Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 4, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Arizona May Abandon Speed Cameras on Highways

Link to AP article:

2) Facebook Site Takes a Look at Red-Light Camera Tickets in Corona, California

Link to article on PublicCEO:

3) Multi-million Dollar Safe Karachi Surveillance Plan

Link to article in The News International:


4) ‘Shovel Ready’ Casualty of Word War

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from Lake Superior State University:

5) January Issue of Traffic Technology International Now Online

Link to magazine:


6) Victoria Transport Ads Bill $5.5 Million

Link to article in The Age:

7) In Urban Jungle, Mowgli Teaches You Traffic Signs

Link to article in The Times of India:


8) Highway Signs Stir Up a Snicker

No Amish here, folks point out.

Link to article in the Columbia Daily Tribune:


9) Bills to Curb Distracted Driving Gaining Momentum

Link to article in The New York Times:

10) US Air Security Demands Cause Confusion in Europe

Link to NPR News story:


11) Hawaii Will Probably Hold Public Hearings on Honolulu Rail Transit

Hearings on project’s final environmental impact statement not required.

Link to article in The Honolulu Advertiser:

12) Rebranding TransLink

Multiregional transit fare card being renamed Clipper.

Link to article in The Examiner:

13) Anchorage Bus Stop Built Energy-Efficient and High-Tech

Link to article in the Anchorage Daily News:

14) Los Angeles Metro Goes Social Media with Facebook

Link to article on TMCnet:


15) State-of-the-Art Traffic System Before Commonwealth Games in Delhi

Link to article in The Economic Times:

16) When Storms Hit, They Hit Washington State DOT Web Site, Too

Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:

17) Bangalore Tries New Tech for Smooth Rides

Link to Express News Service article:

18) Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Radio Launched

Link to article in Viet Nam News:

19) Weather Forecasts for Wreckhouse Recognized as Problem

High winds in western Newfoundland region cause forecasts to be misleading to motorists, some say.

Link to article in The Western Star:


20) ‘Apps’ for the Auto are Coming

Link to story on MSNBC:

21) The Race for the Dashboard is On

AM/FM can no longer take its position in the automotive infotainment space for granted.

Link to commentary in Radio World:

News Releases

1) iSuppli Gets Exclusive First Look at Mercedes-Benz’s mbrace System

2) The In-Vehicle Digital Radio Landscape

3) Guidepoint Launches GPS-Based iPhone App

Upcoming Events

Urban Transport World Saudi Arabia 2010 – January 25-27 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** - Léon Delagrange, a French aviator and sculptor, died in an airplane crash in Bordeaux, France.


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