Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Air Force Getting New GPS Satellite
Link to UPI article:


2) Boater Card Fixes Promised: Transport Canada
Link to CBC News article:


3) Hawaii Tracks Vehicle Violations with Online Monitoring System
Link to article in Government Technology:

4) Policy Roadmap for IntelliDrive Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I)
Link to further information from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:

5) Proceeding from the Trucking IntelliDrive Safety Workshop on April 21
Link to further information from the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition:

6) Polish and German Organizations Discuss ITS at Large Events
Link to article from ERTICO:

7) Presentation on VIAJEO Project, 'Integration and Application of Data from Various Sources'
Link to article from ERTICO:


8) Poor Communication Hurt Tennessee Flood Forecasting
Link to AP article:

9) Western Australia Budgets $120 Million for Expanded Mobile Coverage on Regional Highways
Link to article on ZDNet Australia:


10) Metra Won't Pay for Wi-Fi, Will Watch New York
Link to article and video on Medill Reports:

11) Online, Smart Phone Technology Eliminates Public Transit Guesswork in Twin Cities
Link to blog in the Twin Cities Daily Planet:

12) Helping Rural Residents Use Google Transit
Link to blog on

13) Unclear Seattle Metro Maps (II)
Link to Seattle Transit Blog:


14) Intelligent Traffic Management System in Lisbon
Link to article in The Portugal News:


15) Renault Urged to Scrap Car Named Zoe
Link to BBC News story:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Telematics Detroit – June 8-9 – Novi, Michigan

Friday Bonus
A 'Barnes Dance' allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in all directions at the same time.  This group in Washington, DC apparently missed the memo.

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** The Brazilian Navy cruiser, Bahia, was commissioned.

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