Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 4, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

INRIX Launches Free Web-Based Service Enabling Transportation Agencies to View Traffic Flow Conditions Nationwide

Designed for public agencies who own, operate, manage, patrol, and plan the nation’s major highway system, INRIXTraffic.US provides a complete, real-time picture of current traffic flow conditions across the continental United States. INRIXTraffic.US builds upon nearly two years of partnership with The I-95 Corridor Coalition and provides a national version of a site currently in use by dozens of agencies and hundreds of agency employees and contractors along the eastern seaboard. Join INRIX execs Rick Schuman and Ted Trepanier on Thursday, June 10 at 10:00 AM PDT for a special webinar that will provide an overview of INRIXTraffic.US and instructions for using the site as a key component of your transportation operations. Register now for access to the site and webinar at


1) EasyJet to Trial Volcanic Ash 'Radar'
Link to article in The Guardian:
Link to news release from easyJet:

2) Airlines Beginning to Use Features of Future Air Traffic Management System 'NowGen' on Approaches to Some Airports
Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

3) What's Backup Plan if Satellites Go Down on NextGen Air Traffic Management System?
Link to blog in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

4) Military Must Work Fast to Make Its Aircraft Avionics Compatible with NextGen Air Traffic Management System
Link article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

5) Zune Inflight Radio Booked on United Airlines
Link to blog on ZDNet:

6) GE, Pratt & Whitney, and a Big-Bucks Media War for Fighter Engine
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:


7) European Electronic Toll Interoperability Questions Raised at 38th ASECAP Study and Information Days in Oslo
Link to article in Traffic Technology Today:

8) Concerns Raised Over All Electronic Crosstown Expressway Tolls in Florida
Link to story and video on WTSP-TV:


9) Chinese GPS Moves Closer
Link to Xinhua article:


10) Transportation Firms Hailed as IT Innovators
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

11) British Automotive and Electronics Industry Bodies Unite
Link to article in EMT WorldWide:


12) States Seek Alternatives to Roadside Memorials
Link to article in USA Today:

13) Waterloo, Ontario Region on Long Road to Smarter Traffic Controls
Link to article in The Record:

14) Drive by and Smell the Billboard
Link to story and video report on WINK-TV:


15) Los Angeles Police Expand iWatch Terror Program to Airport
Link to AP article:
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

16) High-Tech Cameras Being Tested at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport
Link to story and video on WTNH-TV:

17) Disputes Weigh on Proposed Public Safety Network
Link to column in The Washington Post:


18) Ford Aims for OnStar with Sync 911 Assist
Link to article and video on LeftLane News:


19) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority GM: 'We're Trying to Make Buses Cool'
Link to article on TheTransitWire:

20) Smart Cards Tap Into Future of City Transit Systems
Link to article in Government Technology:


21) GM Launches Ventures Group to Focus on New Technology
Link to article in The Detroit News:

22) Researchers Hope to Build Autonomous 'Batmobile'
Link to CNET News article:

23) With CarMD You Can Heal Your Wheels
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

24) RadioTech Summit: 'Net Radio on Wheels
Link to article in Radio Ink:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
High Speed Rail 2010 – June 17-18 – Los Angeles

Friday Bonus
When flying out of the airport it's best to be on an aircraft.

Today in Transportation History    
1910 **100th anniversary** Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the hovercraft, was born in Cambridge, England.

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Nicky said...

nice news post...