Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) The Street Network Evolution of Crowdsourced Maps: OpenStreetMap in Germany 2007-2011

Researchers compare a crowdsourced map with a commercial map.

Link to article in Future Internet:


2) India to Revive Proposal to Integrate Toll Plazas Across Country

Link to article in The Hindu:


3) LightSquared GPS Interference Issue Faces Congressional Oversight

Link to article in eWeek:


4) Chicago's New 'Snow Portal' is Hot

Link to article in Government Technology:

Link to Chicago Shovels:


5) New Microsoft Patent: Walking Directions that Avoid Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

Link to article on GeekWire:

Link to patent:


6) Your Customers are Mobile, are You?

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


7) Broombridge, a Station Like No Other

Irish Rail promotion to select 'Best Station' may have a different outcome than expected.

Link to blog on Come Here to Me:


8) Survey Finds Two Thirds of Drivers are Confused by Basic Road Signs

Link to article in the Daily Mail:

9) Residents of Staten Island, New York Can Track Conditions of Borough Streets Online

Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:

Link to site:

10) Sensors Help Test Structural Integrity of Easton-Phillipsburg Free Bridge

Link to article in The Express-Times:

Link to article in Resolve: (scroll down)


11) New Road Safety Measures Take Effect in France

In-vehicle warnings of speed camera locations, watching movies while driving, now banned.

Link to article on Guide2Midi Pyrenees:

12) US Navy Testing Long-Range Drone that Tracks Suspicious Vessels

Link to article in Stars and Stripes:

Link to additional information on the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System:


13) Old Services Meet New Media: A Tweeting Cabbie's Growing Business

Link to article on Ars Technica:

Link to ChicagoCabbie Twitter feed:!/chicagocabbie


14) The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:

News Releases

1) New Transportation TV Program Launches to Highlight Innovation

2) 'Intersector' Bicycle Detection Device Helps Improve Safety for Cyclists

3) TrafficLand Launches Direct Sales Program and Expands Authorized Dealer Network

4) US DOT Fines AirTran Airways for Violating Price Advertising Rules

5) GE Acquisition of Rail Software Provider RMI Closes

6) Government of Canada Moves to Streamline Aviation Security Regulations

7) Web Portal Promotes Walking In and Around Seattle

8) WVU Center Develops Smartphone App and Training Programs for First Responders

9) Nokia Car Mode Now Available for Download

Job Postings

- Transit Manager – Ride Right, Inc. – Yamhill, Oregon

- Senior Transit Analyst – Antelope Valley Transit Authority – Lancaster, California


- Call for Papers – NFC Solutions Summit 2012

- Request for Proposals – AVL and Passenger Information System – Golden Empire Transit District

Upcoming Events

Texas Transportation Forum – February 15-17 – San Antonio, Texas

Today in Transportation History

1967 **45th anniversary** Donald Campbell was killed while attempting to set a new water world speed record.


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