Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Smarten UP! with Sensys Networks' Arterial Travel Time
Accurate Performance Measures for Active Traffic Management
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1) Google Flight Search Suffers Some Turbulence
Link to article in Technology Review:
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) GPS Data on Beijing Cabs Reveals the Cause of Traffic Jams
Link to article in Technology Review:
3) InformationWeek Highlights Several Transportation Organizations for IT Innovation
- Heavy Truck Maker, PACCAR, Revs Up IT Innovation Amid a Brutal Recession
- 15 Government IT Innovators
4) Siemens Developing Intelligent Transportation Technology Using Traffic-Light Timing Systems and Mobile Phones
Link to article on Green Car Congress:
SAFETY / SECURITY
5) NHTSA Funds Development of Alcohol-Measuring Start Button
Link to article in Autoweek:
6) NASA Launches Apps Competition
Link to article in Government Technology:
7) GM's OnStar Reverses Course on Tracking
Link to article on CNNMoney:
Link to news release from General Motors:
8) New York MTA Begins Subway Cell Service on Select Platforms
Link to story and video on NY1:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
9) Transports Quebec Spent $60,000 on 'Technical Team' to Advise on Congestion
Link to article in The Gazette:
10) Traffic Clogs Emerging Economies
2011 Commuter Pain Index finds technology might help alleviate the problem.
Link to story and audio report on the Voice of America:
11) Inrix to Provide Traffic Data to Google in Multi-million Dollar Deal
Link to article on GeekWire:
12) New Jersey Traffic Operations Center Named in Honor of John Cifelli
Former Turnpike director of maintenance credited with getting state moving after blizzard.
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:
13) California Dealers Must Flag Salvaged Vehicles with Warning Sticker
Link to article in Automotive News:
14) European Project Takes Another Step Towards Completely Automated Cars
Link to article in New Electronics:
15) Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Driver Clinics Test How Drivers Get Along with Innovative Safety Technology
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:
- Transit and Paratransit Operations Manager – LAKETRAN – Painesville, Ohio
- General Manager – First Transit – San Rafael, California
- Call for Demonstrations – ITS World Congress 2012
Webinar: Marketing High-Speed Rail in a Volatile Political Climate – October 5
Today in Transportation History
1956 **55th anniversary** US Air Force Captain Milburn Apt, became the first person to fly at Mach 3 onboard a Bell X-2. Shortly after attaining Mach 3 the aircraft lost control and crashed, killing Capt. Apt.
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