Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Industry Study Show Cellphones Could Pose Serious Safety Issues on Planes
Link to ABC News story and video:

2) Airline Emergency Communication Goes Wi-Fi

Link to article in Government Technology:


3) New Florida Traffic Cameras to Help in Storm

Link to story and video on Central Florida News 13:


4) New Tests: LightSquared Interferes with GPS

Link to article in Wireless Week:


5) News from ERTICO

- Municipality of Deventer, The Netherlands Starts Development of the Goal-Oriented Traffic Information System DevIS

- Technolution Develops Speed Monitor and Speed Lock


6) Illinois Amtrak Trains Could Get Wi-Fi

Link to article in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier:


7) Developers to Get Access to UK Rail information Services as Part of Microsoft Hack Day

Link to article on


8) New High-Tech Traffic Control Center in Pipeline for Galway, Ireland

Link to article in the Galway City Tribune:

9) New Forth Bridge ITS Contract Awarded

Link to article in the Motherwell Times:

10) In the Field Reports – 'Real-Time Traffic Information'

Link to video from Michigan DOT:


11) Bill Advances to Allow Dashboard TV Screens in Louisiana

Link to article in The Advocate:

News Releases

1) US Railroads Join International Rail Safety Community to Promote Grade Crossing Safety

2) GEWI Newsletter – May/June 2011

3) Ford and World Safety Leaders Work to Launch Intelligent Vehicles Quicker, More Affordably

Upcoming Events

Airport Consultants Council/TSA Security Technology Day – July 12 – Arlington, Virginia

Friday Bonus

CoolTown … Telematics gone wild.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The German battleship SMS Friedrich der Grosse was launched.


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