Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Japanese Air-Traffic Controller Leaks Obama Flight Plans

Link to article in The Yomiuri Shimbun:


2) University of Minnesota to Implement Bike-Reward System

The system, using chips and towers, will be the first of its kind in the country.

Link to article in The Minnesota Daily:

3) Experimental Navigation System Guides Cyclists Using Music

Link to article on Gizmag:


4) Spokane Transit: A Very Clear Network Map

Link to blog on Human Transit:


5) New Online Resource Launched to Help Freight Industry Plan for London 2012 Games

Link to article in Materials Handling World Magazine:


6) Europe's Galileo Sat-Nav Spacecraft Ready to Fly

Link to BBC News story:


7) Obama Changes Rhetoric to Get $50 Billion for Transportation

Link to article in The Hill:

8) A Master Plan for Intelligent Transport System in Hyderabad

Link to Express News Service article:

9) New Technical Study from European Telecom Standardisation Institute Impacting ITS Industry

Link to article from ERTICO:


10) Redflex the Only Player Paying to Sway Albuquerque Voters on Red-Light Camera Initiative

Link to story and video on KOB-TV:


11) New Technology Initiatives Put Amtrak on the Fast Track

Link to story on MSNBC:


12) On the Job: Richard S. Fields, Supervisor of Street Operations, Traffic Maintenance Division in Worcester, Massachusetts

Link to article in the Telegram & Gazette:


13) Utah Transit Authority Wants to be National Leader in Pedestrian Safety

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

14) National Coast Watch System Established in Philippines

Link to article the in Manila Standard Today:

15) Georgia Drivers Can Now List Medical Conditions on License

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

16) Crisis Communication Needs Spur New Mexico Web Portal Redesign

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to site:

17) Emergency Response Often Uncoordinated in Post-9/11 Era

Link to article on


18) Taxis are Flexible and High-Tech Public Transportation

Link to commentary on Hawaii Reporter:


19) Interview with Flavio Sakai, Director of Infotainment and Connectivity, Continental Brazil

Link to interview in Telematics Update:


20) BART Officials Defend Police Tactics at Protest

Journalists handcuffed and detained.

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

21) Bangalore Bus Rapid Transit Plan is Still Meandering

Link to article in Daily News & Analysis:

22) Mobile Wallets Gain Currency as New Technology Takes Hold

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:

23) Real-Time Transit Data Demonstration Projects Awarded to Integrated Corridor Management Demonstration Sites

Link to further information from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:


24) Ford Exec Pens Open Letter to Broadcasters

Link to article in Radio & Television Business Report:

25) Man Sues Florida for Right to Flash Headlights

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

26) Bug Labs and Ford Team Up on Geeky Gear for Cars

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to news release from Bug Labs:

27) The Connected Car: More a 'Companion' Than a Mere Vehicle

Link to article in the Financial Times:

News Releases

1) Changes to Crash Data Guidelines Posted and Available for Final Review

2) In Plane View: New Tool Analyzes Black-Box Data for Flight Anomalies

3) Puerto Rico’s Conversion to All Electronic Toll Collection Debuts with Dramatic Results

4) RTI Group Launches New Corporate Website

5) Sprint 'Drive First' Application Helps Parents Combat Distracted Driving

6) Rhythm Engineering Hits 500 Milestone for InSync Real-Time Adaptive Traffic Control System

Upcoming Events

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

Today in Transportation History

1906 **105th anniversary** The Newport Transporter Bridge was opened over the River Usk in South Wales.


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