Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 30, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057



MARITIME

1) EU Focuses on Traffic Management on Inland Waterway Network

Link to article in New Europe:

http://www.neurope.eu/article/eu-focuses-traffic-management-inland-waterway-network

OTHER

2) Winners of Intertraffic 2012 Innovation Awards Announced

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com/news.php?NewsID=37874

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

3) 'Zombies' On Cellphones Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving in California

Link to story on KXTV-TV:

http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=1537482816001

Link to news release: http://goo.gl/TpWh0

RAILROADS

4) Digital Rail Crash-Avoidance System Runs Into Trouble

Link to story on CNBC:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/46806223

5) European Train Control System and the Single European Railway Area

Link to article in New Europe:

http://www.neurope.eu/article/etcs-and-single-european-railway-area

ROADWAYS

6) No Bilingual Road Signs for Northern Ireland

Link to article on Inside Ireland:

http://insideireland.ie/2012/03/30/no-bi-lingual-road-signs-for-ni-63589/

Link to news release: http://goo.gl/AxiZ3

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Data Fail to Show Much Difference in Cellphone Ban on Road Safety

Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/data-fail-to-show-much-difference-in-cellphone-ban-on/article_4f5d1adf-e20d-54ab-a2e0-fe037729d567.html

TELEMATICS

8) UPS to Roll Out Telematics System in UK Following Olympics Trial

Link to article in Logistics Manager:

http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/18170/UPS+rolls+out+telematics+systems+following+Olympic+trial.html

TRANSIT

9) New Jersey's Newark Penn Station PA System Gets an Upgrade

Link to story on WCBS-AM Radio:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/30/newark-penn-station-p-a-system-gets-an-upgrade

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) CBC's Jim Curran Signs Off from Traffic Reporting After 40-Year Career

Link to story on CBC News:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/03/29/toronto-jim-curran-retirement.html

VEHICLES

11) Google's Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man to Taco Bell

Link to article in USA Today:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/03/googles-self-driving-car-takes-blind-man-to-taco-bell/1

12) Idaho Governor Signs Law Making State First to Allow Drivers to Show Proof of Coverage Electronically

Link to story on KNIN-TV:

http://www.fox9now.com/news/local/144984295.html

News Releases

1) TomTom Historical Traffic Database Selected by Government of Basque Country to Improve Road Networks in Spain

2) New Alaska 511 Twitter Handle for Statewide Driving Conditions

3) LightSquared Says Proposed FCC Ruling is Legally Unprecedented, Not Supported by Technical Evidence, and Inconsistent with Other Recent Commission Action

4) Scout for Apps, Telenav’s HTML5 Voice-Guided GPS Navigation Service, Now Open to All Developers

5) Telogis Acquires Maptuit Business, Industry Leader in Commercial Vehicle Navigation

6) Nokia Launches 'Traffic Feature' in Delhi and Mumbai

Upcoming Events

Rail Technology Conferences 2012 – April 24-25 – Amstelveen, the Netherlands

http://www.railtechnologyconferences.com/

Friday Bonus

Even Batman needs to have license plates on the Batmobile.

http://youtu.be/a4jpXDKk-rY

Today in Transportation History

1982 **30th anniversary** The third flight of the Space Shuttle was completed. The ship landed at the White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico. The only time a shuttle landed there after a space flight.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/spaceharbor/Capabilities.html

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