Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 25, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Palm Beach International Airport Noise Monitors Called Costly, Useless

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:

2) Inside Air-Traffic Control at Experimental Aircraft Association Event

Link to story and video on WLUK-TV:

3) San Francisco International Airport Spokesman Ron Wilson Dies

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


4) Red-Light Cameras Aren't the Bonanza Florida Cities Expected

Link to article in The Miami Herald:

5) Cops Versus Cameras
Link to commentary on Darien Patch:


6) Google Street View Cars Grabbed Locations of Phones, PCs

Link to article on CNET News:


7) Cost of E-ZPass Device to Drop by Half

Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:


8) Safer Voyage for Ships with Singapore's New Control Center

Link to article in The Straits Times:


9) Inrix Aims to Drive Its Traffic Data Into a Billion-Dollar Business

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

Link to news release from Inrix:


10) China's Efforts to Muzzle News of Train Crash Sparks Outcry

Link to Reuters article:

Link to news release from the Ministry of Railways: (in Chinese)

Link to further information on China Digital Times:

11) Complaints in Malta About Lack of Information on Planned Street Work

Link to article in The Malta Independent on Sunday:


12) Can I-66 Get Smart? That Depends on Drivers as Virginia Aims to Boost Traffic Technology

Link to article in The Washington Post:

13) New Technology Could Save Lives, Money at Rural Intersections

Link to story and video on KSTP-TV:


14) Circuits, Radar Aim to Separate Norfolk Light Rail and Autos

Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

15) Cellphone Use Crashes Up in South Africa

Link to article in the Daily News:

16) Plan to Install 300 CCTV Cameras in Ahmedabad

Bus stops, railway stations, airports among locations where cameras will be located.

Link to Press Trust of India article:

17) Transportation Worker Identification Credentials Have Supporters, Detractors

Link to article in Houma Today:

18) Carmakers' Drive to Keep Eyes on the Road

Link to article in the Financial Times:


19) Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency Starting 'Smartcard' Fare System

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

20) Commuters Asking for Answers After Heat-Related Havoc on Metro-North

Some complain about poor communications.

Link to article in The News-Times:

21) Brampton, Ontario Prepares to Züm Zoom

Bus rapid transit service uses signal prioritization and provides real-time information at stops and online.

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

22) Buses on Indore, India Bus Rapid Transit Route to Offer Dream Journey

Link to article on

23) University of Massachusetts, Connecticut Bus Company Offer 'First-Ever' Transit Certificate Program

Link to AP article:


24) Florida 511 System Calls Decline, Website Visits Rise

Link to article and video in the Sun-Sentinel:,0,2206360.story

25) Indonesia to Implement Smart Transportation System

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:

26) Florida Spends $5.6 Million on Signs, Warning of Problems on Two Bridges

Link to story on WINK-TV:

27) Inrix Driving Next-Gen Traffic, Cloud Delivery Platforms

Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

28) Reduced Congestion, Safer Pedestrians in New York City Thanks to FHWA and 'Midtown in Motion'

Link to blog from US DOT:


29) Nevada DOT Begins Field Test of Car-Tracking Technology for Potential New Tax

Link to Nevada News Bureau article:

30) Complexity Stalls Ford's High-Tech Drive

Link to article in the Financial Times:

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News Releases

1) Navteq Traffic Launches RDS Real-Time Traffic Services Across Russia via Autoradio

2) China Domestic Automotive OEMs Target Telematics Market

3) US DOT Secretary LaHood Meets with American Society of Travel Agents Corporate Advisory Council

4) Discrete Wireless Becomes NexTraq

5) Harman Wins Ferrari 2011 Innovation Award

6) Three Embry-Riddle Student Teams Sweep FAA Runway Safety Design Challenge

7) BP Launches Commute Better Campaign in Columbus, Ohio

8) Iteris Advances Its Traffic Management Strategy with Vehicle Sensors Divestiture

9) Summer 2011 Issue of the South Bay Expressway's The Sun

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Today in Transportation History

1956 **55th anniversary** The SS Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm off Nantucket Island.


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