Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 11, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Military is Awash in Data from Drones

Link to article in The New York Times:


2) California Governor’s Budget Tallies $397 Million from Traffic Camera Tickets

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:

3) Signs Warn Florida Drivers of Non-existent Red Light Cameras

Link to story and video on WZVN-TV:


4) New, Old Businesses Have Trouble with Online Maps

Link to article in The Des Moines Register:


5) GPS Coverage to Get Sharper in Afghanistan

Link to article in the Air Force Times:

6) TomTom Plans Free Lifetime Map Updates, Traffic Reports

Link to article in TWICE:


7) Turkcell’s New Project is Remote Management of Lighthouses

Link to article on Turk.internet:

8) US Coast Guard to Pull Plug on LORAN-C Radio Signal

Link to article in The Providence Journal:

Link to news release from the US Coast Guard:


9) Philippine Transport Groups Back RFID

Controversial proposal would require vehicles to carry tags.

Link to article in the BusinessMirror:

Transport, Militant Groups State Protest vs. RFID

Link to ABS-CBN News story:

10) Buses, Trains are Plugging In on the Times with Wi-Fi

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-ride11.article#


11) Massachusetts Department of Transportation Gets Flak Over Flacks

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

12) New York MTA to Unveil a Makeover of Its Web Home

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to MTA Web site:


13) CSX, Georgia Team Up to Bolster Rail Security

State will be able to access real-time railroad information.

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


14) The Fake Freeway Sign that Became a Real Public Service

Link to article in Good:


15) Chicago Transit Barred from Banning Video Game Ads

Link to AP article:


16) Electronic Signs, Cameras to Update Seattle Drivers on Alaskan Way Viaduct Work

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

Link to news release from Washington State DOT:

17) Toronto’s Night Crawlers

Rush-hour drivers plod along as experts seek cure.

Link to article in the Toronto Sun:


18) Ashok Leyland, Cisco Collaborate for Intelligent Vehicles

Link to article in EE Times India:

News Releases

1) ACS To Provide Real-Time Passenger Information System for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

2) 4G Mobile Consumer Service Revenue Will Exceed $70 Billion in 2014

3) Texas Transportation Institute Teams with Inrix for 2010 Urban Mobility Report

4) Time Warner Cable Offers Customers a Solution to Southern California’s Traffic Woes

Upcoming Events

Explaining International Intelligent Transportation Systems Leadership – January 27 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** - Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.


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