Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 25, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) European Commission Transport Commissioner Sees 'Genuine Risk' in Air Traffic Modernization

Link to article on EurActiv:

Link to news release from the European Commission:

2) Technology Key in Airport Development

Link to article from Airline Business:

3) Vending Machine Offers DIY Banners at Dutch Airport

Link to Reuters article:


4) Taxi Cab Recorders in Nanjing, China Bring Up Privacy Doubts

Link to article in China Daily:


5) Harold Goddijn: TomTom's Founder Needs His Business to Turn the Corner

Link to article in The Guardian:


6) Coordinated Security Response Tested by Singapore Agencies

Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:


7) News from ERTICO – ITS Europe

- Workshop: Implementation of NFC Technology on Public Transport in Spain

- AMITRAN Project Launched to Develop a CO2 Assessment Methodology for ITS

- News from the Traveller Information Services Association (TISA)

- ITS Austria Conference 2011: 2012 Marked by Intelligent Transport Systems

8) Prescott, Arizona Abolishes Transportation Coordinating Committee

Link to article in The Daily Courier:


9) Belgian Traffic Institute Unveils Driving Warning via Facebook

Application sends fake newspaper article describing death via car accident.

Link to story on Deutsche Welle:,,15555121,00.html

Link to further information: (in Dutch)

10) Bangalore Traffic Cops Score a Hit on Facebook

Use site to locate hit and run driver.

Link to article in The Indian Express:

Link to Bangalore Traffic Police Facebook page:

11) Cowlitz County, Washington Coffee Shops Helping People Wake Up to Dangers of Drunk Driving

Link to article in The Daily News:


12) Despite Billboard-Size Warning, Reno Area Drivers Nabbed in Traffic Safety Program

Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:

Link to Badge on Board:


13) Co-branded EasyCard a Result of Technology Progress: Taipei Mayor

Link to Central News Agency article:


14) Ohio DOT's $18 Million Web of Cameras and Road Sensors Aim to Ease Your Ride

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

15) Xiamen Plans to Install HD Video Systems on 20 Busiest Roads

Link to article on What's On Xiamen:

Link to article in the Xiamen Daily: (in Chinese)

16) Bryan Mistele Guides Inrix on Road to Success

Link to article on GeekWire:

News Releases

1) Transperth to Add Real-Time Tracking Information to Bus Network

2) Colorado DOT Launches Facebook Page to Help Improve Communications and Customer Service

3) CardEase Mobile Brings Fast, Secure and Fully Compliant Mobile Payments Acceptance to BlackBerry and Android Devices in UK

Upcoming Events

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Friday Bonus

When the Batmobile is in the shop, there's always the subway.

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Today in Transportation History

1986 **25th anniversary** The King Fahd Causeway, which connects Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, was officially opened.


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