Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Two Koreas Restore Aviation Hotline

Link to article in The Korea Times:

2) New Zealand Earthquake Spurs Advice from Christchurch Airport CEO

Link to article in the Otago Daily Times:


3) Victoria Government Threatens Lawsuit Against Hume Freeway Speed Camera Operators

Link to article and video in the Herald Sun:

4) Traffic Camera Proponent in Garfield Heights, Ohio Campaign has Big Stake in Outcome

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

5) Xerox Tracks Traffic Violators with Camera on Buses

Link to IDG News Service article:

Link to news release from ACS:


6) Digital Maps Don't Always Tell Whole Story

Link to article in The New York Times:


7) Glitch Prompts Utah DOT to Refund Tolls

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

8) Portugal Unveils Expensive – and Chaotic – Toll System for National Motorways

Link to article on

9) Woman Sues E-ZPass, Claiming She was Overcharged for Horse Trailer

Automated lanes at Delaware River bridges charge $14 more than staffed lanes.

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

10) Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Mistakenly Billed Motorists $70,000 in Fines

Link to article in The Express-Times:


11) TomTom iPhone App Adds Navigate-to-Photo Feature

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2371034,00.asp


12) Dubai RTA Unveils High-Tech Services at GITEX

Link to article in the Khaleej Times:

13) Nevada DMV Wait Eased with AAA Kiosks

Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:

14) How Social Media is Fueling a Car-Sharing Revolution

Link to blog on AltTransport:

Link to blog in Sharable:

15) Traffic Technology International – October/November Issue Online

Link to magazine:

16) TechPlan: Planning and Policy for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Link to report from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota:


17) Fight Against Distracted Driving Turns Former Texas Resident Into Face of National Movement

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

18) Transit Game Allows Public to Test Spokane Budgeting Priorities

Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:


19) Amtrak Launches Gay Microsite

Link to blog on ShermansTravel:

Link to site:


20) High-Tech Sensors Help Spot Potentially Fatal Problems with Bridges

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,5424198.column


21) Mobile Alarm Plan for Safer Buses, Trains in Australia

Link to article from The West Australian:


22) GM Moves on with In-Car Facebook App

Feds slam driving distraction, but firms say technology is legal, safe.

Link to article in The Detroit News:


23) Long Island Rail Road Launches Big Media Campaign for Major Service Disruption

Link to article from Newsday:

24) Twin Cities Area is in Line for Color-Coded Transit

Link to article in the Star Tribune:

25) Virginia Railway Express Working to Offer Free Wi-Fi

Link to column in The Washington Post:


26) Real Travel Times Now Available on Signs for Seattle City Streets

Link to story and video on KING-TV:

Link to story on KOMO-TV:

27) Central Monitoring System Being Installed in Five Tunnels on Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi

Link to article in Gulf News:

28) Get Real-Time Traffic Info on Dubai RTA's Sat-Nav Gizmo

Link to article on Emirates 24|7:

29) TomTom Launches Live Traffic Updates in New Zealand

Link to article on TechDay:

30) Measuring Cross-Border Travel Times for Freight: Otay Mesa International Border Crossing Final Report

Link to FHWA report:


31) Cars Born to Run with Smart Phone Apps

Link to article in The New York Times:

32) US Federal Appeals Court Rejects Vermont Ban on Religious Vanity Plates

Link to article in The Christian Post:

News Releases

1) eSafety Awards Winners and Ceremony 2010

2) FAA Certifies Enhanced Vision System on Boeing Business Jet

3) In-Flight Internet Takes Hold in Business Aviation

4) French Find Open Parking Spaces on Their Cell Phones

5) WMTV-TV, Madison, Wisconsin and Clear Channel Radio Stations Announce Partnership to Combine Resources Including Traffic Reporting

6) Michigan School Buses to be Equipped with Passenger Emergency Information Packets

7) Reportlinker Adds Global Intelligent Transportation Systems Industry

Upcoming Events

Airports Going Green Conference – November 15-17 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** The crew of the airship America was rescued near Bermuda after failing in their attempt to make the first aerial crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.


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