Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 5, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Technologies Tour to Visit Austin, Chicago, Washington, DC and Toronto

Public sector transportation agencies involved in design, deployment, planning or operation of ITS, ATMS, TMCs or connected vehicle/infrastructure projects are invited to attend this open forum information exchange. Topics will include technologies that are in use around the world for location referencing and harmonization, data exchange between systems, next generation of real-time data for traffic navigation, and data exchange for connected vehicles/infrastructure projects. If you are interested in attending one of these free events or would like more information, contact


1) American Airlines Stops Giving Data to Orbitz

Link to article in the Financial Times:

2) Giant Barcodes at Gatwick Airport to Lead Visitors on Discovery Tour

Link to article in Passenger Terminal World:


3) Adding Cabbie Know-How to Online Maps

Link to article in Technology Review:


4) Edmonton Considers $3.4 Million for Transit Technology

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

5) New Jersey ACLU to Sue NJ Transit for Firing Employee Who Burned Koran

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

6) Does Wi-Fi on Transit Attract Riders?

Link to blog in Mass Transit:


7) Eye in the Sky – A Look Back at One of the First Helicopter Traffic Reporters

Link to column in The Cincinnati Enquirer:


8) States Look at Corporate Plates to Help with Deficits

Link to article in USA Today:

9) Tech-Aided Parking Lowers Your Heart Rate

Link to column in Wired:

News Releases

1) ATX Sees Market Steering Connected Vehicles Onto Global Platform

2) Airbiquity and Bosch Announce Global, Long-Term Agreement to Meet Growing Demand for Connected Vehicles

3) Houston TranStar Offers Route Builder Mobile App

Upcoming Events

Automotive News World Congress – January 11-13 – Detroit

Friday Bonus

Air Force One is pretty impressive, but these airplanes will also turn your head.

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** Monopoly, the game which uses streets and railroads in Atlantic City, New Jersey on its board, was introduced by Parker Brothers.

1960 **50th anniversary** The People's Republic of China launched its first missile.


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