Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, May 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) Air Traffic Controllers Try to Take Control of Tarnished Image
Link to story on CNN:
2) French Government to Ban Speedcam Warning Systems
Link to article on GPS Business News:
http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/French-Government-to-Ban-Speedcam-Warning-Systems_a3019.html?preaction=nl&id=8135716&idnl=89690& (link may expire after limited time)
3) Accidents Fall at Houston Red Light Camera Intersections Since Cameras Turned Off
Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:
GPS / NAVIGATION
4) New York City Looking Into In-Car GPS Technology to Help Drivers Avoid Traffic Jams, Lower Insurance Rates
Link to article in the Daily News:
5) Sensys Networks 2011 Transportation Survey
Link to distracted driving and congestion trends surveys.
6) US DOT Found It Improperly Obligated Motor Carrier Grant Funds for Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program
Link to GAO report:
7) ITS International – March/April 2011
Link to magazine:
http://www.itsinternational.com/latest_issue/index.cfm (may require free registration)
8) Text-to-Park System to be Rolled Out in Wellington, New Zealand
Link to article in The Dominion Post:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
9) The Art of Campaigning for High-Speed Rail
Link to commentary in Grist:
10) Book Notes: Railway Maps of the World
Link to GateHouse News Service review:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) Race Car Driver Michael Schumacher Talks About eSafety
Link to interview from the European Parliament:
12) New Signs to Remind Drivers of New York City's Speed Limit
Link to story and video on NY1 News:
13) Chicago Transit Authority Adding Wait-Time Signs at Bus Stops
Link to article in Crain's Chicago Business:
Link to news release from the CTA:
14) New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal to Get Makeover with Video Billboard
Link to article in amNew York:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) TomTom Offering Real-Time Traffic Data to Partners
Link to article on CNET News:
(see links to news releases below)
16) Lake County, Illinois' Traffic Central Keeps Eye on Roads
Link to article in the Lake County News-Sun:
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Today in Transportation History
1936 **75th anniversary** The Santa Fe Super Chief began its inaugural run from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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