Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join the International Road Federations and world renowned global experts in Austin, Texas September 8-10, 2010 for the IRF Executive Workshop on Performance Based Contracts & Evaluating Asset Condition.  Top public & private sector experts from the United States, Canada and Europe will present case studies, lessons learned and new approaches to this type of Public Private Partnership.  This workshop is designed to help road operators and agencies world-wide find ways to lower operating costs and better cope with financial pressures.  For more information Click Here


1) Midair Close Calls Prompt a Review of Air Traffic Control Procedures
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


2) Beijing Clamps Down on Online Mapping
Link to article in the Financial Times:


3) GPS is Getting $8 Billion Upgrade
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

4) Mapping Out the Future of GPS
Out of this world technology will boost reception.
Link to article in the Toronto Star:


5) Technology Drives Car Insurance Forward
Link to article in The Scotsman:


6) Amtrak's Wi-Fi Failures
Link to blog in The Economist:


7) Traffic Paint Shortage Threatens Roadwork in US
Link to article in The New York Times:


8) Up Next: Red Traffic Lights that Stop Your Car Engine?
Link to article in Government Video:


9) Metrolink Locomotive Cameras Lead to Probes of Two Engineers
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

10) New Security Cameras Coming to All CTA Rail Stations
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

11) Train Station Searches, Simplified
Link to Google Lat Long Blog:


12) Bluetooth Technology to Help Track Eisenhower Expressway Travel Times
Link to article on Chicago Breaking News:

13) Free Traffic Information Hotline Expands Into Western Massachusetts
Link to article in The Republican:

14) Top Firms Line Up for Rs 300-cr Intelligent Traffic Management System in New Delhi
Link to article from Business Line:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
UITP International Bus Conference and Study Tour – June 9-11 – Lyon, France

Today in Transportation History    
1830 **180th anniversary** The first revenue train ran on the B&O Rail Road from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills, Maryland.

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