Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Boeing, IBM Create Real-Time Aviation Analysis System

Link to blog on ZDNet:

2) Integration of Current Implementation Efforts with Long-Term Planning for the Next Generation Air Transportation System

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


3) Canadian Man Ends Up Behind Bars Following GPS Directions

Link to article in the Sun Journal:

4) South African Transport Ministry Roots for Installation of GPS Gadgets on All Cars

Link to article in Business Daily:


5) Latest Issue of Intellimotion Online

Includes articles on transit traveler information tool, BRT assessment, and automated platoon testing.

Link to newsletter:


6) ExpressPark Aims to Give Smarts to Downtown Los Angeles' Parking Spots

Link to article on


7) Russian Railway to Test Ticket Payments by NFC-Enabled Mobile Phones

Link to article on cellular-news:


8) US Transportation Secretary Backs Away from Street Sign Regulation

Link to AP article:


9) Survey: Texting While Driving Getting Worse in Texas

Link to AP article:


10) Delhi has to Wait for Smart Traffic System

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


11) 'Don't Tread on Me' License Plates Become a Growing Trend in the US

Link to story on Fox News:

12) Europe vs. America: Which Will Win the Battle for In-Car Wi-Fi?

Link to article on Social Car News:

News Releases

1) Clear Channel Airports Escalates Brand Awareness with Escalator Handrail Ads at Chicago O'Hare

2) Rail Safety and Awareness Campaign Launches in North Carolina

3) Kapsch TrafficCom Acquires Mark IV IVHS Creating Leadership in ITS

4) Smart Dummies Save Lives

5) GPS Not Working? A Shoe Radar May Help You Find Your Way

6) SK Telecom Rolls Out World's First Commercial Mobile in Vehicle in China

7) Beat the Traffic Introduces Android Application

8) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Honored for Traffic Safety Work

Upcoming Events

Passenger Terminal Expo 2011 – March 29-31 – Copenhagen

Today in Transportation History

1955 **55th anniversary** Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white male passenger triggering a bus boycott.

1960 **50th anniversary** Korabl-Sputnik 3 (aka Sputnik 6) was launched by the USSR. The spacecraft carried two dogs which died on re-entry.


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