Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 11, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Pennsylvania Group Launches Web Site to Raise Awareness of Transportation Funding Crisis

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Link to site:


2) eCall Trial Gets Under Way in Europe

Link to article in ITS International:

Link to news release from NXP:

3) Finnish Drivers Want Online Traffic 'Refresher' Courses

Link to article in the Helsinki Times:


4) CTA to Sell Naming Rights to Rail Stations, Bus Routes

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

5) Technology to Improve Rural Transport Being Developed by University Scientists

Link to article in The Shetland Times:

Link to news release from the University of Aberdeen:


6) Tennessee DOT and 'Star Trek' Keep Traffic Moving

Link to story on WPTY-TV:

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7) Real Time Traffic & Speed Cam App Allows You to Plan Your Trips More Efficiently

Link to review on appolicious:

News Releases

1) Strong Entries, Big Winners at the First ITS Australia National Awards

2) Freescale Xtrinsic Intelligent Sensors Help Keep Drivers Safe

3) TomTom Announces Extensions to Their Automotive Business at Their Capital Markets Day

4) New Simulator Puts University of Wisconsin-Madison on the Map for Driving Research

5) Chicago Transit Authority Named Recipient of 2010 Chicago Innovation Award for Popular Bus Tracker System

Upcoming Events

Airport Planning Design & Construction Symposium – February 23-25 – Denver

Today in Transportation History

2000 **10th anniversary** A fire onboard a funicular railway in the Austrian Alps killed 155 people.

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