Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Union Rep: LAX-Bound Jet Lost Navigation System

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2) Google's Purchase of Travel Technology Provider Faces Opposition from Airline Fare Finders

Link to AP article:

3) Get Better 'Tweet' - ment from Airlines

Link to video on The News Hub:


4) Speed Camera Insider

A former Victorian government head of safety says cameras have had virtually no effect on the road toll.

Link to video report on Nine Network's A Current Affair:


5) In India, Soon, Your Car Will Pay for Toll Electronically

Road Transport and Highways minister says RFID will be installed in every vehicle within 18 months.

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6) US Transportation Secretary: Drivers Should Never Use Cell Phones

Link to story and audio report on NPR's Talk of the Nation:

7) eSafety Forum Activities Autumn 2010

Link to article from ERTICO:


8) NJ Transit Passengers Can Send a Text to Learn When Bus Will Arrive

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9) 2-D Bar Code Technology is Tested on Commuters in Albany

Link to article in The New York Times:

10) As DC Metro Struggles, Metro Blogs Flourish

Link to story on WAMU Radio:

11) Chicago Public Library Considering Using Vending Machines at CTA Stations to Lend Books and DVDs

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-redbox26.article


12) Viajeo Brings Athens Transport Authorities Together to Discuss Data Gathering and Management

Link to article from ERTICO:

13) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to Lead Traffic Management Summit

Link to article in the Manila Bulletin:

News Releases

1) ITS America and ITS Russia Sign Cooperative Agreement to Advance Intelligent Transportation Systems

2) San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Selects Apollo Video Technology’s RoadRunner Transit Camera System and Fleet-Wide Management Software

3) ITS America Discusses Green Transportation with CEIL

4) Strategy Analytics Launches New Automotive Infotainment Service Coverage Value Chain

Job Posting

- Electronics Engineer/Operations Research Analyst – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar: Cross-Town Improvement Project (C-TIP) – November 17

**Corrected dates**

IntelliDrive Mobility Workshop – November 30-December 1 – Arlington, Virginia

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Kone, a manufacturer of elevators and escalators, was incorporated in Finland.


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