Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 5, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports Target Luggage Thieves

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

2) Survey Shows Passengers Unhappy with Internet, Transportation at DC Airports

Link to article in The Examiner:


3) Private-Equity Shapes Rand McNally’s Digital Future

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:


4) Under the Hood of Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND 500 – Truck Navigation Device

Link to interview in Directions Magazine:


5) In a Crash? You Could be Getting a Phone Call

Some against including phone numbers on Texas accident reports.

Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:


6) Bridge Safety: Illinois Puts Inspection Summaries Online

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune: getting-around_05oct05,0,7385266.column


7) Surveillance Will Expand to Midtown Manhattan, Mayor Says

Link to article in The New York Times: yregion

8) Experts Say ‘Distracted Drivers’ React to Penalties

Link to article in The Washington Post:


9) Fresh from London, New MTA Chief Eyes ‘Distinctly Different Customer Experience’ for New Yorkers

Link to article in the Daily News:

10) Dubai RTA Pushes ‘Intelligent Systems’ for Buses

Link to article in Xpress:

11) Catching a Bus with a BlackBerry

Link to column in Governing:


12) High-Tech Traffic Fix

Advances that use sensors to compile data can improve road and rail efficiency.

Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:,0,6980439.story

13) Among a World of Technology, the Human Touch

Link to article in The Washington Post:

14) Text Your Way Around Dublin Traffic Jams

Link to article on

15) October Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator

Link to newsletter:

News Releases

1) Renewed Interest in ITS Being Driven by Environmental and Safety Concerns

2) Missouri DOT Video Shows Life Cycle of a Highway

3) ITS Georgia 2009 Annual Meeting Under Way

4) American Airlines to Launch Social Networking Site Focused on Sharing Black Culture Experiences From Around the World

5) DC Metro Introduces Tool to Help Web Site Visitors Browse Content

6) PrePass and E-ZPass Deliver Positive Environmental Impact

Upcoming Events

3rd METRANS National Urban Freight Conference – October 21-23 – Long Beach, California

Today in Transportation History

1984 **25th anniversary** - Marc Garneau became the first Canadian to fly in space during a Space Shuttle flight.


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