Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 6, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI's TIC Platform: Now Transit and Camera Compatible

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1) New Taxi Drivers in Australia Must Pass English Test

Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:

Link to news release from the Australian Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government:


2) California Rail Board Picks PR Firm After Rebidding

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


3) California Fog Pilot Program Will Warn Drivers

Link to article in The Fresno Bee:


4) US Builds Largest Biometric Database

Link to article in Aviation Week:


5) Telematics Platform Implements Firmware Applications from Service Providers

Link to article in EE Times Europe:


6) New York City Bus, Subway Info May Soon be on 311

Link to article in amNew York:

7) Bus Rapid Transit Helps Reduce Accident Rate in Pune, India

Link to Press Trust of India article:

8) Walk Score Adds Public Transit Information to Its Data Mix

Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Link to Walk Score

9) Transcript from Massachusetts DOT Developers Webcast Available

Link to article on The Transit Wire:

Link to presentation:


10) Control Restored to Montgomery County, Maryland Traffic Signals

Link to article in The Washington Post:

11) Viajeo Demo Cities Kick Off

Project will implement an open platform to collect and process traffic data and provide traffic information.

Link to article from ERTICO-ITS Europe:


12) Cars are Approaching ‘Auto’ Pilot Mode

Link to story on MSNBC:

News Releases

1) ITIS Launch Trafficscience with PROGOROD in Russia

2) Announcing the New and Improved FHWA Freight Web Site

Upcoming Events

Center for Transportation Studies 13th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium – December 4 – Minneapolis

Friday Bonus

I wonder if Yogi and Boo-Boo were part of this survey.

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** The 41 Drive-In in Chattanooga, Tennessee closed to make way for an interchange on I-75.


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