Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) In-Flight Wireless Revenue Set to Surge, Report Says

Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2010/tc20100630_485326.htm

2) ADS-B Products Hitting the Market

Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/index/display/avi-article-display/7166868793/articles/avionics-intelligence/news/2010/6/ads-b-products_hitting.html

3) Eurocontrol Contracts with Egis Avia to Study Solar Weather Effects on Europe's Air Safety

Link to article in Inside GNSS:

http://www.insidegnss.com/node/2155

4) Air Traffic Control Goes Into Orbit

US retires radar for satellites, but airlines will need costly cockpit upgrades.

Link to article on MarketWatch:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/air-traffic-control-gets-space-age-upgrade-2010-07-01

CAMERAS

5) Congressional Hearing Held on Use of Red Light Cameras

Link to story and video on WTTG-TV:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/congressional-hearing-held-on-use-of-red-light-cameras-063010

6) Judge Throws Out Challenge to Metrolink Cameras that Monitor Engineers

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/06/judge-throws-out-challenge-to-metrolink-video-cameras.html

7) Red Light Camera Company Sues Louisiana Parish

Link to story and video on WWL-TV:

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Red-light-camera-company-sues-Jeff-Parish-97599454.html

MARITIME

8) RiverNotes: Live Blogs from Vessels on Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

Link to further information on Maritime Professional:

http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/Blogs/MarineNews-Notes-%281%29/July-2010/RiverNotes--Live-Blog-Posting-Starts-Tomorrow.aspx

OTHER

9) ERTICO Interviews Five Participants at the ERTICO Forum

Link to interviews from ERTICO - ITS Europe:

http://www.ertico.com/en/news/ertico_newsroom/the_ertico_june_interview.htm

10) Radio Remembers Veteran Traffic Reporters Marty Ambrose of Houston and Paul Johnson of Los Angeles

Link to article on Radio-Info.com:

http://www.radio-info.com/news/radio-remembers-traffic-reporter-marty-ambrose-las-traffic-reporter-paul-jo

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

11) Fighting the Traffic Tide

Teens volunteering for the Cambodian Red Cross do their part to calm the chaos that prevails on the streets of Phnom Penh.

Link to article in The Phnom Penh Post:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010063040165/Lifestyle/fighting-the-traffic-tide.html

RAILROADS

12) Amtrak Targets LBGT Passengers with First-Ever Ad Campaign Targeted in that Demographic

Link to article in The Daily Caller:

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/01/amtrak-targets-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgendered-passengers-with-first-ever-ad-campaign-targeted-at-lgbt-demographic/

SAFETY / SECURITY

13) Lobbying Documents Shows Pitch for Clients to Fight Against Distracted Driving

Link to column in The Washington Post:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/07/lobbying_document_shows_pitch.html

TRANSIT

14) Can You Rob Me, er, Hear Me Now?

Has the expansion of cell service in the Boston subways led to an increase of smartphone thefts?

Link to blog in the Boston Herald:

http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/news/on_the_t/index.php/2010/06/30/can-you-rob-me-er-hear-me-now/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) Singapore Plans to Fight Road Congestion with Satellites

Link to IDG News article:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/200252/singapore_plans_to_fight_road_congestion_with_satellites.html

VEHICLES

16) Drivers Get Touchy with MyFord Vehicle Controls

Link to article in Metro Calgary:

http://www.metronews.ca/calgary/live/article/566498--drivers-get-touchy-with-myford-vehicle-controls

17) Ford Gets in Sync with Pandora

Link to article in Radio World:

http://www.radioworld.com/article/102888

News Releases

1) Study Credits Increase in Safety Projects for Reduction in Traffic Fatalities

2) Intelligent Transportation Society of New York (ITS-NY) Announces 2010 Officers

3) Destia Sells Destia Traffic to Mediamobile

4) Global Number of Traffic Information Users to Exceed 370 Million by 2015

5) Digital Touchscreen Debuts at JFK Airport to Educate Public About How Cities Can become Smarter

6) Get Social on the Go – Waze Levels Up Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare for the Car

7) TomTom Custom Travel Times Powers New Traffic Management and Environmental Planning Solutions for City of Aalborg, Denmark

Upcoming Events

APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition – August 15-18 – Boston

http://sites.apwa.net/congress/2010/home.aspx

Today in Transportation History

2000 **10th anniversary** The ├śresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opened to traffic.

http://uk.oresundsbron.com

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