Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Participate in Global Traffic Solutions - GEWI Traffic Technologies Tour

This November, GEWI will be touring the US and Canada for the purpose of exchanging information about advanced traffic technologies being used around the world. The tour demonstrates solutions for a variety of transportation related problems and ideas, including global vehicle/infrastructure projects similar to the US IntelliDrive initiative. Other topics include data collection, harmonization, interoperability and dealing with emerging data types. GEWI also wants to hear your current traffic data or system challenges. This information exchange is just one of the many ways GEWI ensures that the TIC software product continues to be the global leader for the processing of transportation data.

If you're interested in attending or hosting this free event in your area, contact


1) Continental CEO Urges Air Traffic System Overhaul

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

2) New Guidelines Tell Indian Co-pilots to Speak Up

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

3) How Steve Slater is Stifling JetBlue's Social Media Strategy

Link to article in Advertising Age:


4) US Air Force Announces Civil Navigation Test Vectors for GPS IIF Satellite

Link to article in GPS World:


5) Did Silenced Radio on Tug Lead to Duck Boat Crash?

Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:


6) Oklahoma Puts Brakes on Plan to Use Highway Traffic Cameras to ID Motorists Without Vehicle Insurance

Link to article in The Oklahoman:

7) To Use Less Paper, Chicago Transportation Officials Spend Green on GreenPrint

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

8) Government 2.0: In Twitter World, Orange County Transportation Authority Personality Followed by Nearly 27,000

Link to article on

9) Chennai Traffic Police to be on Facebook

Link to article in the Indian Express:


10) An Overview of San Francisco's New High-Tech Parking System, SFPark

Link to article and video:


11) Fire Prompts Cleveland RTA to Demonstrate Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:


12) Quietly, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Texting Ban for Truckers Goes to US DOT

Link to article in The Trucker:


13) 'The Vehicle Will be a First Class Connected Internet Device'

Link to article in Telematics Update:“-vehicle-will-be-first-class-connected-internet-device


14) DC Metro Issues Challenge to App Developers

Link to article on The Transit Wire:


15) Hawaii DOT Launches Web Site to Give Latest Info on Traffic

Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

Link to GoAkamai:

16) Google Starts Traffic Service for Moscow, St. Petersburg

Link to article in The Moscow Times:


17) Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers

Link to article in Technology Review:

18) Early US Tests Find No Toyota Flaw in Electronics

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) US DOT's ITS-JPO Announces Three Free IntelliDrive Meetings for Inventors

2) NTSB Issues Recommendations to Coast Guard on the Use of Cell Phones and Wireless Devices While Operating Vessels

3) Urban Mapping Introduces Geo Fact Finder: Infoviz, Web Mapping, On Demand

4) New York MTA Unveils Online Dashboard to Track Capital Projects

5) How Siemens and Motorola Wireless Networks Helped Chandler, Arizona Traffic Continue to Run Smoothly Through Planned Construction

6) New Visual Brand Identity for the New United Airlines

7) July Marks Record OnStar Navigation Requests

Upcoming Events

Airport Customer Service/Volunteer Ambassador Conference – October 17-19 – Denver

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Robert Fox was granted a patent in the UK for a system to display moving ads in railway tunnels.

1990 **20th anniversary** I-10 was completed nationally with the opening of the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix.


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