Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 4, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


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AVIATION

1) A Plan to Send Flight Data Somewhere Off the Plane

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/business/04air.html

CAMERAS

2) Federal Judge Tosses Suit Again Washington State Red-Light Camera Tickets

Link to article in The Daily News:

http://www.tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c8809e0e-27ca-11df-9793-001cc4c03286.html

OTHER

3) By Request (Please Make It Stop!): Oregon DMV Pulling Plug on Muzak in Several Offices

Link to article in The Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/by_request_please_make_it_stop.html

4) ERTICO’s immobility Newsletter Online

Link to newsletter:

http://tools.emailgarage.com/Pub/1n5_DgAAAAA~/ViewEmail.ashx

ROADWAYS

5) Michigan Lawmakers to Discuss Move to Halt Digital Billboards

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/article/20100304/NEWS06/3040385/1001/rss01

6) Wyoming DOT, Landowners Spar Over Information

Link to article in the Casper Star-Tribune:

http://www.trib.com/news/local/article_5f4854e7-6fee-5a26-b720-3df020cbc5e2.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) US Police Partner with License Plate Readers

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-03-license-plate-cameras_N.htm

TELEMATICS

8) GM Says OnStar Off to a Strong Start in China

Link to article on just-auto:

http://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?id=103422&lk=dm

TRANSIT

9) A Lollipop on the Subway

Boston subway driver makes an extra effort to be friendly.

Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/new-economy/2010/0304/A-lollipop-on-the-subway

VEHICLES

10) Toyota Secretive on ‘Black Box’ Data

Link to AP article:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/030410_Toyota_secretive_on_black_box_data.html

News Releases

1) Florida Next Generation Advanced Traveler Information System Recognized

2) Apollo Video Technology Launches iPhone App for Transit Managers and First Responders – Provides Instant Access to Live Video Feeds

3) Pioneer in Vehicle Telematics, ATX's Steve Millstein, to Retire

4) Iteris Awarded $1.1 Million Contract for Maintenance and Operations for Inland Empire's 511 Traveler Information System

Upcoming Events

Ports 2010 – April 25-28 – Jacksonville, Florida

http://content.asce.org/conferences/ports2010/

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** - The French freight La Coubre exploded in Havana Harbor.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,871556,00.html

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