Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Integrated Maritime Monitoring System Launched in Bulgaria

Link to article in The Sofia Echo:


2) Auto Insurers Get New Window on Driving Habits

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


3) Edmonton Transit to Test System to Provide Real-Time Bus Updates

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

4) Beefed-Up MBTA Still Falters Under Blizzard of Visitors

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

Link to MBTA site:

5) Firms Make Deals with New York MTA to Sell Transit-Themed Signs, Apparel

Link to article in Crain's New York Business:

6) What are Best Practices in Transit Branding, Marketing and Communications?

Link to blog on The City Fix:


7) New 24-Hour Traffic Channel on Philadelphia TV Finding Viewers

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Link to further information on Tango Traffic:

8) Motorists in Tennessee Hunger for Helpful Traffic Updates

State says it's unlikely to provide updates on congestion due to limited information.

Link to article in The Tennessean:

9) American Idle: On the Road

To shorten ever-growing commutes, will drivers pay money to take faster lanes, avoid traffic?

Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:


10) New Nevada Director Says 'DMV in a Box' Proposal Will Revolutionize Service

Proposal would provide self-service kiosks around state.

Link to Nevada News Bureau article:

11) Apple Update Foils Toyotas

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

News Releases

1) FAA, JetBlue Agreement to Bring NextGen Precision to East Coast, Caribbean Routes

2) Free Wi-Fi for 200,000 Sydney Ferries Commuters

3) Case Study: Opticom Traffic Signal Priority Control for Emergency Vehicle Preemption in Savannah, Georgia

4) Al McGowan Named CEO of TrafficCast

5) Luxembourg National Railway Offers iPhone App with Timetable Information


- Call for Proposals – Telematics Applications for Rail Passengers' Services – European Commission

Upcoming Events

Positive Train Control World Congress – February 22-24 – Miami

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Operation 'Looking Glass' began. A US Air Force aircraft was airborne at all times to provide command and control of the US nuclear arsenal in the event of an attack which destroyed the ground-based command center.


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