Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) JetBlue CEO Calls for Air-Traffic Control Reform

Link to Reuters article:


2) Several Indian Cities to be Under 24x7 CCTV Surveillance Soon

Link to article in The Times of India:


3) The History and Adventure of Maps with Ken Jennings

Link to interview on KUOW Radio's Weekday:


4) State of Maine Apologizes to Penobscot Nation for Bus Inspections on Tribal Land

Both agree to implement procedures for better communication.

Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:


5) Telematics and the Connected Car: How to Deal with Increasing Data Use

Link to article in Telematics Update:


6) South Carolina's CARTA to Offer Google Transit

Clemson bus ridership up 20% in two years after offering Google Transit.

Link to article in The Post and Courier:

7) Norfolk Tide Light-Rail Line Adds Wi-Fi, Online Ticket-Purchase Option

Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

8) Wayfinding in the New York City Subway Sucks. Here are Three Ways to Fix It

Link to article on Co.Design:

9) U.S. News & World Report Error Turns TriMet's '#1 Transit' Signs Into False Advertising

Link to blog in The Oregonian:


10) London Olympic Travel Plans Hit by Business Secrecy

Link to article in the Financial Times:

11) Qatar to Have State-of-the-Art Transportation System

Ministry working with Qatar University on smart traffic information system.

Link to article in The Peninsula:


12) Audi: Connecting Cars to the City via Internet

Link to article on

News Releases

1) re:Streets Holds Design Charrette to Develop Interactive Manual of Solutions for Urban Streets

2) GEWI to Speak on Advanced Traffic Technologies at ITS World Congress

3) Boingo: Smartphones and Tablets Surpass Laptops as Most Frequently Carried Wi-Fi Devices in Airports

Upcoming Events

ITS California NorCal Luncheon Workshop: Team California – September 26 – Oakland, California

Friday Bonus

Take a flight over the planet Earth. (Best viewed full screen)

Today in Transportation History

1641 **370th anniversary** The Merchant Royal, carrying millions of dollars worth of gold and coins, sank off the Isles of Scilly.

1911 **100th anniversary** The Argentine battleship ARA Moreno was launched from a shipyard in Camden, New Jersey.


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