Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie’s Notes

Heading to TRB next week? If so, please let me know, I’d love the chance to see meet. I plan to attend parts of Tuesday and Wednesday. Please drop me a note at in advance, or during the conference, and we’ll see if we can get together. I look forward to seeing you in Washington.


1) Automated Air Traffic Control System Enables Fewer Pilots, Flying Cars

Link to article in Popular Science:


2) Washington State GIS Transportation Repository Takes Long Road

Link to article in Government Technology:

3) Navteq Touts 3D Laser Mapping Technology

Link to CNET News article:

Link to news release from Navteq:


4) Now SatNavs Will Help Dublin Drivers Steer Clear of Crashes

Link to article in the Herald:


5) Microsofties Develop Ridepenguin Taxi-Sharing Service

Link to blog in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Link to ridepenguin:

6) Enterprises are Key to Smarter US Transportation

Link to blog on Internet Evolution:

7) December Issue of Transportation Research Digest Online

Link to publication from the Arizona Transportation Institute:


8) Newark Airport’s Security Cameras Were Broken

Link to ABC News story:


9) The Connected Car Picks Up Speed

Link to CNBC story:

10) MIT Researchers Developing Robotic Driving Companion

Link to article in Computerworld:


11) California Transit Agency to Consider Naming Rights Proposal

Link to article in the North County Times:

12) What’s a Computer Doing on the Bus?

Some Singapore bus riders not happy with computers and printers added to the bus and reducing standing room.

Link to article on AsiaOne:

13) How Google and Portland’s TriMet Set the Standard for Open Transit Data

Link to blog on Streetsblog San Francisco:


14) UK Travel Web Sites Crash as Thousands Log On to Check Snow Disruption

Link to article in the Telegraph:

15) Will Fog Warnings Help Prevent Crashes in California’s Central Valley?

Link to article in the Visalia Times-Delta:


16) Pandora Bringing Web Radio to Cars

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

17) General Motors Combines Smartphone Functions with the Chevrolet Volt

Link to article in AutoWeek:

Link to news release from General Motors:

18) Car Tech: Taking Drivers’ Helpers for a Spin

Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

1) Inrix Traffic Pro Takes the Guesswork Out of Your Daily Commute

2) Data Call Introduces Live Traffic to the Digital Signage Industry

3) IndyGo Launches New Trip Planner Program

4) State Farm Sponsors Local Travel Assistance Program for the New York State Department of Transportation

5) Tele Atlas Unveils First Gradient and Curvature Product to Enhance In-Vehicle Navigation and Safety

Upcoming Events

Regional Airport World Asia Pacific – January 27 – Singapore

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** - A National Airlines flight en route from Idlewild Airport in New York City to Miami exploded in flight killing everyone on board. It was determined the explosion was caused by dynamite.


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