Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 20, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Preliminary program now available for the 18th World Congress on ITS!

Be the first to check out the Preliminary Program, an interactive e-brochure that is a one-stop resource for information on the 18th World Congress on ITS, including all of the major activities planned for the week and details on registration, housing, exhibits and sponsorship. The sessions, demonstrations and special days planned for the 18th World Congress have been carefully developed by ITS leaders from around the world to showcase the latest in advanced technologies, address emerging needs in the industry and provoke needed dialogue about the latest trends in transportation.


1) Technical Issues Snarl US Air, United Flights

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Key Indian Airports to Get Advanced Traffic Management System

Link to article in The Times of India:

3) San Jose Airport Seeks New Ways to Court Airlines

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

4) Synthetic Vision, Inertial Navigation Systems, and NextGen Key Technology Drivers for Avionics Industry, Says Honeywell Leadership

Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:


5) South Carolina Governor Signs Bill Stopping Mailed Speeding Tickets

Link to story on WYFF-TV:


6) Google Street View Blocked in Bangalore

Link to IDG News Service article:


7) LightSquared Airwave Switch Would Fix Jamming

Link to article and video on Bloomberg:

Link to news release from LightSquared:


8) High-Tech Parking in Hungary Uses GPS

Link to All Hungary News article:[tt_news]=9167

Link to article on Index: (in Hungarian)


9) Senate GOP Looks to Ease Federal Mandate on Reflective Road Signs

Link to article in The Hill:

10) Drive the Brisbane Airport Link, Before It's Completed

Link to article and video in The Sydney Morning Herald:

Link to simulation:


11) Texas Governor Vetoes Bill to Ban Texting While Driving

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

12) Senator: Discount Buses Should Have Safety Letter Grades

Link to article in amNew York:


13) BMW Crash-Severity Algorithm Tells Emergency Room Where It Hurts

Link to article on ExtremeTech:


14) New Technology Will Help Kitsap Transit Riders See Where Their Bus Is

Link to article in the Kitsap Sun:

15) Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners Through Open Transit Data

Link to report from the National Center for Transit Research:


16) Gainesville, Florida Provides Real-Time Traffic Updates Online

Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:


17) Successful Conclusion of the CoCarX Project

Link to article from ERTICO:

18) Ford Launches Showroom for PlayStation Users

Link to article in Marketing Daily:


19) Looming Gap in Weather Satellites Threatens Forecasting

Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

1) GM Dealers to Offer Three-Month Subscription to SiriusXM on Pre-owned Vehicles

2) Oil Transportation Carrier Proves Driver Innocence in Rollover Accidents with inthinc tiwiPro

3) Spain Minister for Public Works Supports Development of Single European Railway Area

Upcoming Events

Symposium: Toward a More Resilient Region – June 29 – Newark, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The first trolleybuses to operate in the UK began service in Leeds and Bradford.


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