Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 27, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Indian Government Gives Go-Ahead to Hive Off Air Traffic Control Services

Link to article in The Economic Times:

2) Satellite to Operate GAGAN Air Navigation System in Position: Official

Link to Press Trust of India article:

3) Canadian Law Requiring Ads to Reveal Full Costs May be Too Complicated to Enact

Link to Postmedia News article:

4) Hipmunk to Unveil In-Flight Wi-Fi Indicator

Link to article on Tnooz:


5) 'Cash Cow' UK Speed Cameras Will be Named for the First Time in Transparency Drive

Link to article in the Daily Mail:

6) Challenges to Red-Light Cameras Span US

Link to story on MSNBC:


7) Mapping Companies Branch Out

Link to article on ITWeb:


8) Indonesia's Five Biggest Cities in Line for Electronic Road Pricing Launch

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:


9) Garmin Cleared of Violating Pioneer Patents

Link to AP article:


10) Federal Player of the Week: Guiding New Transportation Technologies

Link to article from the Partnership for Public Service:

11) Hong Kong Cabs Go Cashless

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

12) Hail a London Black Cab with New iPhone App

Link to Reuters article:

13) ERTICO Interviews Rumen Mihaylov, Chair of ITS Bulgaria

Link to interview from ERTICO:

14) Report on 11th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum and Exhibition

Link to article from ERTICO:

15) Greek Stakeholders Workshop on 'Nomadic Devices in Road Transport'

Link to report from ERTICO:


16) Rutgers Students Developing System to Provide Parking Availability Information

Link to article and video in The Star-Ledger:


17) Phoenix-Area Freeway Ramps Get 'Smart' Meters

Link to story on KNXV-TV:


18) Rebellion Over Child-Shaped Road Bollards

Link to article in the Daily Express:


19) Washington State Abandons All Tourism Marketing

Link to AP article:


20) New GPS-Equipped Buses Aim to Ease Commuter Woes in Delhi

Link to article in Mint:

21) Check Out the Port Authority's New Times Square Look

Link to article on Transportation Nation:

22) Clever Commute Featured in Two Radio Interviews

Link to Joan Hamburg Show on WOR Radio:

Link to Taking Stock on Bloomberg Radio:


23) BEST Consortium on Traffic and Travel Information Services Launched

Link to article from ERTICO:

24) The Dark Science of the Traffic Jam: Ever Wondered Why You're Stuck In One When There's No Jam?

Link to article in The Daily Mail:

25) Warning: More Road Signs Ahead

Criticism of signs used to warn of road closings for motorcycle race.

Link to article in the Isle of Man Examiner:

26) Publication – National Special Security Events: Transportation Planning for Planned Special Events

Link to publication from US DOT:


27) Just a Few Talking Cars Could Eliminate Gridlock

Link to article in Wired:

28) Why the World Faces a Massive Traffic Jam

Link to commentary and video by Bill Ford on CNN:

News Releases

1) Boingo Takes to the Skies with Gogo

2) VicRoad's Phillip Walsh Joins Sensys Networks as Director Australasia, Singapore and Malaysia Markets

Upcoming Events

ITS California Annual Meeting – November 13-15 – Long Beach, California

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Pilot Lincoln Beachey flew over Niagara Falls and then under the 'Honeymoon Bridge.'


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