Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Disconnected

Attention passengers: It's perfectly safe to use your cell phones.

Link to article in The Boston Globe:


2) Google: We Collected E-mails, Passwords During Street View Photography

Link to column on CNET:

Link to Google blog post:

3) Virginia Company Creates Map Apps; No Refolding Required

Link to article in The Roanoke Times:


4) GPS Speed Warning Device a Lifesaver

Link to AAP article:

5) Taiwan Tour Groups Urged to Use GPS-Equipped Buses in the Future

Officials continue looking for missing buses and passengers following typhoon.

Link to CNA article:


6) India Aiming for Real-Time Maritime Domain Awareness: Defense Minister

Link to article from ANI:


7) Union's Sign Campaign Takes Aim at Poor Bridges in Pennsylvania

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

8) California Bullet Train Agency Can't Document Details of Officials' Foreign Trips

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

9) Hoboken, New Jersey Begins 'Twenty is Plenty' Driving Speed Campaign

Link to article on Planetizen:

10) Two Drinks Max: Sign Up and Make Us Safer

New Zealand newspaper begins campaign to encourage drinking and driving limits.

Link to commentary in The New Zealand Herald:


11) Freight Railroads Weren't In on New Ohio Passenger Rail Study

Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


12) Michigan Company's Signs Help to Generate and Control Traffic

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

Link to MDI Worldwide:


13) TSA Getting Even Nosier

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

Link to further information from the Transportation Security Administration:

14) GIS-Based Interoperability System Alters How Virginia Manages Emergencies

Link to article in Emergency Management:


15) The World's First 'Transit Appliance'

Link to article and video on Streetfilms:

Link to additional information from Portland Transport:


16) Isfahan, Iran Reveals ICT Master Plan, Including Transportation Management

Link to article in FutureGov:


17) US DOT Approaches Deadline in Onboard Recorder Case

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

18) BMW's Future Tech In-Depth

Link to article in Autocar:

19) Is Facebook Just Too Much for Ford?

Link to commentary on Motley Fool:


20) US Administration's Plan to Reallocate Spectrum from Weather Satellites for Broadbandd Opposed Globally

Link to article on Nextgov:

News Releases

1) Alaska Airlines Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi in the State of Alaska

2) Michigan DOT Explains Flashing Yellow Arrow with YouTube Video

3) New Fog Warning System in Venice Region Pays for Itself Ten Times Over

4) MyFord Touch Wins 'Outstanding Feature' by Texas Auto Writers

5) Sensis Continues On-Time Deployment of ASDE-X – Now Operational at 32 Airports

6) TrafficLand to Provide Live Traffic Video for Visteon Mobile Application and In-Car Systems

7) 27th European Regional Meeting Calls for a Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Aviation System

8) ITT-Deployed ADS-B System Cleared for Nationwide Rollout by the FAA

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Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** Rusty Schweickart, part of the third group of astronauts named by NASA, was born in Neptune, New Jersey.


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