Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Mistakes Led Planes Toward Near-Collision

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) American Airlines Sues Sabre in Battle Over Flight Listings

Link to AP article:


3) Washington State Legislature Re-examines Red Light Cameras

Link to article in The News-Tribune:


4) Guidance for Developing a Freight Transportation Data Architecture

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


5) Glendale, California Paints Traffic Safety Warnings in English, Armenian, Spanish

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


6) Czech Transport Ministry Prepares Eight New Traffic Signs

Link to article in the Prague Daily Monitor:

Link to original article in Lidové noviny: (in Czech)


7) AP Survey: South Dakota Lawmakers Unsure of Texting Ban

Link to AP article:


8) 2011 Detroit Auto Show: Telematics – Coming to Your Next New Car

Link to blog in Consumer Reports:


9) Chicago Transit Authority Unveils Train Tracker

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

10) Wi-Fi Coming to Virginia Railway Express in Limited Rollout

Link to article in The Examiner:

11) On Train, a Fight Between Silent and Merely Quiet

Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way

Link to blog on The City Fix:


13) Cobb County, Georgia DOT Launches Road-Closing Web Tool

Link to article on East Cobb Patch:

Link to video on Cobb County Government Access Channel:

Link to site:

14) Ontario Service Provides Personalized Traffic Reports via Smart Phones

Link to article on

15) A Peek at the Inner Workings of Oregon DOT's TripCheck

Link to article in the Statesman Journal:

Link to TripCheck:


16) GM Concept Car that Will Network with Other Vehicles and Adjust Speed and Route Accordingly

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

17) Pandora's Tim Westergren on Car Connectivity, Smart Phones and a Potential IPO

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

18) Denso's Dashboard Concept Watches for Drowsy Drivers

Link to CNET review:

19) Car Talk

The automobile of the future will communicate with traffic lights, stop signs and other cars.

Link to article in Hemispheres:

News Releases

1) Toyota Launches New Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan

2) Ontario's GO Transit Launches Text Message Updates to Keep Passengers in the Know on the GO

3) Edmonton Transit Launches Pilot to Deliver Bus Schedules via Texts

4) Hughes Telematics Partners with Location Labs to Bring Cross-Carrier Mobile Location to Connected Vehicles

5) Thinking Cars TV Documentary to air on ORF Austria (January 15) and VRT Belgium (January 16)

6) ATX Group and TeleCommunication Systems Partner to Provide Hyundai the Latest in Connected Navigation

7) ATX Group Teams with Aeris Communications to Deliver New Hyundai Blue Link Connected Vehicle Program

8) Connected Vehicle Provider ATX Group Uses Bing to Co-pilot Hyundai Owners

9) Hyundai's Connected Vehicle Program Spotlights ATX Capabilities as a Leading Private-Label Telematics Provider to Automotive OEMS

10) Tennessee 511 Closes Out 2010 with Record Number of Calls

11) Tnooz Launches THack in London


In last Wednesday's edition the following headline which ran in the TCN; 'Demand Blamed for Bad Road Info in Victoria Following Flooding,' should have read 'Demand Blamed for Bad Road Info in Queensland Following Flooding.' My apologies for the error.

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Today in Transportation History

1901 **110th anniversary** The first major gusher of the Texas Oil Boom took place at Spindletop.


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