Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie's Notes
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1) Pilotless Planes to be Tested in New Jersey
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

2) Pilots Call for Independent Evaluation of Air Traffic Control System in Dominican Republic
Link to CP article:


3) Bill Restricting Tennessee Traffic Enforcement Cameras Dies in Senate
Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:


4) Florida's Gratigny Parkway Switching to Electronic Tolling
First highway in South Florida to entirely eliminate cash collection.
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


5) The US Coast Guard's Boat Crew Communications System Is Unreliable
Link to report for the US Department of Homeland Security Inspector General:


6) A Parking Business Gets Stuck in Park
One entrepreneur's plan to publish parking guides detours to success when she leverages existing assets.
Link to article in Entrepreneur:


7) New Web Site Part of Route 35 Toll Study in West Virginia
Link to article in The State Journal:


8) Amtrak to Take Free Onboard Wi-Fi Nationwide
Link to article on Ars Technica:

9) The Connected Train Comes of Age
Link to article on MuniWireless:


10) I-19 is in Midst of Metric Muddle
Link to article in USA Today:

11) New Jersey Toll Plazas Could Feature Sponsorships, Advertisements Under Proposed Law
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


12) University of Minnesota Researchers Tackle Teenage Driver Safety
Teen Driver Support System will alert parents if teens speed.
Link to article in The Minnesota Daily:

13) Freightwatch, Qualcomm Aim to Fight Truck Cargo Theft
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


14) Telematics Event Aims to Add Technology, Cut Distractions
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

15) A Future in the Clouds: Ford Adds iPhone-Like Apps
Link to article on BNET:


16) SEPTA Stars on TV's 'World Toughest Fixes'
Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:
Link to previews on the National Geographic Channel:

17) WMATA Will Open Up Real-Time Data to Developers
Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:


18) Brisbane to Deploy Intelligent Transport System
Link to article on News Community Media:

19) $27 Million Area Intelligent Transportation System Launched in Chattanooga
Link to article in The Chattanoogan:

20) Traffic Technology for a Cooperative Commute?
Link to article on ICT Results:

News Releases

 Presolicitation Notice – Bus Operations Command Center – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Upcoming Events
European Commission ITS Conference 2010 – June 22 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History    
1930 **80th anniversary** Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle was murdered in a mob hit at Chicago's Central Station.

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