Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 19, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for INRIX’s Free Webinar on How Crowdsourcing GPS Data Is Radically Changing the Traffic Information Landscape

INRIX is the leading provider of traffic and navigation services, and an innovator in crowdsourcing technologies and techniques. INRIX crowdsources real-time traffic information from over 1.3 million commercial and consumer vehicles and GPS-enabled smartphones across North America and Europe. Each driver in the INRIX Smart Driver Network sends anonymous “GPS probe” data to INRIX servers, which intelligently combine the information with billions of real-time speed data points from other drivers in the network and road sensor information from DOTs across the country. INRIX VP of Marketing Scott Sedlik will discuss the company’s breakthrough crowdsourcing technologies, methods, and business models for providing drivers instant access to the most comprehensive and reliable traffic and routing information available.

Register now at

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM (PDT); 1:00PM-2:00PM (EDT)


1) Free Wi-Fi for the Holidays on Virgin America

Link to CNET News column:


2) Sierra Hikers Overuse GPS Gizmos

Link to article in The Fresno Bee:

3) GPS Confused in Israel

Israeli army asks map company to differentiate between Israeli and Palestinian settlements.

Link to AFP article:

4) Inrix Claims 1.3 Million Traffic Probes in the US

Link to article in GPS Business News:

5) Global Impositioning Systems

Is GPS technology actually harming our sense of direction?

Link to article in The Walrus:


6) Future of Electronic Navigation Mapped Out in Singapore

Link to article on Seatrade Asia:


7) A Lesson in Traveling in the Dark

Minnesotans who are deaf, blind or both are helping officials see the barriers that transportation poses for them.

Link to article in the Star Tribune:

8) Fugitive Killer Alerts Don't Make It On Highway Signs

Link to story and video on KWES-TV:


9) Illinois Tollways: New Markers to be Posted Every Quarter-Mile Instead of Half-Mile

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,1822413.column

10) UK Road Signs Could Also Show Metric to Stop Foreign Lorry Drivers Wrecking Bridges

Link to article in the Daily Mail:


11) Security Cameras Come to Boston Trolleys

Link to article in The Boston Globe:


12) High-Tech Vigil for 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

Link to article in The Times of India:

13) How High-Tech Tools Can Improve Commutes

Link to blog from Washington State DOT:

14) Latest Edition of Traffic Technology International Now Online

Link to magazine:


15) California ‘Cool’ Car Rules Could Affect Radios, Phones

Link to article in The Detroit News:

News Releases

1) EU-Funded Project Runs an Experiment on Collaborative Air Traffic Decision Making

Job Posting

- Transportation Operations Supervisor – Stanford University – Stanford, California

Upcoming Events

ID World International Congress – November 3-5 – Milan, Italy

Today in Transportation History

1917 – Love Field in Dallas opened.


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