Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Review: In Depth Look at AT&T Navigator Voice Navigation System on the iPhone 3S
Link to ZDNet review:


2) Port of Beaumont, Texas Trying Out Mobile Command Center
Link to story on KBMT-TV:

3) Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wants More Focus Given to Maritime Technology to Fight Security Threats
Link to Bernama story:


4) Communicating the Value of Transportation Research
Link to reports from the Transportation Research Board: (contractors final report)


5) University of Maryland Transportation Technology Helped During Deadly Metro Collision
Link to story on WJLA-TV:

6) US Senators Push for Rail Safety Tech Grants
Link to story in The Journal of Commerce:

7) US Report Criticizes Nuclear Detectors
Link to story in The Washington Post:

8) A Scanner Sharply
License plate readers, shifting through roadways for criminals, will soon be able to track you everywhere you drive.
Link to story in the New Haven Advocate:

9) FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Postpones 800 MHz Rebanding Financial Reconciliation ‘True-Up’ Date to December 31
Link to order from the Federal Communications Commission:


10) Computer Failure May Have Caused DC Subway Crash
Link to story in USA Today:

11) New York MTA Sells Naming Rights to Subway Station
Link to story in The New York Times:

12) Utah Transit Authority Cancels Closed Meeting After Newspaper Protest
Link to story in The Salt Lake Tribune:

13) SEPTA Delays ‘Smart-Card’ System Again
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


14) A Summary of DC Metro Alerts After the Crash
Link to column in The Washington Post:


15) ‘Black Box’ Technology Comes to Cars
Link to story in Wired:

News Releases
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Launches Twitter Traffic Updates
2) Operation Lifesaver Launches New Public Awareness Campaign to Reduce Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries
3) Iteris Receives Contract Award from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport
4) OmniAir, Brisa and Northwest Parkway to Demonstrate Integrated 5.9GHz DSRC Services

Upcoming Events
Advancing Traffic Signal Management Programs through Regional Collaboration – July 23

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - The Soviet Union launched Cosmos 287, a photo reconnaissance satellite.

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