Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 31, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) NASA, FAA Work Focus on NextGen R&D

Link to article in Aviation Week:,%20FAA%20Work%20Focus%20On%20NextGen%20R&D

2) Funding The Aviation Industry's Conversion to NextGen

Link to the National Journal’s Transportation Experts Blog:


3) Do Traffic Cameras Violate Right to Privacy?

Link to column in The Miami Herald:


4) How GPS Takes the Guesswork Out of Beating Traffic

Link to story and video on NY1 News:

5) Commercial Use of GPS Technology Still to Pick Up in India

Link to article in Mint:


6) 70 Ports in India to be Connected Electronically

Link to SiliconIndia article:


7) ITS Strategic Plan Update

Link to further information from US DOT:


8) Campaign to Fight DUI Offers 'Jail Call'

Link to article in the Deseret News:


9) Busiest Roadways in Texas Go Online Tuesday

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

10) Sanral: South Africa’s Road Miracle or a Waste of Taxpayers’ Money?

Link to article on Moneyweb:


11) No eNatis Worries, Says South Africa Road Agency

Link to article in The Times:

12) Police in Australia Urging Residents to Film Hoon Drivers in Action

Link to article in the Herald Sun:,21985,25998122-661,00.html

13) Governors Highway Safety Association Backs Texting Ban

Link to AP article:


14) South Africa Launches Bus Rapid Transit

Link to BuaNews article:

15) Smart Cards for Kenya Public Transport

Link to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation story:

16) Wellington, New Zealand Buses Climb Aboard Google Maps

Link to article in The National Business Review:


17) Latest Edition of Traffic Technology International Online

Link to magazine:

News Releases

1) New Idaho Mobility Web Site Introduced

2) New Roadway Markings for Bicyclists Being Piloted in Redmond and Kirkland, Washington

3) Fiat Punto Evo to Feature ‘Blue&Me – TomTom’: The New Integrated Infotainment System for Fiat Drivers from Fiat and TomTom

4) Winning Road Projects Deliver Innovation, Preservation, Congestion Relief and More

5) Top Highway Safety Awards to be Presented in Georgia

Upcoming Events

12th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems – October 3-7 – St. Louis

Today in Transportation History

1999 **10th anniversary** - LAPA Flight 3142 crashed on takeoff in Buenos Aries.


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