Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 6, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Faster, Cheaper, Safer

Made-in-Canada technology is ready for takeoff, and will take air traffic control to new heights.

Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:


2) Judge Rejects Arguments Against Video Cameras in Metrolink Locomotives

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

3) Evade Rage on Road, Not the Eye of Saher!

Official says system has reduced road accidents up to 70%.

Link to article in Arab News:

4) Mumbai to Get 2,000 More CCTV Cameras

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


5) Illinois Tollway Chief: Transponders May Become Obsolete

Link to article in the Daily Herald:

6) Washington State Negotiating Price for Toll Reader-Machine Upgrades

Link to article in The News Tribune:


7) European Commission Seeks Single Journey Planner for Europe

Link to article on

Link to comments by Siim Kallas:

8) Apple Investigating Dynamic Location-, Traffic-Aware iPhone Calendar Alerts

Link to article on AppleInsider:


9) Florida Withheld Emails, Denied Meetings Related to Handover of Trees to Billboard Company

Link to article in The Florida Times-Union:


10) Railway Cable Theft Up 70% in UK as Overall Crime Falls

Link to BBC News story:


11) Telematics Continue to Dazzle

Link to commentary in The Financial Gazette:


12) After More than 30 Years, DC Metro Map is Being Redesigned by Its Creator

Link to article and video in The Washington Post:

13) Projects Use Phone Data to Track Public Services

Link to article in The New York Times:


14) 2012 GOP Convention Presents Traffic Challenge for Tampa

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

15) Study May Change South Carolina Hurricane Safety Strategy

Link to article in The Sun News:

16) Waze Launches Its Social Sat-Nav App for Traffic-Mad UK Drivers

Link to article on TechCrunch Europe:


17) Persian Gulf Nations Moving Toward Unified Traffic Data System

Link to article in the Times of Oman:

News Releases

1) Weather Telematics Creates 40 Million Weather Points in Its First Year

2) Tennessee DOT and Highway Patrol Prepare for 2011 Bonnaroo Festival

3) 1st Issue of A Closer Look, Newsletter of Miceli Infrastructure Consulting

Job Postings

- Traffic Engineer-Safety Research – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 4075BR

- Transportation Human Factors Project Director – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3877BR

- Senior Study Director for Transportation Safety on Impaired Driving – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3454BR

- Transportation Human Factors Research Associate – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3440BR

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Air Congo was founded.


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