Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Can Technology Fix the FAA's Air Traffic Troubles?

Link to story and video on CNN:


2) Dutch Cops Using TomTom Data to Position Speed Cams

Link to article on TechRadar:


3) Shipping Group to Set Electronic Payment Standards

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

4) New ITS-JPO-Funded Report Addresses Technology and Collaboration in Transportation Policy

Link to report from the University of Minnesota:


5) Should Maine be 'Open for Billboards?'

Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:


6) Britain's Autotxt Develops More Telematics Solution with Deutsche Telekom

Link to article on automotiveIT International:

Link to news release:


7) Delhi Government May Turn to Pod Cars to Boost Public Transport

Link to Express News Service article:

8) Long Beach (California) Transit Offering Live Bus Tracking by Phone

Link to article in the Long Beach Post:

9) Technology Lets Buses Bypass Congestion

Link to article in Research E-News:


10) Apple Using Location Data to Prep Traffic Service

Link to article in The Huffington Post:

Link to additional information from Apple:

11) Traffic Cameras Keep an Eye on Appleton, Wisconsin Roads

Link to article in The Post-Crescent:

12) Great Falls, Montana Drops Traffic Alerts from Notification System

Link to story on KRTV-TV:

Link to news release from the City of Great Falls:


13) SAE, IEEE Partner on Vehicle-to-Smart-Grid Tech

Link to CNET News article:

14) A Ride in the Car of the Future

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2384358,00.asp


15) Santa Cruz, California City Council Seeks Bids on Design of $1.4 Million Sign Project

Link to article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

16) Critics Blast Signs of Excess

City of Boston and two agencies spend $1 million for wayfinding signs.

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

News Releases

1) eSafety Awards 2011 Nominations: Fifth Edition of the eSafety Awards

2) Ole Miss Center for Traveler Information Announces Advisory Board Members

Upcoming Events

Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees – June 13-14 – Breckenridge, Colorado

Today in Transportation History

1521 **490th anniversary** Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed in the Philippines.


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