Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Free INRIX Webinar on the State of Traffic Congestion Across America in 2010

America is back on the road to gridlock according to the just published INRIX National Traffic Scorecard 2010 Annual Report. The 150-page Scorecard provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of traffic congestion in 2010 and how it has changed versus 2009. Extensively analyzing traffic congestion on major roads across America, the Scorecard ranks the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas and identifies the nation’s worst traffic corridors. The Scorecard also provides a comparison of 2010 traffic congestion in U.S. cities versus major cities in the U.K., France, and Germany. Additionally, leveraging unique analysis from its vast data warehouse, INRIX provides a snapshot of commercial freight traffic concentration across America.

Hosted by Rick Schuman, the report author and INRIX VP of Public Sector, this webinar will provide an executive summary of the report findings and analysis of issues to watch in 2011. Download the complete, free Scorecard report in advance at

Webinar: INRIX National Traffic Scorecard 2010 Annual Report

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011 Time: 9:00AM (PDT); 12:00PM (EDT)

Register now:


1) FCC Fines Man $25,000 for Operating Unlicensed FM Station Which Interfered with FAA Radios

Link to article in Radio World:

2) 'Navigator' at Phoenix Airport Eases Stress of Travel

Link to article and video in The Arizona Republic:


3) Google Maps Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Locations

Link to article on Gizmag:


4) Technology Could Back Up GPS, Defeat Jammers

Link to article in International Business Times:


5) Transportation is Prime Marketing Turf at SXSW

Link to article on CNET:

6) Honking Radio Ad Rattles Malaysia Drivers

Link to article in theSun:

7) This Data Isn't Dull. It Improves Lives

Making government data freely available to the public leads to innovation and, sometimes, controversy.

Link to commentary in The New York Times:


8) Bringing the Metered Parking System in the 21st Century

Link to article in Parking Today:


9) Connecticut Bill Would Allow Electronic Highway Signs to Welcome Home Returning Troops

Link to article in The Day:


10) Quake Warning System Provided Seconds of Notice for Tokyo

Link to IDG News article:

Video of quake and tsunami warnings as broadcast by NHK:

11) Communication Key to Post-Disaster Survival

In Japan aftermath, portable radios work where cell phones can't.

Link to article in Computerworld:

12) US Department of Homeland Security Launches Effort to Prevent Small Boat Attacks

Effort will rely on boating community awareness and new technology to identify small craft.

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


13) GM Pushes Hard with OnStar

Link to article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek:


14) Montreal's STM Relaunches Métro Alert System

Link to article in The Gazette:

15) Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

Link to book review on Primary Resources:


16) Traffic-Mapping Tech Paints Picture of Post-quake Japan

Link to article in Computerworld:

Link to map:

17) Japan to Help Vietnam Improve Traffic Systems

Japanese government interested in applying an intelligent traffic system in Vietnam.

Link to Voice of Vietnam News story:

18) TomTom Plans to Get Dublin Jams on the Move with HD Traffic Service

Link to article in the Evening Herald:

19) Bali Banking on CCTV Cameras to Ease Increasing Traffic Jams, Crime

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:


20) Taking Control of Cars from Afar

Link to article in Technology Review:

21) The Great Online Car Radio Race

To woo the coveted drive-time listener, Pandora and rival Clear Channel are trying to outfit cars with music apps.

Link to article in Fortune:

News Releases

1) Triangle Transit Offers Wi-Fi Internet Access to Riders

2) Test Drive the New Audi RS 3 with an iPhone App

3) Rutgers-Camden Mathematician Forecasts Better Traffic Patterns

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The first Japanese expedition to explore Antarctica reached it furthest point south, Coulman Island.


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