Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA's 'Power Off Phones' Rule Unfounded: Profs

Link to story and video on KNSD-TV:

2) Rwanda to Host Regional Air Traffic Control Center

Link to article in The New Times:

3) Passenger Terminal World – Annual 2011

A number of communications and technology articles are found in this issue.

Link to magazine:


4) Road Trippers May be Soon Able to Plot Safest Route Online

Link to article in USA Today:


5) NICTA, SAP Open Door to Transport 'Living Lab' in Sydney

Link to article in The Australian:

Link to news release from NICTA:


6) Parker, ParkNow Make Finding Parking, Paying for It Easier

Link to article in USA Today:

7) Streetline's Parker iPhone App Finds Parking Spots

Link to article and video in USA Today:

8) How Parking Payments are Going High-Tech

Link to article in Digital Transactions:


9) Metra and Union Pacific Get Word Out About Safety Upgrades, Increased Traffic on Rail Line

Link to article on Geneva Patch:

10) Web Site Looking at Traffic Safety a Hit in Qatar

Link to article on

Link to site:


11) MBTA Proposes Eliminate Customer Refunds to Pay for Countdown Clocks on T

Agency also plans more advertising as part of effort to reduce deficit.

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

12) GPS-Based Screens on Local Trains in India Likely

Link to article in The Times of India:


13) Partnership with Virginia Tech Gives I-81 Coalition New Clout to Help Clear Roads Along Corridor

Link to article in The Patriot-News:

14) Kolkata, India Traffic Police Go High-Tech

Link to story and video on CNN-IBN:


15) Mercedes-Benz to Make SUNA Live Traffic Updates Part of In-Car Navigation System in Australia

Link to article on iTWire:

News Releases

1) GEWI Powers Reliable Navigation Services in Singapore

2) Transport Simulator 'Cities in Motion' Released

3) Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless Enter Alliance to Bring LTE Advantages to Public Safety Customers Across US

4) Wireless Mesh Provides Wi-Fi Coverage for Passengers Through New York Penn Station

5) Experian Automotive Launches, a Social Media Web Site for Car Enthusiasts

6) ACS to Keep Los Angeles Drivers Moving with Electronic Toll Collection for New Express Lanes

Job Posting

- Director of Electronic Toll Collection – MTA Bridges & Tunnels – New York, New York

Upcoming Events

SAE World Congress – April 12-14 – Detroit

Today in Transportation History

1861 **150th anniversary** President-elect Abraham Lincoln secretly arrives by train in Washington, DC.


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