Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 2, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Wi-Fi Creates Challenges as Well as Opportunities for Airlines

Link to article in Travel Weekly:


2) GPS Satellite Beset by Permanent Signal Problem

Link to article on Spaceflight Now:

3) NASA Space Map Uses Quasars to Guide GPS Satnavs

Link to article in The Telegraph:


4) States Scramble to Track Federal Stimulus Bucks

Link to article in Computerworld:

5) Maryland is Tops at Tracking Stimulus Spending

Link to article in Computerworld:

6) Track Those Stimulus Tax Dollars in an ‘Augmented Reality’

Link to story and audio report on NPR’s Morning Edition:


7) Many in the US Want Texting at the Wheel to be Illegal

Link to article in The New York Times:

8) US Army Show More than One Way to Look Under a Car

Link to article on CNET News:

9) US Department of Homeland Security Expands IdeaFactory

Link to article in Government Executive:


10) San Antonio Hopes Wi-Fi Lures Riders to Buses

Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:

11) Boston MBTA Unveils Ads Warning About Pervs

Link to article in the Boston Herald:


12) Kansas DOT Warning Systems Put to Use

Link to article in The Hays Daily News:

13) Massachusetts Transportation Agency Merger Faces a Few Snarls

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

14) Massachusetts Offers One-Stop Shopping for Traffic Webcams

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

Link to webcams:

15) Spanish and Basque Departments of Transportation Agree to Share Traffic Information

Link to EITB article:

16) New Traveler Information Services Association Specifications

Link to article from ERTICO-ITS Europe:

News Releases

1) Garmin’s Touchscreen aera Series Takes Pilots from Runway to Roadway

2) TrafficLand Launches Live Traffic Video in Chicago and Boston; Announces New Jersey and Colorado Coming Soon

3) FCC to Hold Broadband Field Hearing on Improving Public Safety Communications and Emergency Response

4) Inrix Traffic Powers ALK’s CoPilot Live Smartphone Navigation in North America

Upcoming Events

Webinar: TIMTC (Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition) – November 16

Today in Transportation History

1959 **50th anniversary** - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the UK, opened.


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