Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 3, 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) Advocacy Group for the Blind Sues United Airlines Over Self-Service Kiosks

Link to article in USA Today:

Link to news release from the National Federation for the Blind:

2) Aircraft Bomb Finds May Spell End for In-Flight Wi-Fi

Link to article in New Scientist:


3) Houston Voters Reject Red-Light Cameras by Wide Margin

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


4) TomTom Staking Position in Market with 'Traffic Manifesto'

Link to article in Directions Magazine:

5) Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications to Improve Accuracy of Bilingual Public Signage

Link to CNA article:


6) Humble HopStop vs. the Goliath Google: A Pedestrian Battle Inspired by Springsteen

Link to blog in Fast Company:


7) South Carolina DOT Signs Would Block Mountain Views, Greenville County Council Says

Link to article in The Greenville News:


8) GM Adds Expertise to OnStar Team

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

9) Telematics: Your Guide to the Second Information Superhighway

Link to commentary on AltTransport:

10) Why EV Drivers Should Worry About Big Brother

Link to blog in Automotive News:


11) Real-Time Bus Schedule Data Aids Chicago Commuters

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-INNO02E.article

12) Los Angeles Message Signs Without Much to Say

Link to article in The Eastsider:

13) Can Intelligent Transport Systems be Woven Into the Future Design of Transport Operations?

Link to article in New Electronics:


14) Delphi Develops USB Port for European Automakers

Link to article from just-auto:

News Releases

1) Inrix Launches XD Traffic

2) Clear Channel and Geodelic Introduce FLYsmart App for Android

3) ITS United Kingdom Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITS Finland

4) WirelessCar Launches First OEM in Brazil

5) FCC Announces Comment Dates on E911 Location Accuracy Proceeding

6) American Bus Association, Ontario Motor Coach Association Launch Joint Online '' Portal

7) Raytheon Completes Software Specification Review for GPS OCX

8) Inrix Belgium Traffic Scorecard Provides Revealing Look at Traffic Congestion in Cities Nationwide

Upcoming Events

Transpo 2010 – December 12-15 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Explorer 8 was launched by NASA.


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