Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Updates Guidance for Installing Satellite Voice to Support Air Traffic Service

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:


2) Bicyclists Feel Singled Out in Draft of Florida Safety Campaign

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

3) BART Launches Smartcard Payments for Bicycle Parking

Link to article in SecureIDNews:


4) Mind the Map: Research Finds 30% of Passengers Take Longer Routes as London's Famous Tube Map Misrepresents Distances Between Stations

Link to article in the Daily Mail:


5) Historic Lighthouse Guards Modern Singapore

Link to AFP article:

Link to video:


6) You Can Report Traffic Violations Online in Nagpur, India

Link to article in The Times of India:

7) Can Technology Propel Transportation Industry?

Link to article in IndustryWeek:

8) Presentations from 2011 ITS-NY Annual Meeting

Link to presentations:


9) No More Changing Speed Limits on I-270 in Missouri

Link to story and video on KDSK-TV:


10) US Transportation Secretary: More Info Needed on Distracted Driving

Link to AP article:

11) Researchers Find Variation in States' Distracted Driving Legislation

Link to article in EHS Today:

12) New Technology on the Way to Curb Persistent Speeders in Europe

Link to article on Handy Shipping Guide:


13) St. Catherines Transit Commission to Track Buses in Real Time

Link to article in Niagara This Week:

14) Looking for the Metro-North Bar Car? Service Keeps Commuters in the Know

Link to article in the New Haven Register:

15) Greater Manchester Public Transport App Piloted in Bury, General Release Due Next Year

Link to article on How-Do:,-general-release-due-next-year-2011061311235/

16) Google Shows that When Transit Agencies Free Their Data, Riders Win

Link to blog on Streetsblog Capitol Hill:

17) Time to Put the Brakes on Melbourne Metro's Advertising Spending Spree

Link to commentary in The Age:


18) New I-77 Signs in Ohio to Keep Motorists Ahead of the Curve

Link to article in the Canton Repository:


19) Doing Something About the Weather

North Carolina firm pushing to get US government to buy more of its forecasting sensors.

Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:

News Releases

1) Descartes Acquires Telargo

2) ITS-NY Announces 2011 Project of the Year Winners

3) Operation Lifesaver Unveils Rail Safety Challenge

4) Global Traffic Technologies Names Longtime Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar Senior Strategic Advisor

5) Kuala Lumpur Airport Takes Off with Smarter Wi-Fi Across Massive Indoor/Outdoor Facility

6) US DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office Selects Four Firms to Provide Aftermarket Safety Devices for Safety Pilot Program

7) Four Firms Selected to Provide Roadside Equipment for US DOT Safety Pilot Program

8) Honeywell to Acquire EMS Technologies, Inc. for $491 Million

9) Samsung Mobile Seals Landmark Agreement with American Airlines to Provide Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Premium Class In-Flight Entertainment

Upcoming Events

Webinar: The Benefits of Pay-by-Phone Parking – June 15

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The cornerstone for the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics was laid by Yuri Gagarin in Kaluga.


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