Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
GPS / NAVIGATION
1) Seeking Growth, GPS Device Makers Look to OEM Applications
Link to blog on ZDNet:
2) Report: Inadequate US Coast Guard Data Sharing Obstructed Communication After Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Link to article on Nextgov:
Link to Government Accountability Office report:
SAFETY / SECURITY
3) New York City Police Department Launches System to Detect Radiation
Link to Reuters article:
4) Next Generation 911: Incident Information Sharing and Standardization Type Codes
Link to article in Public Safety Communications:
5) Taxis Next for Troubled Smartcard Myki in Victoria
Link to article in the Herald Sun:
6) Go Card Glitch Answers Blocked
Link to article in the Brisbane Times:
7) The Signs of a Customer-Focused Approach
Link to blog on 2nd Ave. Sagas:
8) It's All About Customer Service
Commentary on confusing signs in New York City.
Link to blog on Sheepshead Bites:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
9) Italy Develops Traffic Plan to Deal with Summer Exodus
New 24-hour all-traffic radio station part of effort.
Link to article on eTurboNews:
10) Travel-Time Pilot Project on I-66 in Virginia May Scare Away Congestion
Link to article in the Clarke Daily News:
Link to news release from the Virginia Governor's Office:
11) TomTom Live Traffic Talk Hits Australia
Link to article on ChannelNews:
12) Fifth Anniversary for Technology-Equipped Traffic Management System in Bangalore
Link to article in the Deccan Herald:
Link to further information about B-Trac Project from the Bangalore City Traffic Police:
13) Ford Seeks Volunteer Tech Support to Help Solve Problems
Link to Bloomberg article:
14) Connected Cars: Moving Into the Fast Lane
Link to blog in Forbes:
- Transit Service Development Specialist II – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - San Jose, California
3rd International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation – September 14-16 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Today in Transportation History
1811 **200th anniversary** The first ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps, was made by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
1961 **50th anniversary** The nuclear submarine USS Thresher was commissioned at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
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