Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

The Quality Assurance program will embed data validation in INRIX's data license contracts, with experienced independent validators using proven and well documented methods established and used by the I-95 Corridor Coalition over the past four years. Find out how a QA Program would be created and executed for your agency.  Register now for the June 28, 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT webinar.  


1) Canadian Public Safety Minister Orders End to Airport Eavesdropping Pending Privacy Review
Link to Postmedia article:


2) Portland, Oregon Experiments with 'Intelligent' New Indicator Light
Link to blog on


3) New Jersey Slams the Brakes on Controversial Red-Light Cameras
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


4) The Many Benefits of 3D Maps
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s
Link to blog in The Atlantic Cities:


6) Researchers Create the First GPS for the Blind
Link to article on Phys.Org:

7) Dunkin' Donuts: Many Summer Travelers Use GPS Devices to Track Down Road-Trip Food Options
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release:


8) How US Navy Supercomputers Help Sailors Beat an Ancient Nemesis
Link to article on CNET:


9) Seven World-Famous Voices: How They Earn a Living Speaking for Machines
Link to articles on AOL Jobs:


10) 'Checkpoint of the Future' Takes Shape at Texas Airport
Link to article in USA Today:


11) Google Adds Traffic Conditions in Seven New Countries and Updates in 19 Existing Ones
Link to Google Lat Long Blog:

12) Waze Adds Real-Time Gas Prices for Summer Travelers
Link to blog on The Car Connection:

13) Helmond, the Netherlands to Continue Operation of Cooperative Mobility Service on a Commercial Basis – a First for Europe
Link to article from ERTICO:


14) Vehicle Quality Keeps Rising, but In-Car Technology Confounds Consumers
Link to article in Forbes:

15) Car Dealerships Add More Models with HD Radio
Link to article in Radio:

News Releases

Job Posting
   Senior Tolls Analyst II – Atkins North America – Atlanta, Georgia

 -  Request for Proposals – Freeway Service Patrol – Hawaii DOT

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Transportation Management for the Smart City – June 28

Today in Transportation History    
1887 **125th anniversary** Victoria Terminus opened in Bombay, India.

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