Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 2, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Google Sets Sights on Skies with Acquisition of Flight Info Site

Link to blog on ZDNet:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-sets-sights-on-skies-with-acquisition-of-flight-info-site/36458

OTHER

2) Open Letter from US DOT ITS Joint Program Office Managing Director About the 2010 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey

Link to letter:

http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2010/augustine_deployment.htm

3) June Issue of ERTICO's iMobility Newsletter

Link to newsletter:

http://bit.ly/dC9uKs

SAFETY / SECURITY

4) Cell Phones Still Driving Us to Distraction

Link to article in InformationWeek:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/smart_phones/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702276

TELEMATICS

5) Google Maps Adds 'Send to Sync' Button

Link to blog on CNET Reviews:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20009494-48.html

TRANSIT

6) Live Tube Map Halted as Transport for London Hit by 50-Fold Growth in Web Calls

Link to article in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/jul/02/tfl-tube-map-api-overwhelmed-demand

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) Unleashing Analytics Technology to Smooth Traffic Congestion

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:

http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/business-brains/unleashing-analytics-technology-to-smooth-traffic-congestion/8277/

8) Clearing Congestion: Tennessee DOT's Three-Year Plan Targets Bottlenecks in the State

Link to commentary by TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely in The Chattanoogan:

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_179133.asp

VEHICLES

9) Intelligent Cars Could Save Dumb Drivers

Link to commentary in the National Post:

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/Intelligent+cars+could+save+dumb+drivers/3226366/story.html

News Releases

1) Miceli Infrastructure Consulting Launched – Bridges Gap Between Bridge Owners and Technology Experts

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Airborne RFID: Radio Frequency Identification Takes Off – August 18

http://www.aviationtoday.com/webinars/2010-0818.html

Friday Bonus

I suppose if you stood on your head this sign would make sense.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/archives/186296.asp?source=mypi

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** The Rip Van Winkle Bridge, connecting Catskill and Hudson, New York, was opened to the public.

http://www.nysba.state.ny.us/bridgepages/RVWB/RVWBpage/RVW_page.htm

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