Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Blind Group Sues Las Vegas Airport Over Ticket Kiosks

Link to AP article:


2) Smart Technologies Will Improve Transportation, Save Money, Lawmakers Say

Link to article in The Hill:

Link to news release from ITS America:

3) Cellphones Track Your Every Move, and You May Not Even Know

Link to article in The New York Times:

4) The Future of Transport Lies in Integrated Management and Intelligent Systems

Link to commentary in The Guardian:


5) In the Field Reports – 'MDOT's Road Weather Information System'

Link to video from Michigan DOT:


6) Idaho Lawmakers Dump Bill to Punish Distracted Drivers

Link to AP article:

7) Safety & Security for Road Infrastructure – March/April 2011

Link to magazine:


8) Nokia Wants a Standard for In-Car Telematics

Link to blog in The New York Times:


9) Londoners 'Oppose Tube Wi-Fi Plans'

Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

10) Wireless Networks Coming to US Subway Systems, Slowly

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2382281,00.asp

11) AT&T, T-Mobile Customers to Test New York City Subway Wi-Fi in 2011

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2382704,00.asp

12) GPS Devices to be Put in Short-Haul Seoul Buses

Link to article in Korea JongAng Daily:

13) Survey Finds B, C and D Trains on New York Subway Most in Need of Diction Lessons

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to news release from the Straphangers Campaign:

14) Why Google Transit Matters

Link to blog on We Love DC:


15) Augusta Traffic Website to Make Planning a Trip Around Town Easier During Masters

Link to story and video on WJBF-TV:

Link to site:

16) Groundwork Being Prepared for Traffic Monitoring System in Qatar

Link to article in Gulf Times:

17) Electronic Highway Signs Can Ease the Drive – When They're Accurate

Link to commentary in the Toronto Star:

18) 'Smart' Roads No Substitute for More Roads

Link to blog on ZDNet Australia:

News Releases

1) Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND GPS Units Now Feature Historic and Real-Time Traffic

2) New Tool Highlights Best Times to Catch a Washington State Ferry

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Spring Transportation Symposium – April 8 – Denver

Today in Transportation History

1981 **30th anniversary** Soyuz 39 landed. It carried Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, the first Mongolian in space.


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