Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Register Now for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop – April 18-20, 2010 in Austin, TX 

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1) Ticket Cameras Banned on New Mexico State Highways
Link to story on KRQE-TV:


2) Bing Maps Adds a Telescopic Lens
Link to column on CNET News:

3) Google Completes UK Street View Coverage: What Next?
Link to article in GPS Business News:


4) IBM Will No Longer Give Out US Headcount
Link to article in The Journal News:

5) New York City Cabs Being Equipped with New Fare-Setting Alert
Link to story and video on NY1 News:

6) US DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration Launches Transportation Research Collaboration Pilot Web Site
Link to site:


7) US DOT Group Reaches Out to Truckers with Health Information
Link to story in the News Sentinel:


8) French Railway SNCF in Train ‘Explosion’ Blunder
Link to BBC News story:


9) New, Easier to Understand Weight Limit Signs to be Posted on Mississippi Bridges
Link to AP article:


10) US Public Safety Fee for Broadband Will be Less than $1 a Month
Link to article in Computerworld:


11) Maryland State Highway Administration to Keep Travel Time Signs Up, Will Review Them
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:


12) Creating Apps Just for Cars
Link to article in Technology Review:

13) Can Ford Solve the Internet’s ‘Last Inch’ Problem?
Link to blog on Seeking Alpha:

14) The Pandora App for Ford Sync in Action
Link to story and video on The Car Connection:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  ITS Standards and IntelliDrive Program Candidates – Noblis – Various Locations

Upcoming Events
Maritime and Navigation Risk Conference 2010 – April 7-8 – Montreal

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** Four-wheel automobile brakes were patented by Henri Perrot and John Meredith Rubury of Argyll Motors.

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