virgin Atlantic made its first flight.

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