Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) iPad Update May Cause iHeadaches for Some Pilots

Link to article in Wired:

2) Tracking Planes as They Fly – An Aviation Enthusiast's Best Friend

Link to blog on


3) The 'Prius of Bicycles' Switches Gears by Reading Your Mind

Link to article in The Christian Science Monitor:

4) Bicycle Wayfinding Signs Coming to Los Angeles

Link to LADOT Bike Blog:


5) South Carolina Traffic-Camera Commission Never Meets, Fails to Report Findings

Link to article in The Beaufort Gazette:

6) Ontario Ministry of Transportation Pulled Plug on Traffic Cameras as Truck Chase Ended

Link to commentary in the Toronto Sun:

7) Intelligent Transportation Systems

Link to editorial digest from Vision Systems Design: (free registration required)


8) German Transport Minister Combats Road Rage with 'Adagio in the Automobile'

Link to AP article:

Link to article in Frankfurter Allgemeine: (in German)


9) Montgomery County, Maryland's Ride On Piloting Real-Time Bus Tracking

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:

News Releases

1) Operation Lifesaver Announces Safety Education Grants to Four Transit Systems

2) Volkswagen Selects Hughes Telematics as Exclusive Provider of Advanced Connected Vehicle Services to US Market

3) New Reno, Nevada Traffic Cameras Now Available Online

4) Inventor of Highway Centerline Receives International Honor


- Call for Papers and Presentation Abstracts – ITS America's 22nd Annual Meeting & Exposition

Upcoming Events

M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase – December 5-6 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1951 **60th anniversary** Six thousand British troops are flown to Egypt's Suez Canal Zone. Strikes by workers mean ships cannot unload and must pass through the canal fully loaded.


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