Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Florida Airport Changes Name, Increases Business

Link to story on WFTV-TV:


2) We Don’t Need Secret Surveillance Cameras

Unlike ordinary CCTV cameras, Britain's 10,500 automatic numberplate recognition cameras are placed in secret locations.

Link to commentary in The Guardian:


3) ESA Puts Money Pen to Galileo Paper: Three Big Contracts

Link to article in GPS World:


4) Toyota’s Digital Disaster

In the Google era, how do you manage a product recall and a public-relations fiasco? Don't do what Toyota's done.

Link to article in Newsweek:

5) February Issue of Arizona DOT’s TRANsend Newsletter

- Hazmat Matters: Department’s Hazmat Technicians Protect Employees, Roads, and Environment (page 3)

- Winter’s Worst Brings Out the Best in ADOT (page 5)


6) Waybill Change Would List All Toxic Inhalation Hazard Rail Movements

Link to article in Occupational Health & Safety:


7) Anti-texting Law Tough to Enforce Against Drivers, Illinois Authorities Say

Link to article in The State Journal-Register:


8) DC Metro’s Safety Office was Unaware of Red Line Accident for More Than 30 Hours

Link to article in The Washington Post:

9) Toronto Transit Launches Beta Online Trip Planner, Still has Bugs

Link to CTV News story:

10) BART Partners with Foursquare to Increase Ridership

Link to article in Governing:

11) RFID Data Reveals London’s Polycentric Pattern of Commuting

Link to article in Technology Review:

12) Design of Transit Signal Priority at Signalized Intersections with Queue Jumper Lanes

Link to article in the Journal of Public Transportation:


13) Road Data Processor GEWI Enters US Poised for Location Market Apps

Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

14) Grand Canyon National Park Dynamic Message Sign/Highway Advisory Radio Pilot Deployment/Evaluation

Link to final report from the Western Transportation Institute:

15) Deploying Portable Advanced Traveler Information Systems: Redding Deployment Evaluation

Link to final report from the Western Transportation Institute:

News Releases

1) Iteris Announces Cutting-Edge Advanced Wide Dynamic Range Traffic Video Detection Camera

2) Houston TranStar Introduces iPhone App

3) Mentor Engineering’s T-Box Annunciator Keeps Passengers Informed and Decreases Driver Distraction

4) Navteq Traffic Doubles In-Vehicle Use in North America in 2009

5) Electronic Toll Collection Systems - A Global Update of Market Trends & Opportunities - New Market Report Published


- Proposals - TRB/SHRP 2 Travel Reliability IDEA Program

Upcoming Events

Asia Pacific Maritime 2010 – March 24-26 – Singapore

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** - The gunboat Ometepe bombarded the Nicaraguan city of Greytown.


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