Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Israel Exempts EU Pilots from Security Program

Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Airport Screening Angst Prompts Launch of Consumer Site

Link to article in Travel Weekly:

Link to site:


3) More Maryland E-ZPass Customers Frustrated Over Violations

Customers: No notice received.

Link to story and video on WBAL-TV:


4) Google Maps Improves Directions Interface and Adds Navigation to Australia

Link to article on Search Engine Land:


5) Earlier Receipt of Air Cargo Data Key to Security After Yemen Scare

Link to article in Homeland Security Today:

6) Analysis of Informal Networking in Emergency Management

Link to article abstract in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:


7) Telematics Technology Grows Up

Link to article on FleetNews:


8) Federal Transit Administrator Tries to Mend Fences Over Maine's Grant Application Snafu

Most of application lost in cyberspace but rules prevent FTA from telling applicant.

Link to story and audio on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:

9) Philadelphia's SEPTA Loses $30 Million Bid for Electronic Fare System

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:


10) Kansas DOT Offers New Phone Apps

Link to article in The Topeka Capital-Journal:

11) Murrieta, California Debuts System to Improve Traffic Flow

Link to article in The Press-Enterprise:


12) Weather Central: 'Mobile Weather Apps Will be Big'

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

News Releases

1) NJ Transit Unveils State's First 'My Bus' Sign in Atlantic City

2) 4.3 Million Cars in Europe Have a Telematics Device

3) Connect by Hertz and Launch Partnership to Give City Dwellers the Most Convenient Way to Get From Point A to Point B

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Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** Ralph Johnstone died in a plane crash in Denver. He was the first member of the Wright Brothers team to die in an airplane accident.


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