Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Sensys Networks sets the new warranty standard for traffic detection products

Sensys Networks announces the industry’s first five-year hardware warranty for advanced traffic detection products. The warranty program applies to all new shipments to our North American, Australasia, and European customers, and provides exceptional value for transportation agencies facing cuts to operations and maintenance budgets.

“Based on our strong history of component performance, Sensys Networks is pleased to introduce the industry’s first standard five-year warranty program for advanced detection systems,” says Dr. Amine Haoui, CEO. “Further confirming Sensys Networks’ commitment to providing our customers with the most dependable and cost-effective detection solutions on the market.”

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1) Denver International Airport Using New Equipment for Airspace Makeover

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2) Indianapolis Airport Ditches Art in Favor of Ads

Link to story and video on WISH-TV:

3) Track Safety Data and Tail Numbers to Uncover Fresh Airline Stories

Link to article from the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism:


4) Beating the Satnav: The Dangerous Game with Seven Million Players in UK

Link to article in The Independent:

Link to news release from Sainsbury's Finance:


5) Intelligent Transportation Employment to Expand, ITS America Says

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to further information from ITS America:

6) Name-Change Hassle Turns Newlywed Into Entrepreneur

Service helps brides change their names with state motor vehicle and other agencies.

Link to Reuters article:

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7) SunGuide Disseminator – August 2011

Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:


8) Colorado DOT Tries to Modify Animal Migration Route

Animal-triggered warning lights alert drivers.

Link to story and video on KMGH-TV:


9) Bendix: FMCSA Strategic Plan Needs Greater Emphasis on Safety Technologies

Link to article in The Trucker:

Link to news release from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems:


10) BART Data-Device Failure Shows Deep System Flaws

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

11) Boulder, Colorado Supports Employee 'Clock-Ins' on RTD Buses

Hope to land federal grant to supply free Wi-Fi for buses.

Link to article in the Daily Camera:


12) Live Journey-Time Updates for M8 Motorway Drivers

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release from Transport Scotland:


13) Car Dealers Turn Toward Social Media

Link to article and video in USA Today:

14) The Open and Mobile Platform for Small and Medium Enterprise

Presentation by Ford Motor Company on strategies for providing adaptable end-to-end fleet solutions.

Link to presentation from Telematics Update:


15) Bad Weather a Boon for Private Forecasters

Link to Reuters article:

News Releases

1) Statistical Model Shows Usual – and Unusual – Activity at General Aviation Airports

2) Huntsville, Alabama Partners with Google Transit

3) IBM and Portland, Oregon Collaborate to Build a Smarter City

4) FCC Chairman Announces Five-Step Action Plan to Improve the Deployment of Next Generation 911

5) US DOT Releases New 'Faces of Distracted Driving' Video As Part of Drive Safely Work Week Toolkit

6) Valley Metro in Phoenix Area Offers NextRide for Bus and Train Arrival Times

Upcoming Events

2011 Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference and Expo – October 17-21 – Hampton, Virginia

Today in Transportation History

1966 **45th anniversary** The Heron Road Bridge in Ottawa collapsed while under construction. Nine construction workers were killed.


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