Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Houston Airport Study Tracks Airport Times Using Bluetooth

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

2) Gogo Launching New In-Air Multimedia Platform Beyond Just Wi-Fi

Link to ZDNet blog:


3) Roanoke's Award-Winning Greenway Map

Link to blog from the Virginia Bicycling Federation:


4) Debate Over Whether Austin, Texas Traffic Cameras Should Record

Link to story and video on KVUE-TV:


5) Trends in Computer Vision

An overview of vision-based data acquisition and processing technology and its potential for the transportation sector.

Link to paper from ITS America:

6) Congress Conclusions: 8th ITS European Congress

Link to document:


7) Transport Quebec Needs to Make Changes: Ex-Traffic Reporter

Agency needs to revamp how it communicates says member of new roadwork coordination committee.

Link to article in The Gazette:


8) Brisbane's Clem7 Tunnel Should Have Had More Speed Signs: State Advice Revealed

Drivers challenging tickets when speeds are dropped following an incident.

Link to article in the Brisbane Times:


9) As Phones Jam Following Mumbai Blasts, Twitter, Facebook Save the Day

Sites not only allow anxious relatives and friends to connect, but provide traffic updates.

Link to article in The Times of India:

10) Upgrade for Melbourne Train Radios Sends a Costly Signal

Link to article in The Age:

11) London's Useless Bus Route 'Spider Maps' Due for an Overhaul

Link to blog on The Global Urbanist:

12) What Maps Should be at Stops and Stations?

Link to blog on Human Transit:


13) Regional Panel OKs New Traffic Management Center for Philadelphia

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

14) Google Maps Gets Traffic Info in 13 European Countries

Link to further information from Google:

15) Interview with Decell: Real-Time Traffic in Israel and Central Europe

Link to interview in GPS Business News: (link may only work for a short time)


16) Can Your Car be Hacked?

Link to article in Car and Driver:

News Releases

1) House Lawmakers Call on US DOT to Shelve Plan to Disable BARR

2) International Conference of Electrical Engineering Ends with Declaration to Build and Operate ITS

Job Postings

- Traffic Engineering Group Manager ITS – RC Associates LLC – Tampa, Florida

- Marketing Manager/Public Information Officer – Antelope Valley Transit
Authority – Lancaster, California
- Manager, Market Development – Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority – San Jose, California

Upcoming Events

10th Annual Southern California Transportation Summit – September 6 – Los Angeles

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Harry Atwood landed a plane on the south lawn of the White House and was given an award by President Taft.


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