Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Washington State Will Soon Have Eyes on I-5 Blind Spot

Link to article in The Daily Herald:


2) Delta IV Lifts GPS Satellite Into Orbit

Link to article and video in Florida Today:

3) Google Maps Dumps Driving Times with Traffic Estimates

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2388609,00.asp

4) Public Electric Vehicle Charge Stations Coming to Car GPS

Link to CNET News article:


5) Washington State Litter Hotline Falls Victim to Budget Cuts

Link to story and audio on KUOW Radio:


6) Carmageddon: A Word that Got Attention, and Creator Gets His Due

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

7) Carmageddon II: Officials Likely to Use Same Fear-Factor Approach

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

8) India Turns to Comic Books to Teach Road Safety

Link to AFP article:


9) The Evolution of Traffic Signal System Software – What's Next

Link to blog on Terranautix:


10) DC Metro Launches Aggressive Social Media Effort

Link to article in The Washington Post:

11) Wi-Fi on Public Transport May Appease Commuters

Australian survey shows most public transport users willing to pay more for premium services.

Link to article on The Courier Pigeon:

Link to further information from the Tourism and Transport Forum:

12) Cool Official Response in New Zealand to Free Wi-Fi for Trains

Link to article on


13) New York City Traffic System Aims to Keep 'Midtown in Motion'

Link to story and video on NY1:

Link to news release from the NYC Mayor's Office:

14) Nepal Government Okays Traffic FM Radio Station

Link to article in Republica:

15) TomTom's Real-Time Traffic Claims Questioned in South Africa

Link to article on MyBroadband:

Link to further information from the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa:

16) A Lot of Technology Goes Into Traffic Monitoring

Link to article in The Daily Herald:


17) How Intelligent Cars Will Make Driving Easier and Greener

Link to article in Popular Science:

News Releases

1) Comments on Crash Data Guidelines Sought

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1966 **45th anniversary** Gemini 10 was launched.

2001 **10th anniversary** A CSX freight train derailed and caught fire in a tunnel under downtown Baltimore.


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