Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Speed Cameras Do Cut Traffic Injuries and Deaths: Study

Link to Reuters article:


2) Pennsylvania Turnpike Considers All-Electronic Tolls

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


3) Queensland Transport Department Brochures Withdrawn Because of Political Content

Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

4) 'Personal' Communications Between Utah DOT Staffer and Contractor Withheld

Link to article in the Deseret News:

5) Smart Mobility for a 21st Century America

Strategies for maximizing technology to minimize congestion, reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

Link to white paper:

6) Transport Business International – Latest Issue Online

Link to magazine:


7) Natural Gas Pipeline Crisis Plans Kept from Public

Link to AP article:

8) $162 Million in Stimulus Funds Not Disclosed

Link to article in USA Today:


9) Russian Scientists Suggest Holograms for Traffic Signs

Link to Russian-InfoCentre article:


10) Port of Detroit Seeks Volunteer Security Advisors

Link to article in Government Security News:


11) Survey Finds Inefficiency in UK Fleets

Fleet drivers across the UK are being sent on inefficient journeys because of inadequate telematics equipment.

Link to article in Logistics Manager:


12) Ottawa Transit Officials Consider Adding Cameras on Back of Trains Following YouTube Stunt

Link to CP article:

13) New York Subway Report Card: Trains Cleaner, Running Better and You Can Finally Understand the Announcements

Link to article in the Daily News:

14) Operational Efficiency Through Security Technology

Link to article in Metro:


15) I-91 in Massachusetts Goes High-Tech with Cameras and Electronic Signs Being Installed

Link to story and video on WWLP-TV:

16) Maryland to Offer 511 Traffic News

Link to column in The Washington Post:

17) Mobile Towers to Help Decongest Pune Roads

Link to article in Mid Day:

18) Presentations from National Unified Goal for Traffic Incident Management Summit

Link to presentations via the I-95 Corridor Coalition: (large file)


19) Flo TV, Chrysler's In-Car TV Service, Halts Sales

Link to article in USA Today:

20) iPhone App Offers New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department Customers Instant Info

Link to article in the New Mexico Business Weekly:

News Releases

1) Pennsylvania DOT Wants to Know Your Thoughts About '511PA'

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Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** San Francisco's Market Street Railway began using trackless trolleys, the first trolley bus service in the city.


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