Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 23, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Unpaid Red-Light Camera Tickets in Las Cruces, New Mexico May Lead to Utility Cutoffs
Link to story on KTSM-TV:
Link to news release:

2) Red-Light Cameras Catch Officers Running Red Lights in Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Florida
In some cases tickets dismissed even if officer wasn't responding to an emergency.
Link to story on WPTV-TV:


3) Google Street View Comes to Israel After Negotiations
Link to AP article:


4) Maricopa, Arizona Mayor Wants ADOT to Install Signage for Amtrak Crossing Delays
Signs would advise of delays and direct drivers to alternate routes.
Link to article in the Maricopa Monitor:


5) Sikh Coalition Launches Mobile Phone App for Reporting TSA Profiling
Link to article in The Hill:

6) California Traffic Safety Company Files for Bankruptcy
Link to article in The Orange County Register:


7) Telematics Keeps Contractors Safe on the Road
Link to article in Constructech:


8) Why is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing US Public Transit Agencies?
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

9) Travel in Bangalore Buses Set to Become Smarter
Link to article in the Deccan Herald:

10) Los Angeles Metro Rolls Out App with Info on Nearest Stop and When Next Train or Bus Arrives
Link to City News Service article:

11) MBTA to Launch First Smartphone Rail Ticketing System in US
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority:

12) App Which Could Speed Up San Francisco Muni Buses Sits Unused Due to Lack of Funding
Link to article in The Bay Citizen:


13) Western Australia Government Adds $47.6 Million to Ease Traffic Woes
Funding will be spent on 'active traffic management', including CCTV and incident response crews.
Link to AAP article:


14) High-Tech Aid for Older Drivers
Link to story on BBC News:

15) Cadillac Expects 'Self-Driving Vehicle' by Mid-Decade
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

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