Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Malaysia to Conduct In-Flight Biometric Immigration Checks

Link to article in The Star:

2) Aspen, Colorado Airport to Get Intelligent Video System to Prevent Taxiway Wanderers

Link to article in the Aspen Daily News:


3) Some Drivers Get Dinged by Open-Road Tolling

Link to article in The Miami Herald:


4) GPS Units So Faulty, They Showed FDNY Fire Trucks in New York Harbor

Link to article in The New York Times:


5) iMobility Newsletter – October 2011

Link to newsletter from ERTICO - ITS Europe:


6) University of Nevada, Las Vegas Seeks Scientific Way to Curb Pedestrian Deaths

Link to AP article:


7) New Jersey Transportation Officials Search for Ways to Derail Train-Related Fatalities

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

8) RSS Feed Now Available for the FHWA's Research and Technology Web Site

Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:


9) Wayfinding Project Aims to Curb Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Traffic Headaches

Link to story on WMBF-TV:


10) Washington State Has New Tool to Check for Truckers' Hours of Service Violations

Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:


11) Service Offers Transit Directions Avoiding Stairs

Link to AP article:

12) Ottawa Mayor Backs Silencing Singing Bus Driver

Link to CBC News story:

13) Better Visibility, Outreach Planned for Annapolis, Maryland Bus Line

Link to article in The Capital:

14) Nextrip Proving to be Popular in Los Angeles; Train Arrival Data May be Coming Next Year

Link to blog in The Source:


15) Sensors Providing Real-Time I-25 Data in Colorado

Link to article in The Coloradoan:

16) North Carolina DOT Traffic Center Moves to New Headquarters

Link to story on WRAL-TV:

17) High-Tech Data Driving Traffic Vendors

Link to article on TVNewsCheck:


18) Improved Systems for Vehicle Voice Recognition Coming

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

19) New Technology Promises to Change Driving Experience

Experts predict all new cars will be Internet-ready in three to five years.

Link to story on KGTV-TV:

20) Federal Court Orders New York to Approve 'Choose Life' License Plates

Link to article in The Christian Post:

News Releases

1) Intel, Toyota to Start Joint Research on Next-Generation In-Vehicle Multimedia Systems

2) GO Transit Launches First Official Mobile App for Customers

3) myRV|ID-A New Social Networking Tool for RV Owners


- Consulting Services Opportunity – Operation of the Capital Region Transportation Management Center (CRTMC) & Statewide Transportation Information and Coordination Center (STICC) Services – New York State Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** An Atlas E rocket exploded 30-seconds after takeoff at Cape Canaveral. On board was Goliath, a monkey, which died.


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