Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Off-Shore Wind Farms Bring Concerns Over Radar Systems

Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

2) The Future of In-Flight Entertainment in an iPad Age

Link to CNET News blog:


3) In Major Switch, US Embraces Foreign Navigation Systems

Link to article on Nextgov:


4) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is Charging Ahead in His Political Career

Blog gets over 40,000 hits per week, second only to president in federal government.

Link to article in The Washington Post:

5) Pittsburgh Emerging as a Hub for Future Transportation Technology

Link to article in Pop City:


6) European Commission Launches Information Campaign to Make Sure Passengers Know Their Rights

Link to article on Euractiv:


7) Ex-employees Raise Concerns in Film About Air Safety Agencies

Link to article in The Washington Post:


8) Numerex: Telematics is 'an Emerging and Vital Trend in the Insurance Market'

Link to article in Telematics Update:


9) Mayor Backs Wi-Fi on London Tube Network

Link to BBC News story:

10) E-mail Address Set-Up by Maryland Transit Administration for Public Comments Doesn't Work

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:

11) Amtrak Regrets Misleading MARC Passengers

Riders told 'track conditions' reason train missed station stop, not operator error.

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:


12) No Timetable for Chicago Transit Authority Train Tracker

Link to article in Chicago Now:

13) A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Virtual technology and design bolsters traffic signal systems education.

Link to further information from the University of Idaho:


14) New Hampshire Governor Backs Release of Info on State-Owned Car Accidents

Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:

15) Proposal for Digital License Plates Faces a Major Hurdle: the Governor

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

News Releases

1) Colorado DOT Extends SpeedInfo Solar-Powered, Doppler Sensor Coverage from Denver to Colorado Springs, Building on Success of Earlier Deployment

2) Sensys Networks Launches Innovations in Transportation Research Center

3) Beat the Traffic 3D Goes On-Air with ESRI Web Mapping Technology

4) New Web Page Features Benefits of DC Metro's Transit-Oriented Development Projects

5) FCC Chairman Names Douglas Sicker as Chief Technologist

6) FCC Launches Data Innovation Initiative

Upcoming Events

2010 Highway Capacity Manual Workshop - August 12 - Orlando, Florida

Today in Transportation History

1945 **65th anniversary** The USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 880 sailors. The sinking was the largest death toll from a single event in US Navy history.


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