Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) GE: Navigation-Enabled Flight Paths Could Save $65.6 Million

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:


2) Internet Start-Up Hopes to Revolutionize Carpooling

Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:


3) LightSquared Cell Network Knocks Out First Responders' GPS in Tests

Link to article on Nextgov:

4) EU Announces Launch Date for First Galileo Satellites

Link to AFP article:

Link to news release:


5) Tomorrow's Transport

The Wall Street Journal looks at the future of transportation with a series of articles.

- The Next Step in Auto Safety: Cars That Talk to Each Other

- Freight Railroads are Being Transformed by the Digital Revolution

- Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, Catching On

- Airlines Promise the Flying Experience Will Get Better

- Air Traffic Control May be Transformed by FAA's New System

6) OK, so You're on Facebook – Now What?

Advice on how auto dealers should be involved with social media.

Link to column in Automotive News:


7) Railroads are Building on Current Anti-terror Technology

Link to article in The Journal News:


8) Momentum Builds for Devoting D-Block to Public Safety

Link to article in the National Journal:


9) Looking Down the Road

Latest communication technology could leave some drivers scrambling.

Link to article in The Boston Globe:


10) Sofia, Bulgaria Plans Major Public Transportation Overhaul

Plan includes 600 boards with transit information and data recorders for transit vehicles.

Link to article from Novinite:

11) Great Free Bus App from the University of Washington, but Creator Off to Google

Link to blog in The Seattle Times:


12) Connect to Your Car Using Social Media

Link to audio on MarketWatch's Take on Tech:

Link to news release from Toyota:

News Releases

1) P3ITS: Make Pre-Commercial Procurement Your Tool for ITS Deployment

2) HeERO: The Way to eCall Harmonization Passes Through Lyon and the ITS European Congress

3) New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Honors 'GDL Champions' on 10th Anniversary of Graduated Driver License Program

Upcoming Events

Webinar: New Frontiers for the Global Automotive Enterprise – May 24

Today in Transportation History

1966 **45th anniversary** The British government declared a state of emergency one week after the country's seamen went on strike.


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