Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 16, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Lost Luggage at Indian Airports is Now Only a Click Away

Link to article on Daily News & Analysis:

2) A Cool Pilot, but the Plane was Cooler

Link to review in Books of The Times:

Sullenberger Takes Issue with New Book

Link to article in The New York Times:


3) Speed Cameras to be Privatized in Western Australia

Link to article in The Sunday Times:,21598,26350207-5017004,00.html


4) Swiss Say Google’s Street View is Too Revealing

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to news release from the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner:


5) Dutch Drivers to Pay Tax on Road Time, Not on Car

Link to AP article:

Link to further information from the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management:

6) Pioneer Sues Garmin Over Navigation Technology

Link to IDG News Service article:

Link to news release from Pioneer:

7) Map Hole Points the Way

Link to further information from Yanko Design:


8) Florida’s Turnpike Workshops Go Digital

Link to article in The Miami Herald:

Link to news release from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise:

9) Bridge Sensors Send Stress Data to Drexel Researchers

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Link to news release from Drexel University:

10) The Road Ahead - Without Potholes

Engineers are working on a 'forever open' design involving a new generation of road surfaces that clean and repair themselves.

Link to article in Scotland on Sunday:


11) Real ID Program in Deep Trouble

Link to article in Computerworld:

12) Report on ‘the eCall Summit: Time for Deployment’

Link to article from ERTICO-ITS Europe:


13) Massachusetts Offers First Set of Real-Time MBTA Transit Data to Developers

Link to story on WBUR Radio:

Link to MassDOT Developers Page Beta:

14) New iPhone Apps Offer Help for MBTA Riders

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

15) Chile’s Transport Ministry to Monitor Mass Transport with Intelligent Systems

Link to article on Business News Americas:

16) E-ticketing Soon on All Bangalore Buses

Link to article in The New Indian Express:


17) Downing Street Plan to Put Transport Info at Passengers’ Fingertips

Link to article in the Telegraph:

18) Dallas Cowboys Stadium Avoids Traffic Snarls with Camera System

Link to article in Government Technology:

19) These Traffic Reporters do Their Work on the Fly

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,7135240.story


20) No Smart Plates for Gauteng for January 2010

Link to article on ITWeb:

21) Internet May Forever Change Your Car Radio

Link to article in The National:

22) Volvo Safety, 2011 Style: It Brakes for Walkers

Link to article in The New York Times:

23) BMW Traffic Management -- Keep Those Ultimate Machines Driving

Link to article in Motor Trend:

News Releases

1) New Air Navigation Center Opens in Abu Dhabi

2) New Technology Allows Enforcement of Anti-Texting Legislation

3) ITS-NY is now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

4) Massachusetts DOT Announces Creation of Cape Cod Canal Area Traffic Task Force

5) Mercedes-Benz USA and Hughes Telematics Launch New Telematics Service: mbrace

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1979 **30th anniversary** - The first line of the Bucharest Metro opened.


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