Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 2, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Tampa Airport Director Interviews Closed to Public

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

2) Going Paperless: Tech-Savvy Air Travelers on Board

Link to story on MSNBC:


3) Amtrak is All Aboard with Electronic Ticketing in 2011

Link to interview on


4) Motorists Struggle with 59 Traffic Lights at One Roundabout

Link to article in The Telegraph:


5) Agencies Use Old and New Tech to Monitor, Prepare for Hurricane Earl

Link to article on Nextgov:

6) Driving a Message Home with an Optical Illusion

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

7) Indian Government to Roll Out a Single Emergency Number

Link to article in The Economic Times:

8) Five Ways to Use Social Media for Better Emergency Response

Link to article in Government Computer News:


9) NJ Transit Seeks to Add Wi-Fi to Rail Lines, Train Stations

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

10) Cat Reunited with Owner via Twitter and CCTV After Transit Ride to Dublin

Link to story and video on RTÉ:


11) Transport Quebec to Launch Traffic Radio Station

Link to CBC News story:


12) Sirius XM Plays FUD Card: Satellite Radio 2.0

HD Radio and Internet radio provide competitive pressure, including traffic data services.

Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

News Releases

1) Real-Time Next Train Arrival Information Now Available by Phone from DC Metro

2) StrongPoint Safeguards the Intelligent Transportation Systems Network

3) Washington State DOT Adds New Tools to Deliver Travel Information

4) Strategy Analytics: Automotive Usage-Based Insurance Opportunity Expanding

5) Leave the Car, Take the Concierge with You: Mercedes-Benz Launches New Version of mbrace Mobile Application

6) Navteq First to Give Navigation a 'Human Touch'

7) Global Intelligent Transportation Systems Market to Reach US $18.5 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

8) Integraph Introduces 3D Capabilities in Geospatial Software

9) Aviation Week Launches Unmanned Horizons Web Channel

10) GE - Satcom Reveals Triple-Play Service for Merchant Vessels

Upcoming Events

NG9-1-1 What's Next Forum and Webinar – September 23-24

Today in Transportation History

1945 **65th anniversary** In a ceremony onboard the USS Missouri, Japan surrenders to end World War II.


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