Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Transportation Newsletters

On Monday I mentioned there are other transportation newsletters I edit. Here's a rundown with links to the newsletters or subscription information.

- AASHTO Daily Transportation Update – General transportation news from the US, with an emphasis on news involving and affecting state departments of transportation.

- TransCentral – A weekly update that features regional transportation news for the following areas: NYC, Chicago, DC, LA and Florida.

- Gridlock Sam e-News – Sent weekly with a focus on NYC transportation news and along with a summary of planned weekend subway disruptions.

- ITS California Newsletter – A monthly rundown of transportation news from the Golden State.

- ITS Michigan Newsletter – Once a month update of transportation news from Michigan.

- AFTERCars – A monthly newsletter with bicycle and pedestrian news.


1) A New York Map Service Saves Brokers' Shoe Leather

Link to article in The New York Times:


2) LightSquared Says Tests Show GPS Devices Work with Network

Link to Bloomberg article:


3) Don't Do TSA-Style Public Relations

Here's what your business can learn from the US Transportation Security Administration's image problem.

Link to commentary in Businessweek:

4) ITS Program Advisory Committee Releases Its 2011 Report

Link to report from US DOT:


5) Experts Struggle to Express Direness of Infrastructure Problem to a Wary Public

Link to article in The Washington Post:


6) Teamwork in US Railroad Operations: A Conference

Link to summary from the Transportation Research Board:


7) Canada to Share More Info on Travelers with US to Cut Border Bottlenecks

Real-time information will be shared with motorists approaching border.

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

Link to news release from the Canadian Prime Minister's Office:

8) Error Could Cause Thousands of TWIC Cards to be Rejected

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

9) Truck Drivers Not Happy About New Cellphone Use Restriction

Link to story on KFVS-TV:


10) New OnStar Program Assists First Responders

Link to article in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services:


11) Soon, One Card for All Modes of Transport in India

Link to Express News Service article:

12) New York MTA to Increase Number of Cameras on Buses

Link to story on NY1:


13) Should Radio Still Provide Traffic In-Car?

Link to article in Radio World:

14) Teenage Trio's Traffic System to Speed Ambulance Movements Wins Top Prize

Link to PTI article:


15) Renault to Offer In-Car Tablet PC

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

Link to news release from Renault:

16) How Close are We to a Crash-Proof Car?

Link to BBC News story:

News Releases

1) Global Investment in Smart Transportation Systems Will Total $13.1 Billion Through 2017

2) GEWI Asia Pacific Releases New Singapore Location Table

3) NYSERDA and New York State DOT Fund City of White Plains Deployment of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System on Tarrytown Road

4) New Tool Puts Washington State Ferries ETA Just a Click Away

5) PBS Stations Named for Mobile Emergency Alert System Pilot Designed to Deliver Video, Maps and More to Mobile Devices

6) Bangalore Traffic Police Receive National Award for Traffic Management

7) AirDat and Flybe Partner to Provide Real-Time Weather Data from Aircraft

Upcoming Events

US DOT Webinar: Update on the Urban Partnership and Congestion Reduction Demonstration Programs – December 15

Today in Transportation History

1941 **70th anniversary** Japanese naval and air forces attacked the US at Pearl Harbor.


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