Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


Bernie’s Notes

In November I posted a note asking you to consider supporting the TCN. Many of you responded and I’m very appreciative. I put the appeal aside in December because of the holidays but now that we’re into the new year, and my freelance work is my primary source of income, I thought I’d again seek your support. There are a number of different ways you can support the TCN. One is by making a contribution. You may mail a check or money order or you may make a contribution through PayPal. Details are listed below. In the days ahead I’ll include other ways you can support the TCN. One is just letting others know about the TCN so they can subscribe. Thank you again for your encouragement. It’s been a fun ten and a half years and I look forward to much more. I only expect to make an appeal for contributions twice a year, in January and June.

CAMERAS

1) Arizona Audit: ‘Only $37 Million’ Raised from Photo Enforcement

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/01/21/20100121photoenforcement0121.html

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

2) E-ZPass Looks to Next Generation

Link to article in the Times Union:

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=891281

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Nokia Takes on Google with Free Navigation App

Link to column on CNET News:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10438524-266.html

Link to news release from Nokia:

http://www.nokia.com/press/press-releases/showpressrelease?newsid=1375569

OTHER

4) Lawsuit Claims Arkansas DMV Database Used for Marketing, Private Data Accessed

Link to AP article:

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article.aspx?aID=119724.54928.131865

5) Backing Up Twitter and Facebook Posts Challenges Governments

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/738859

PARKING

6) Apple Working on Parking App for Mobile Devices

Link to blog in The Baltimore Sun:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/technology/2010/01/apple_iphone_parking_applicati.html

7) Guidebook for Evaluating Airport Parking Strategies and Supporting Technologies

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/Guidebook_for_Evaluating_Airport_Parking_Strategie_162823.aspx

ROADWAYS

8) Moose Blood Used as Road Sign in Norway

Link to AFP article:

http://www.news24.com/Content/World/News/1073/70a7ac1397d1428c8969a867aa5c11fa/21-01-2010-10-34/Moose_blood_used_as_roadsign

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) US First Responder Communications Still a Mess

Link to blog in Federal Computer Week:

http://fcw.com/blogs/quick-study/2010/01/jamie-barnett-public-safety-communications.aspx

10) Winter Edition of Safe Highway Matters Online

Link to publication:

http://www.SafeHighways.org/SafeHighwayMatters.Winter2010.pdf

TRANSIT

11) RFID Research to Make Transit Workers Safer

Link to article in Metro:

http://www.metro-magazine.com/News/Story/2010/01/RFID-research-to-make-transit-workers-safer.aspx

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) ITS Corrupted: Intelligent Racketeering Slowly Unravels Over Traveler Data Monopoly

Link to commentary in TOLLROADnews:

http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/4546

News Releases

1) 612th Air Operations Center Manages, Improves Air Traffic Flow Into Haiti

2) Intelligent Transportation Society of America Announces Call for Entries for ‘2010 Best of ITS Awards’

3) Nissan Australia to Offer SUNA Traffic Channel in Vehicles

4) FAA Sends Temporary Air Traffic Control Tower to Haiti

5) NTSB Determines Engineer’s Failure to Observe and Respond to Red Signal Caused 2008 Chatsworth Accident; Recorders in Cabs Recommended

Upcoming Events

Urban Transport World Australia 2010 – February 22-25 – Sydney

http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/utw/

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** - A Rhesus monkey, Miss Sam, was launched into space.

http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/nasaNAS~7~7~31303~135168:The-Rhesus-monkey,-Miss-Sam,-with-f

Contributions for the TCN

Contributions to the TCN are greatly appreciated. You can mail a contribution to me at:

Bernie Wagenblast

1 Aberdeen Ct.

Cranford, NJ 07016-2911

You may also contribute through PayPal. Just go to:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=10069680

Thank you!

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