Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 9, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Valdosta, Georgia Police to Use Traffic Cameras to Fight Crime

Link to story on WCTV-TV:

2) Many Moscow Traffic Cameras Not Able to Record Violations

Link to article from Kommersant: (scroll down to story)


3) Mobile GIS Vehicle Puts Monroe County, New York on the Map

Link to article in Government Technology:


4) European Commission Updates Rules for License-Free Spectrum

Frequencies can be used by ITS.

Link to article in Telecompaper:


5) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Posts Employees' Pay, Other Compensation Online

Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


6) Government Officials, Norfolk Southern Railroad Agree to Improved Communication Following November Derailment in Elmira, New York

Link to article in The Ithaca Journal:


7) Number of Roadside Call Boxes Dwindling as Use Declines in San Francisco Bay Area

Link to article in The Examiner:

8) The Road Sign as Design Classic

The Design Museum adds a motorway sign to its collection.

Link to BBC News story:

Link to further information from the Design Museum:


9) Hartford to Enter Pay-as-You-Drive Auto Insurance Arena

Link to article on MarketWatch:


10) Texas Board Approves 'One State Under God' License Plate

Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:

11) Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans Sues Over License Plates

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

News Releases

1) Nintendo Extends Free Wi-Fi Service for Nintendo 3DS Users to 42 Boingo Airports in North America

2) Polis Statement on Research and Cooperation Needs for Urban and Regional Network Management and ITS

3) First Platform for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe

Upcoming Events

T3 Webinar: Systems Engineering for Adaptive Signal Control Technology – December 15

Friday Bonus

This isn't the train set-up you'll find around the tree on Christmas morning.

Today in Transportation History

1956 **55th anniversary** Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 crashed into Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia killing all 62 people aboard.


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