Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter







Friday, May 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057





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CARTOGRAPHY







1) A New Subway Map for New York

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/27/nyregion/new-ny-subway-map.html





ELECTRONIC TOLLING







2) Toll Roads: Australia's Love-Hate Relationship

Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/27/2910560.htm





GPS / NAVIGATION







3) US Air Force Launches First Next-Gen GPS Satellite

Link to Fox News story:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/05/28/air-force-launches-gps-satellite/



4) The Earth's Secrets Hidden in the Skies

Satellites which provide GPS data also gather other information that is difficult to have released.

Link to commentary in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/opinion/28baker.html



OTHER







5) North Dakota DOT Approves 'ISNOGOD' License Plate

Link to AP article:

http://lubbockonline.com/national-news/2010-05-28/north-dakota-atheist-get-isnogod-license-plate





ROADWAYS







6) New Louisiana Law Gets Rid of Construction Signs

Link to AP article:

http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=12558890



7) Intelligent Transport Systems in Indianapolis

Link to article on TelecomTV:

http://www.telecomtv.com/comspace_newsDetail.aspx?n=46358&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10#comments



SAFETY / SECURITY







8) First Responders Seen Still at Risk from Devices that Can't Talk to Each Other

Link to article in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/05/first-responders-called-still-at-risk-from-devices-that-cant-talk-to-each-other/1





TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT







9) Big Brother is Watching, South African Motorists Warned

Link to article in The Star:

http://www.thestar.co.za/?fSectionId=229&fArticleId=vn20100528132606262C892518









News Releases



1) Free Point Inside Mobile App Now Helps Travelers Navigate Over 50 Airports, While on the Ground





Friday Bonus



We've heard the jokes by motorists in various cities, but these two amateur stunt drivers in Dubai may have set a new standard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pezCjCR6IU





Upcoming Events







Travel Distribution Summit - June 17-18 - London

http://event.eyefortravel.com/travel-distribution-summit/index.php/conference-home





Today in Transportation History





1860 **150th anniversary** A great storm sank over 100 ships off the English coast.



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