Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 7, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Travelers Want More Self-Service, Study Finds

Link to Reuters article:

Link to news release and video from SITA:


2) Should Florida DOT Cameras Record Video?

Prosecutors say doing so could help law enforcement.

Link to story on WJXT-TV:


3) HOT Lanes Get More Transponder Options – TransCore Details Sticker Tag Disabler

Link to article in TOLLROADSnews:


4) Rat-Robot Experiment Could Lead to Improved Mobility for People with Disabilities

Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

5) New LED Displays to Give New York Taxi Ads More Pop

Link to article in The New York Times:

6) New Jersey Considers Allowing Ads on School Buses

Link to story and video on WWOR-TV:

7) How the Information Age Can Make Streets and Transit More Efficient

Link to blog on Streetsblog Capitol Hill:

8) iMobility Newsletter – August/September Issue

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


9) Toll Facilities Workplace Safety Study Report to Congress

Link to FHWA report:


10) Connected Drive Meets Efficient Dynamics

Link to blog on Dexigner:


11) Google Works with Local Partners to Provide More Local Content, Including Jakarta Area Traffic

Link to article in The Jakarta Post:

12) Honk if You Can't Understand the New Jersey DOT Radio Advisories

Link to column in Inside Jersey:


13) Ford Drives Digital Dashboards to Next Level

Link to review in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) New Report Shows How Smart Technology Can Ease Traffic Congestion, Improve Transportation Options and Strengthen Global Competitiveness

2) Verizon Wireless Launching 4G LTE in Over 60 Commercial Airports

3) One Click or One Call – Texas DOT Makes It Easier to Report Problems

4) Automotive Navigation Heads Into the Cloud

5) New Science to Enable Humans and Computers to Interact More Effectively

6) Pennsylvania DOT Unveils Internet Mapping Feature for New Transportation Improvement Program

Bernie's Notes

You may have noticed the TCN's title has been in pink this month. This is being done both in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in memory of my mother-in-law, Eugenia McGrath who died from this disease.

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Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** The Achille Lauro was hijacked off the Egyptian coast. American Leon Klinghoffer was killed by the hijackers.


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