Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 9, 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) US, EU Near Air Safety Pact

Agencies would share information and avoid duplicating efforts.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Emerging Mobile Technology Could Untangle Airport Processing

Link to article on Tnooz:

3) AeroSafety World - February 2011

Link to magazine:


4) Traffic Reports from the Bike Path

Link to blog in the Journal Sentinel:


5) Interview with David Murphy of Telmap

Link to interview in Mobile Marketing:


6) Sharing of Data for Maritime Security Stressed at International Conference

Link to article in Dawn:

7) Antwerp Pilots Barge ID System

Link to article in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International:


8) Uber App Hails a Town Car for You

Link to article and video in USA Today:

9) Sabre Debuts Social Networking Site for Travel Agents in Germany

Link to article on Tnooz:

10) ERTICO Input to European Commission Consultation on 'Strategic Transport Technology Plan'

Link to thematic paper:


11) Study: Elderly Drivers Need More Traffic Signs

Link to story from ABC News Radio:

Link to news release from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:


12) Amtrak Passenger Upset by Early Morning Questioning

Nebraska State Patrol checks sleeping car passengers.

Link to story and video on WOWT-TV:

13) Local Radio Interoperability Solved with High-Tech Trailers

Link to article in Government Technology:


14) Q&A with TRW: Driver Assistance Systems

Link to interview on just-auto:


15) Hong Kong to Develop Traffic and Incident Management System

Link to article in FutureGov:

16) Predicting Your Future Commute

Link to story and audio report on KIRO Radio:

17) South Jersey Transportation Authority Looks to Expand Communications Command Center

Link to article in Shore News Today:


18) Connecting Trucks, Improving Safety

Link to blog from RITA Administrator Peter Appel in The Journal of Commerce:

19) BMW ConnectedDrive – Paving the Way to Total Integration

Link to blog on Paul Tan's Automotive News:

News Releases

1) Globecomm Launches Globecomm Maritime

2) Telmap Enables Mobile Operators to Offer Free Location-Based Services to Subscribers

Upcoming Events

2011 Iowa Aviation Conference – April 20-21 – West Des Moines, Iowa

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Korabl-Sputnik 4, known in the West as Sputnik 9, was launched.


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