Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


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:


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:


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:

News Releases

1) Global Traffic Network Agrees to be Acquired by an Affiliate of GTCR

2) Metlink Releases Android App with Train, Tram and Bus Information

3) Connected Navigation Shipments Set to Reach 27 Million by 2016

4) Alaska Airlines and Visa Signature Offer Free Wi-Fi on Smartphones

5) American Airlines Become First North American Airline to Offer In-flight Streaming Video Product

6) TomTom Business Solutions Adds Commercial Vehicle Restrictions for More Accurate Fleet Routing

7) New Garmin StreetPilot Onboard Navigation App for iPhone Provides Onboard Mapping and Routing

Job Postings

- Transit Service Development Specialist II – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - San Jose, California



Upcoming Events

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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