Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

November Fundraiser

This month is part of my biannual funding raising effort to help support the TCN. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. If you missed the earlier notices and would like to provide a donation to support the TCN, you may do so in several ways. You may mail a check or money order to the address at the bottom of the newsletter, or you can contribute with a credit card via PayPal. The link to PayPal is also included at the bottom of this issue.

Some readers have said it's easier to contribute if I send them an invoice. If you'd like an invoice please drop me a note and I'll put one together. Again … thank you so much for your support, financial and otherwise.


1) Houston Turns Off Red Light Cameras, Sues Vendor

Link to story and video on KHOU-TV:


2) Last Hurdle Cleared for New Orleans Traffic Camera Program to Resume

Link to story on WVUE-TV:



3) Really Getting Somewhere

The way we travel is being revolutionized by technology.

Link to article in The Guardian:



4) Transport Authorities Expand Awareness Campaign

Link to CNN story:


Link to news release from the US Department of Homeland Security:


5) Vermont DMV Offers an Online Tool for Young Drivers

Link to story in the Bennington Banner:



6) Emergency Alerts Coming to Mobile Phones, Technology Unveiled

Link to article on ZDNet:


Link to news release from Alcatel-Lucent:


7) Pass the GIS: First Responders Get a Data-Sharing App

Link to article in Government Computer News:


8) Rail System Still Needs Identification Requirements for Workers

Link to article in Government Security News:


9) Personal Identity Verification Interoperability Taxi Project Gets Wheels in DC

Link to article in SecureIDNews:


10) Death by Advertising on Moscow Streets

Link to article in The Moscow Times:



11) Group Wants Electronic System to Direct Weary I-81 Truckers to Parking Spots

Link to AP article:


12) Looking at New Ways to Present Traveler Information

Link to blog from Washington State DOT:


Link to Alpha Traveler Information site: http://wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/alpha/

News Releases

1) Metrolink Launches New Mobile Web Site Giving Customers More Information and Options

2) US Transportation Secretary Launches 'Faces of Distracted Driving' Online Awareness Campaign

3) South Carolina to Require Intrastate DOT Numbers on Trucks

4) Minneapolis Disaster Spawning New Concepts in Bridge Research, Testing and Safety

5) French-Language Version of Amtrak.com Now Available

6) Airbiquity Announces General Availability of Electric Vehicle Services in Europe

7) US Falls Behind Other Nations in Reducing Traffic Fatalities and Injuries; Report Identifies Safety Strategies that Could Succeed in US

8) Commuting on Washington Route 520 Just Got Smarter, Safer, Better

9) Survey Shows More Than 75% of Policyholders Would Welcome Telematics-Based Insurance Program

TCN Donations

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Bernie Wagenblast

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- Request for Proposals – Regional Ridesharing and Bicycling Program – Metropolitan Transportation Commission


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Today in Transportation History

1965 **45th anniversary** The Soviet Union launched Venera 3, the first spacecraft to impact the surface of another planet.



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