Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Private Plane Owners Can't Keep Flight Plan Secret, FAA Says

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to news release from the FAA:

2) Sky's No Limit for Aviation Software Firm

Link to article in Business Day:

Link to Superstructure Group:


3) New York City Cyclists Use Internet to Track Ticket-Blitz Hot Spots

Link to article in the New York Post:

Link to map from WNYC Radio:


4) Tennessee Governor to Sign Traffic Camera Bill Into Law

Bill aims to eliminate their use as speed traps and reduce vendors' influence on their location.

Link to article in The Daily News Journal:

5) License Plate Scanners Locate Vehicle Sought After New York City Hit and Run

Link to article in The New York Times:


6) Wisconsin Shipbuilding Interests Launch Website

Link to story and video on WFRV-TV:

Link to North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance site:


7) Dallas/Fort Worth HOV Lanes Confusing for Drivers

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

8) Rapid City, South Dakota Residents to Get Chance to Vote on Limiting Billboards

Link to article and video in the Rapid City Journal:


9) Electronic Highway Signs in Oklahoma May be Used for Tornado Warnings

Link to story and video on KOTV-TV:

10) Dubai Police Streamline Access to Distress Calls

Visitors can dial home country emergency numbers for assistance.

Link to article in Gulf News:


11) Vodafone Germany Hosts Car-to-Car Telematics Trial Using LTE

Link to article on FierceWireless:


12) TriMet Stops Audio Warning System on Buses

Link to story and video on KGW-TV:

Link to news release:

13) Israeli Public Transportation Companies Under Fire for Not Making Buses Blind-Friendly

Link to article in Haaretz:

14) Bus-Tracking Technology Comes to Los Angeles County

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,2558041.story

Link to Metro Nextrip:


15) California Officials Hope to Avert Traffic Nightmare During I-405 Closure

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1494507.story

Link to project website:


16) Smart Cars Drive Savings, Safety and Environmental Benefits

Link to article on Smarter Technology:

17) RIM Hopes Cars Drive PlayBook Sales

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

Link to further information on BlackBerry PlayBook:

18) US DOT Employs QR Codes on New Fuel Labels

Link to article in BizReport:

News Releases

1) Report on Global Intelligent Transportation Systems Industry

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