Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 6, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU Moves Towards a Single Sky

Link to article in The Financial:

2) Utah Airport Uses Radar in Wildlife Assessment

Link to AP article:


3) Ridgeland, South Carolina Mayor Blasts Newspapers, Defends Use of Highway Traffic Cameras

Link to article and video in The Beaufort Gazette:


4) 'EZ' Go: Massachusetts Turnpike to Lose $500,000

With turnpike now under state control, bank sponsorship of electronic toll lanes must end.

Link to article in the Boston Herald:


5) Crash Hurts Russia Satellite Challenge to US GPS

Link to Reuters article:

6) After Lorries, Indian Buses Need to Install GPS

Link to article in The Times of India:


7) A Whole New Name Game

Parks, transit, schools consider corporate monikers in bid to plug budget gaps.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

8) How Hyperlocal Media are Taking Urban Planning to the Streets

Link to article in Next American City:


9) Spending Big on Safety

BNSF's accident rate dropped 28% in the past decade, and collision-related fatalities dropped 42%.

Link to article in the Star Tribune:


10) Mississippi DOT Tries New Truck Weigh Plan

The $3.5 Million Smart Roadside System can weigh trucks as they're moving, check records.

Link to article in The Clarion-Ledger:

11) Sign, Sign, Nowhere is a Sign Warning Delaware Motorists of New Texting Law

Link to commentary in The News Journal:


12) High-Tech Measures to Stop Wrong-Way Cars

Link to article and videos in Newsday:

13) South African Railway Police Refuse ACs in CCTV Monitor Room, Saying They'll Put Them to Sleep

Link to article in Mid Day:

14) TSA Blog Fights Back Against Satire

Link to column on CNET News:

Link to The TSA Blog:


15) Fort Worth Pastors Call for Bus Boycott Over Signs

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

16) GPS Technology Set to Speed Up Bus Ride in Austin, Texas

Link to story and video on KXAN-TV:

17) What Makes the Wi-Fi Bus Successful?

Link to article in Mass Transit:

18) Transit Systems Move to Mobile Tech

Link to article in the International Business Times:


19) Officials Analyze New York Thruway Snow Woes

Stakeholders say improved interagency coordination and better information sharing to and from drivers would help.

Link to article in The Buffalo News:

20) Travel-Time Signs Ruled Out on Alberta Highway

Link to article in the Calgary Herald:

21) Seeing the Big Picture: New Fiber Optic Network Gives Engineers a Better Look at Phoenix-Area Traffic

Link to article in MAGAZine: (page 11)

22) New Electronic System on I-95 Will Aid Treasure Coast Motorists in Florida

Link to editorial in The Stuart News:

23) Kyiv, Ukraine to Commission Computer-Based System for Managing Traffic in 2011

Link to Ukrainian News Agency article:


24) Electric Steering Creates Opportunities for Driver Assistance

Link to article on just-auto:

News Releases

1) Snow and Traffic: University of Buffalo Transportation Project Could Help Region Better Manage Traffic During Bad Weather

2) Geotab Leverages T-Mobile to Accelerate US Expansion

3) Sensys Networks, Inc. Releases Arterial Travel Time 2.0

4) Fujitsu Develops Wide-Area Traffic Simulator Featuring Virtual Driving Experience

5) Acquisition of Com-Net Strengthens SITA's Lead in Airport Technology Market Globally

6) City of Calgary Launches Road Conditions Map

Upcoming Events

American Bus Association Marketplace & Product Pavilion – January 8-12 – Philadelphia

Today in Transportation History

1990 **20th anniversary** An Aermacchi MB.326 crashed into a school in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy. Twelve students were killed.


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