Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 21, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Flight Delay Predictor Saves Airport Time and Hassle

Link to story in PC World:


2) Hundreds of Drivers in Florida File Lawsuits Against Cities Using Traffic Cameras

Link to story in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:,0,1415524.story


3) Thousands Cancel E-ZPass as Maryland Starts Monthly Fee

Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,5257977.story


4) Baghdad’s Sole Traffic Lights: Struggle for Normality

Link to AFP story:


5) US House Members to TSA: Don’t Destroy Registered Traveler Data

Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


6) EU Considers Imposing Car Crash Alert System

Link to Reuters story:

7) Chrysler and Hughes Telematics Part Ways

Link to story in Automobile Magazine:


8) Toronto Transit Commission Bus Plan Aims to ‘Urge People Out of Their Cars’

SMS text messaging and signs with arrival times part of the effort.

Link to story in the National Post:


9) DC Metro Tweets Far from Short and Sweet (or Decipherable)

Link to story in The Washington Post:

Job Postings

- Planner 2 (ITS Specialist) – TranSystems – Boston, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit – November 18-19 – Melbourne

Friday Bonus

Maybe they’ll roll this out on the New York City subways next.

Today in Transportation History

1984 **25th anniversary** - A bomb exploded outside the Rah Ahan railroad station in Teheran. Eighteen people were killed.,4401653


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