Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Inside the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Illinois

Link to article in the Daily Herald:


2) New York City Police Department's 'Ring of Steel' Surveillance Network has 2,000 Cameras Running

Link to article in the New York Post:


3) Mapnificent Visualizes The Boundaries Of Public Transportation

Link to article in Fast Company:


4) FCC Ruling Favors Transportation-Related Use of 700 MHz Broadband Spectrum

Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

5) iPhone or Android? Governments Ponder App Development Strategies

Link to article in Government Technology:

6) Cisco's Smart+Connected Way to Transport

Link to interview on CIOL:

7) ERTICO's iMobility Newsletter – July 2011

Link to newsletter:

8) Talking Technology and Transportation Webinars Online from US DOT

- Open Payments, Mobile Payments and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Acceptance – Overview of Innovations in Public Transit Payment Systems (Webinar 2 in T3 Webinar Series 'The Emergence of Open Electronic Payment Systems in Public Transit')

- 2011 Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites: Improving Access to Information on ITS Benefits, Costs, Lessons Learned and Deployment

- Public Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementations – Lessons Learned


9) Tucson, Arizona Police Department Uses Traffic-Camera Videos on YouTube to Promote Safety

Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:

Link to Tucson Police YouTube channel:


10) Still No Warnings at Boat Ramp Where Fatal Accident Occurred

Link to article in The Daily Astorian:

11) Virginia Teens Train to be Youth Traffic-Safety Advocates

Link to story and video on WHST-TV:


12) GMAC: Insurance Telematics Can 'Provide Significant Segmentation and Pricing Advantages'

Link to article in Telematics Update:


13) Congressmen Call on Metro-North to Improve Emergency Communications

Link to article in the Connecticut Post:

Link to news release:

14) Brisbane Commuters to Get Free Wi-Fi

Link to AAP article:

Link to news release:$65milliontodeliverWiFiontrains.aspx

15) New York MTA: We Get 700 Text Messages a Day for Bus Arrival Info

Link to article on Transportation Nation:

News Releases

1) New Intelligent Transportation System in Place to Measure Wait Times at Canadian/US Border Crossings

2) EU Supports Smart Solutions for Maritime Information Systems

3) Despite Smartphone Challenge, Embedded OEM and Aftermarket Connected-Car Systems to Reach 189 Million by 2016

4) New South Wales Debuts Real-Time Traffic App

5) New Zealand Transport Agency Expands Travel Information Service for Drivers in Hamilton

6) AAA Digest of Motor Laws Now Available Free Online

7) Exhibition at London Transport Museum Explores How Emerging Technologies Affects Cities

8) Avis Launches First Car-Rental Mobile Application for Microsoft Windows Phone 7

Upcoming Events

American Association of Port Authorities 100th Annual Convention – September 11-15 – Seattle

Friday Bonus

You're never sure what those live traffic cameras are going to pick up during a broadcast. Here are a few interesting examples.

Today in Transportation History

1967 A rocket accidentally was launched on the USS Forrestal resulting in a fire and a number of explosions aboard the aircraft carrier. The disaster killed 135 sailors.


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