Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Despite Alerts, Pilots Drift into Arizona National Guard Test Space

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/06/15/20100615pilots-fly-into-restricted-air-space.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

2) EC: Europe Can't Afford to Ignore Satellite Apps

The EC wants governments and businesses in Europe to switch to Galileo from its GPS rival.

Link to article in eWEEK Europe:

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/satellite-apps-as-important-to-europe-as-internet-says-ec-7724

3) Better GPS Graphs, Browser in New Google Earth

Link to column on CNET News:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20007670-265.html

OTHER

4) Transport for London Frees First Tranche of Data for Developers' Use

Link to article in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/jun/15/london-datastore-tfl-data-free

5) William J. Mitchell, Vanguard of Urban Transportation and Planning, Dies at 65

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/william-j-mitchell-vanguard-of-urban-transportation-and-planning-dies-at-65

6) Nimble Cities

Help Slate make transportation in and between cities more efficient, safe, and pleasant.

Link to column in Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2256666/

TELEMATICS

7) Telematics Update Award Winners Announced

Link to article in Telematics Update:

http://social.telematicsupdate.com/weekly-brief/telematics-update-award-winners-announced

8) Potential of In-Vehicle Telematics Untapped

Link to article in SupplyChain Review:

http://www.supplychainreview.com.au/news/articleid/68126.aspx

TRANSIT

9) Plans for LED Signs at Historic Rail Station Raise Concerns

Link to article in The Journal:

http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/538585.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) The Computer Program that Warns Drivers One Hour Before a Traffic Jam Appears

Link to article in the Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1286825/The-program-warns-drivers-hour-traffic-jam-appears.html

News Releases

1) New Report Shows States Increasing Efforts on Distracted Driving

2) New 'Mobile Synergetics' Blog Looks at Transport Technology and the Global Transport Ecosystem

3) AirTran Airways Dispatches First Flight from New System Operations Control Center

4) Intelematics Australia Launches New Service that Helps Predict Local Traffic Patterns

5) New Collision Warning System Now in Use at Zurich and Geneva Airports

Upcoming Events

Global (Airline) Passenger Operations Summit – June 29-30 – Harlington, Hayes, UK

http://www.global-passenger-operations-2010.com/

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** BC Ferries had their first official day of service.

http://www.bcferries.com/about/history/history2.html

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