Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Taxi Cameras to be Compulsory in New Zealand
Link to article on Stuff:

2) University of New Mexico Gets Green-Light to Study Traffic Cameras
Link to story and video on KOB-TV:


3) Hail a New York City Cab with Your Apple iPhone and Android Device Via Location Analytics
Link to article on SmartPlanet:

4) ERTICO’s i-Mobility Newsletter – March 2010
Link to newsletter:


5) What Happens When You Remove All Traffic Signs? A German Town Finds Out
Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:

6) New Jersey Toll Takers to Get Customer Service Training
Link to story on WCBS-TV:

7) A Portable Weigh Station for Rural Roads
Link to article in Sensor:


8) US Government Set to Ban Texting by Truck, Bus Drivers
Link to AP article:
Link to news release from US DOT:

9) Banning Texting in Trucks Raises Other Questions
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) National Work Zone Awareness Week 2010: Work Zones Need Your Undivided Attention
Link to article in Focus:


11) New York MTA Rejects Subway Ads
Say acronyms used in ads imply obscene language.
Link to article in the Daily News:

12) Eight Essential Transit Agency Blogs
Link to article in the Los Angeles MTA’s The Source:

13) Shenzhen Tong Card and Hong Kong Octopus Card to Reach Interoperability
Link to article in the Shenzhen Post:

14) Walt Disney World Uses Their Monorail for Advertising for the First Time
Link to article on Jaunted:


15) I-81 Corridor Coalition Hosts Traffic Incident Management and Clearance Workshop
Link to article in The Sentinel:

16) Meet ‘Cal North,’ the Imaginary Direction-Giver of 511
Link to column in SF Weekly:

17) Voice of Bay Area 511 Often Calls Himself
Link to column in SF Weekly:


18) How Ford’s Sync Technology Will Turn It Into America’s Most Surprising Consumer Electronics Company
Link to article in Fast Company:

19) Ford, Microsoft to Work on Electric-Car Charging
Link to article in The Seattle Times:

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Today in Transportation History    
1980 **30th anniversary** The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operated its last train.

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