Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Smoother Airplane Landing Pattern Conserves Fuel

Link to article in The Daily Herald:

2) LAX to Replace Volunteer Traveler's Aid

Link to article in the Daily Breeze:

3) Michigan Plant Makes Common Core Computer System for Boeing Dreamliner

Link to article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal:


4) Connecticut Heads Up 30-State Google Wi-Fi Probe

Link to article on CNET News:

5) Can Your GPS Handle the GSP?

Link to column in The Star-Ledger:


6) Illinois Tollway Reluctant to Place Hospitality Signs Along Roadway

Link to column in the SouthtownStar:,061710kadner.article


7) Debate Heats Up in Congress Over Sale of Public Safety Spectrum

Link to article on Nextgov:


8) Three* Screen Strategy Highlighted at Telematics Detroit 2010

Link to article in Telematics Update:

9) High-Tech to Keep Your Drive Alive

Link to article in the Times Colonist:


10) Live Tube Map Shows the Power of Transport for London's Data

Link to article in Wired:


11) A Whole New Dimension of Gridlock

G20 summit in Toronto brings traffic management challenges.

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

12) App Helps Drivers Avoid Trouble, Traffic and Cops

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

13) Houston Traffic Reporting Pioneer Facing Biggest Battle

Link to story and video on KTRK-TV:


14) California License Plates Might Go Digital, Show Ads

In emergencies, plates could show Amber Alerts or traffic information.

Link to AP article:

News Releases

1) Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Establishes Digital Radio Committee

2) Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Joins 45 Countries in Observing International Level Crossing Awareness Day

3) Houston TranStar Boasts 730 Traffic Cameras

Job Posting

- Operations Research Analysts – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts


- Request for Proposals – Traffic Data for Vehicle Traffic Reporting Solutions Provider – Triangle Software LLC

Upcoming Events

ITS Georgia 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition – September 19-21 – Greensboro, Georgia

Today in Transportation History

1895 **115th anniversary** The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, now known as the Kiel-Canal, opened in Germany.


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