Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Free INRIX Webinar: Complying with FHWA’s new Real-Time System Management Information Program (RTSMIP) Mandate

Known by many simply as “the 1201 requirements”, which referred to the original section in SAFETEA-LU, the new RTSMIP program requires that within the next four years all states develop a real-time system management information program to provide monitoring of traffic and travel conditions of the major highways and share information to address congestion problems and facilitate traveler information. Hosted by Ted Trepanier, INRIX Executive Director of Public Sector and former Director of Traffic Operations for Washington State DOT, this webinar provides a brief overview of the requirements of the new rules and showcases a suite of cost-effective and easy to implement solutions for meeting compliance with the new rule.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2011 Time: 10:00AM (PDT); 1:00PM (EDT)

Register now:


1) Indian Pilots' Exams May Go Online in July

Link to article in the Indian Express:


2) New Google Maps Feature Nudges Drivers to Consider Alternatives

Link to blog on


3) Federal Railroad Administration Bans Electronic Devices on Trains

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

4) Bulgarian State Railways to Use GPS to Reduce Fuel Thefts

Link to article in The Sofia Echo:


5) Website Maps California Highway Crashes, May Lead to Safer Roads

Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:

Link to news release from the University of California, Berkeley:


6) The Toyota-Microsoft Cloud Partnership is a Big Deal

Link to column in InformationWeek:


7) Bus Shelters in Mysore to Go Intelligent Soon

Link to article in the Business Standard:

8) Woman Kicked Off Vancouver SkyTrain for Profane Lapel Pin

Link to CBC News story:

9) New York MTA's Signs Off the Rails

Communications, especially for subway construction projects, can be a challenge.

Link to article from The Wall Street Journal:

10) Victoria Transport Building Android, WP7 Apps

Link to article on ZDNet Australia:


11) 'Drivers Should Have Been Alerted'

Witnesses blame reckless driving and poor information for pile-up on Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway.

Link to article in Gulf News:

News Releases

1) Operation Lifesaver Testifies on Its Role in Rail Safety at House Railroad Subcommittee Hearing

2) Sound Transit Launches New Website Featuring Improved Trip Planner, Rider-Focused Design

3) US DOT Releases 'Faces of Distracted Driving' Public Service Announcement

4) Global Commercial Telematics Shipments to Exceed 6.4 Million by 2016

5) Research and Markets: Global Automatic Number Plate Recognition Market 2010-2014 - Need for Security Boosts Adoption of Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Upcoming Events

MOSARIM Workshop: Automotive Radar Interference Mitigation and Countermeasures – May 26 – Ispra, Italy

Today in Transportation History

1521 **490th anniversary** Ferdinand Magellan arrived at Cebu.


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