Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Angry Passengers Still Not Sure Why Greyhound Stranded Them

Bus stopped by bad weather in Ontario, but riders say they were abandoned with no information.

Link to article in the Calgary Herald:


2) ITS Japan News: Japanese Government Launches 'ITS Task Force'

Link to article from ERTICO:


3) Thieves Steal SIM Cards from Johannesburg's Traffic Lights

Link to article in the Mail & Guardian:

4) Smart Highways, Smarter Drivers

Link to article in Government Technology:


5) OnStar, Verizon Unveil High-Tech Ideas

Link to article in The Detroit News:

6) Automakers Tie Mobile Networks to In-Car Systems

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

7) Tech Early Adoption: Fun in the Living Room, but Safe in the Car?

The new MyFord touch system's best function may be as a warning to other car manufacturers of how not to go about innovating when it comes to high-tech dashboards.

Link to article in Fortune:


8) California's Big Blue Bus Receives Award for High-Tech Bus Stops

Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:


9) Demand Blamed for Bad Road Info in Victoria Following Flooding

Department of Main Roads and Transport traffic information phone line and Web site overloaded with users.

Link to article in The Observer:

News Releases

1) NTSB Issue Recommendations Dealing with Emergency Locator Transmitters in General Aviation Aircraft Following Crash Involving Senator Stevens

2) OnStar Expands Beyond GM Cars – Services Available in a Standalone Rearview Mirror

3) Hyundai Launches All-New Blue Link Telematics Platform

4) Idaho Transportation Department Introduces New 'Dashboard' to Track Performance

5) American Airlines Kicks Off 2011 with New Video Campaign to Welcome and Thank Customers

6) ZoomSafer Unveils New Software Service to Measure Use of Phones While Driving

7) Audiovox Launches New 'Distracted Driver' Safety Solutions for the Aftermarket

8) Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network: Navigating the Future with a Fresh Platform, New Partners and Additional Markets

9) Search Airport Parking Launches Park Sleep and Fly Web Site

Upcoming Events

Live Radio Interview on the Traffic Incident Management – January 6 – Sirius/XM Radio

XM channel 171/Sirius channel 147 at 9:05 am ET. Program will focus on the challenges of the recent ice and snowstorm in New York State.

Today in Transportation History

1781 **230th anniversary** British forces, led by Benedict Arnold, landed at Westover, Virginia prior to marching to Richmond.


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