Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Obama: 'NextGen' Air Traffic Control System a 'Smart Investment'

Link to article in The Hill:

2) Private Fund Bids to Supply Costly Air-Traffic Control Gear to Airlines

Link to article from The Dallas Morning News:

3) Virgin America Dreams Big for Next Generation In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:


4) Washington State Links Issaquah Traffic Cameras Into Regional Network

Link to article in the Issaquah Press:


5) Bill Proposed in Congress to Regulate Collection, Use of GPS Tracking Data

Link to article in Computerworld:


6) Port of San Francisco Readies for Media Demands During America's Cup

Link to article in The Examiner:

7) Port of Redwood City, California to Spend $540,000 Grant on Technology to Improve Emergency Response Times

Link to article in the Palo Alto Daily News:


8) Finland, Russia Agree on 900 MHz Border Coordination

Russia proposes ITS cooperation on road between Helsinki and Pietari.

Link to article in Telecompaper:

9) Queensland Budget Brings Tech Spending Bonanza

Funding included for digital traffic camera system.

Link to article on


10) Possible North Texas Tollway Authority Firing Revives Concerns Over Secrecy

Link to story and audio on KERA Radio:


11) Speed Limit Sign as Public Art

Link to article from The Olathe News:

12) Irish National Roads Authority Removes Tourism Landmark Signpost

Link to article in The Irish Times:


13) Sign on Colorado's E-470 Appears to Encourage Texting and Driving

Link to story and video on KWGN-TV:,0,2530165.story


14) Commuter Rail Agencies, Other than Metra, Show Line-by-Line Data

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


15) Brussels Subway Latest Front in Linguistic Fight

Link to AP article:


16) RIM is Betting Big on Car Companies

Link to article on Motley Fool:

17) 3D Dashboard: Future of GPS Navigators?

Link to story and video from CBS News:

News Releases

1) MindTree Launches High Accuracy Traffic Counting and Classification System

2) Takata Joins FocusDriven to Educate Teens on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

3) Citilog Announces Installation of MediaTunnel System in Rio de Janeiro Tunnel

4) Better Maritime Transport in Baltic Sea Thanks to EU Co-funded Project

5) Electric Vehicle Telematics – Connectivity Essential for Market Growth

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Oklahoma Department of Transportation was founded as the State Highway Department.


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