Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 18, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Chicago Innovates Urban Planning with Participatory Communication

Link to blog on The City Fix:


2) ePark, gooPark, noPark

City transportation departments are installing ITS which include interactive maps of traffic flows and parking.

Link to blog in Digital Communities:


3) Vermont Police Policies on Release of Traffic Tickets at Odds

Link to article in The Burlington Free Press:

4) Lawmakers Move to End Utah DOT's Secretive Settlements

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


5) Americans Back Ban on Mobile Phones While Driving: Poll

Link to AFP article:

Link to news release from Quinnipiac University:

6) TSA, Pilots Weigh Biometric System for Airport Screening

Link to article in the National Journal:

7) FCC Tightens Rules on Accuracy Reporting by Wireless Carriers for E911 Calls

Link to article in Government Security News:


8) GPS Glitch Makes Myki Overcharge

Link to article in The Age:

9) Individual Pittsburgh-Area Drivers Warned They'll Feel Mass Transit Cuts

Some officials express dismay over lack of public outrage and say message isn't getting out.

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


10) BlackBerry Traffic App Pulls Into App World

Link to CNET blog:

11) Ohio DOT Gaffe Delays Launch of Highway Message Boards on Cleveland-Area Interstates

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:


12) Technology Helps Government Fleet Managers Cope with Tight Budgets

Link to article in Government Procurement:

13) Microsoft and Apple Race to the Vehicle Media Market

Link to BNET blog:

14) GM, Ford, Nissan Bring Smart Phone Apps to Cars

Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

1) The National Academies Report Touts Benefits of Road Safety Cameras

2) FAA Proposes Requiring Pilot Certificates to Include Photos

3) TomTom and Tracker Management Deliver Live Driver Updates and Accurate Arrival Times for Towing Fleets

4) Neology Introduces High-Performance Tolling RFID Tag

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Today in Transportation History

1903 President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty with Panama. The agreement gave the US exclusive canal rights across the Isthmus of Panama.


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