Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilot Suspended for Slurs, Swearing Over Air Traffic Radio

Link to story and video on KSAT-TV:

2) Info-Sharing Project at FAA Over-Budget, Behind Schedule

Link to article on Fierce Government IT:


3) ‘Silly’ UK Cycles Lanes Featured on Website

Link to BBC News article:


4) Using Hidden Cameras to Catch Car Thieves

Link to article and video in The Baltimore Sun:,0,2932856.story


5) Egypt’s First GIS-Enabled Information Portal

Link to article in Daily News Egypt:


6) LightSquared, GPS Industry Square Off on Capitol Hill

Link to article in Wireless Week:


7) Pirates Now Using Blogs, GPS to Hunt Merchant Vessels

Link to article in Time:


8) New Law Requires South Carolina DOT to List Railroad Crossings on Website

Link to AP article:


9) Quebec Establishes Committee to Coordinate Roadwork

Link to article in The Gazette:


10) Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to Develop Policy on Public Photography

Link to article in The Buffalo News:


11) Why Your Vehicles Should Tell You Everything They Do

Link to article on


12) BART Riders Try Out New Seat Options at Interactive Lab

Link to article in The Examiner:

News Releases

1) Traffic Jam-Free Future: Opel Presents Status of Telematic Field Test

2) Volkswagen Presents Temporary Auto Pilot

3) TomTom Expands Coverage in Latin America for Industry Partners

4) California Teens Receive $230,000 Grant to Drive Highway Safety

5) Nokia to Integrate Navteq Business with Company’s Social Location Products and Services

6) Pennsylvania DOT’s Motorcycle Safety Campaign Receives Awards

7) Passenger Mobile Services to Benefit Hugely from Increased Airline IT Spending

8) NTSB Unveils New ‘Most Wanted List’

Upcoming Events

Transit ITS Regional Workshop – June 22-23 – Minneapolis

Today in Transportation History

1611 **400th anniversary** Henry Hudson, his son and seven crew members were sent adrift in what is now Hudson Bay.


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