Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Air Congestion Good News for Some in the Middle East

Air traffic woes could be boon to aerospace companies hoping to sell high-tech solutions.

Link to article in The National:


2) With New Jersey Turnpike Change, E-ZPass Disparities Grow

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


3) LightSquared Submits GPS Report to FCC

Link to Reuters article:

4) LightSquared Goes Global; GLONASS, Galileo May be at Risk, Too

Link to article in GPS World:

5) Mitsubishi's New Car Navigation System Lets You Record or Watch Shows While Driving

Link to article on Ubergizmo:

Link to news release from Mitsubishi: (in Japanese)


6) Technology and Parking: What's Next?

Link to article in Parking Today:


7) The Chunnel is Far More Than Eurostar

A look behind the scenes of the rail tunnel and its control center.

Link to article and video on CNET:


8) Welsh Government Signs 'Intelligent Transport Systems' Deal

Link to article in The Guardian:

Link to news release from the Welsh Government:


9) Latest Issue of SOL eMagazine Online

Publication from project to improve road safety in Central Europe.

Link to magazine:


10) Boston T Encourages Riders to Tweet Reports of Broken Air Conditioning

Link to article in the Boston Herald:


11) Los Angeles Police Department Asks Celebrities to Tweet Out Word on I-405 Closure

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,5171533.story

12) Traffic Reports Aplenty, but Which to Rely On?

Link to column from The Dallas Morning News:


13) Bill Would Allow Ads on New Jersey DOT Vehicles

Link to article in the Gloucester County Times:

News Releases

1) GEWI Technology – LHW for Safer Roads

2) National City, California is First on the Scene When It Comes to Saving Lives with Revolutionary Traffic Signal Technology

3) IIHS: Most Drivers Favor Red-Light Cameras, New Survey of 14 Big US Cities Finds

4) American Airlines Debuts Apps for BlackBerry and Windows Smartphone – Expands Mobile Boarding Pass, Instant Text Message Notification Options

5) Signs and Markings Critical to Leap in Road Safety

6) New Weymouth, UK Bus Shelters to Provide Real-Time Information

7) ShipCarsNow Launches New Mobile App for Auto Transport

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1971 **40th anniversary** The three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were killed when their capsule decompressed during re-entry.,9171,903011,00.html


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