Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) iPhone Flight Tracker Maps – Photos

Link to photos on ZDNet:

http://www.zdnet.com/photos/iphone-flight-tracker-maps-photos/449194?tag=mantle_skin;content

2) NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA's Metrics Can Be Used to Report on Status of Individual Programs, but Not of Overall NextGen Implementation or Outcomes

Link to GAO report:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10790.pdf

3) Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Deployment for Airport Obstruction Surveys

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/Light_Detection_and_Ranging_LIDAR_Deployment_for_A_163789.aspx

BICYCLES

4) Seattle DOT Tries Bike Boxes to Protect Cyclists

Link to article on seattlepi.com:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/transportation/archives/215937.asp

5) Cyclists Up Against Shock-Jock Ravings

Sydney radio host's 'war on cyclists' inspires listeners to harass riders.

Link to column in The Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/cyclists-up-against-shockjock-ravings-20100728-10vy4.html

CARTOGRAPHY

6) Tiburon, California's Security Cameras Set to Go Live Soon

License plates of every vehicle entering town will be photographed.

Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_15616255

OTHER

7) South Carolina State University Blocks Access to Transport Center Records

Link to article in The Post and Courier:

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/28/sc-state-blocks-access-to-transport-center-records/

8) NASA Could Get Funds to Warn About Solar Storms

Link to article in Government Computer News:

http://gcn.com/articles/2010/07/27/nasa-vs-the-sun-also-asteroids.aspx

9) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – July 2010

Link to newsletter:

http://herget.biz/ieeeitss/v12n3.pdf

PARKING

10) Seattle's High-Tech Crackdown on Parking Violators Hits Snag

Link to story and video report on KING-TV:

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Investigators-Seattles-high-tech-crackdown-on-parking-violators-hits-snag-99338879.html

RAILROADS

11) Israelis Develop Warning System to Prevent Train Wrecks

Link to article on Arutz Sheva:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138803

12) Picture This, and Risk Arrest

Amtrak photo contest leads to an image problem.

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/nyregion/28about.html

ROADWAYS

13) US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Asked About Stimulus Road Signs: Pork or Pride?

Link to column and C-SPAN video in The Washington Post:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/road_signs_pork_or_pride.html

Link to full interview on C-SPAN's Washington Journal:

http://www.cspan.org/Watch/Media/2010/07/27/HP/A/36105/Transportation+Secretary+Ray+LaHood.aspx

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) FCC Plan to Support Emergency Communications Relies on Unproven Technology

Link to article on Nextgov:

http://gove-media.com/portal/wts/cemcfOa7g92ba8DvqdFdEha9nhyzjd

15) Global Airline Pilots Not Happy About Israeli Security Program

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/world/middleeast/28pilots.html

16) Pennsylvania DOT to Beef Up Reporting on Bus Drivers

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/state/s_692249.html

17) His Constants Complaints Make Dubai Roads Safer

Link to article in The National:

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100729/NATIONAL/707289859/1010

TELEMATICS

18) eCall Finally Has Arrived … Or Has It?

Link to article on GPS Business News:

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/eCall-Finally-Has-Arrived-Or-Has-It_a2387.html

TRANSIT

19) Suspended TriMet Driver Plans to End Popular Blog After 'Kill this Bicyclist' Post

Link to article in The Oregonian:

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/07/suspended_trimet_driver_meets.html

20) 'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear in Major Cities

Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0728/Anti-Islamic-bus-ads-appear-in-major-cities

21) MBTA Bus Routes Real-Time Data Major Expansion

Link to article on Commonwealth Conversations:

http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2010/07/mbta-bus-routes-realtime-data-major-expansion.html


TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

22) Web Site of the Week: Traffic England

Link to review in The Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1298405/Website-Of-The-Week-www-trafficengland-com.html

23) Smart Nav for Irish Phone Users

First smartphone-enabled navigation product with real-time traffic data in Ireland.

Link to article on IrishDev.com:

http://irishdev.com/Home/News/1226-Smart-Nav-for-Irish-Phone-Users.html

News Releases

1) ERTICO - ITS Europe Welcomes New EU Road Safety Plan for 2011-2020

2) Inrix Expands the Largest Traffic Network in Europe

3) Inrix TPEG Connec Optimizes Delivery and Reduces Costs of Providing Dynamic Traffic Info to Connected Vehicles and Devices

4) Virgin America Upgrade In-Flight Entertainment Platform: Flyers Can Ad Mapping, Shopping and Open Tab Bar Hopping to Their Flight Plan

Upcoming Events

Conference on International Port Security Communication, Cooperation & Coordination –September 29-30 – Barcelona

http://www.intlportsecurity.com

Today in Transportation History

1720 **290th anniversary** The Swedish and Russian navies began the Battle of Grengam.

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/z/zubov/battle.html

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