Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 27, 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) Delta Tests Turnstile to Automate Boarding
Link to article in the Star Tribune:


2) New Toll Booth Message on Garden State Parkway Seeks to Eliminate Confusion
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


3) Waze GPS Service Coming to a Car Near You
Link to article in PC Magazine:

4) US Supreme Court's GPS Ruling May Have Minimal Impact Because Cellphone Tracking is Legal
Link to article in The National Law Journal:


5) Richmond, Virginia Port Using Real-Time Cargo Movement Technology
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

6) Inventing the iBoat
Link to article in Marine News:


7) Covisint, Detroit's Failed Internet Venture, is Alive and Well – and About to Go Public
Link to article in Forbes:

8) Travel Bookings Via Mobile Apps Soar
Link to article in Travel Weekly:

9) Planning and Flexibility are Key to Effectively Deploying Broadband Conduit through Federal Highway Projects
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


10) Updates from US DOT's Volpe Center
 -  Joint Volpe-FRA Pilot Makes Measurable Improvements in Rail Safety
 -  On the Ground at Manchester: Making Surface Traffic More Visible


11) Georgia ACLU to Defend Ku Klux Klan's Bid to 'Adopt' a Highway
Link to article in USA Today:


12) When the President Comes to New York City
Link to video from The New York Times:


13) Click A Taxi Goes for Country Coverage Via App, Opens Up UK and Ireland
Link to article on Tnooz:


14) GO Transit Uses Art Train to Collect Ideas on Transportation Sustainability
Link to article in the Toronto Star:

15) MBTA May Sell Station Names
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

16) Can the MBTA Improve Operations Through Service Chain Optimization?
Link to blog from ClickSoftware:


17) Stuck in Traffic? US DOT Wants an App to Prevent That
Link to article on Nextgov:
Link to notice from ITS Joint Program Office:

18) China National Radio Launches Expressway Traffic Channel
Link to article in China Daily:

19) Serious Buzz About Siri
Link to First Shift video from Automotive News:

20) Tennessee Hopes to Cut Down DMV Wait Time with iPad Kiosks
Link to article on Digital Trends:
Link to news release:

21) Modern Car Connectivity Takes Distracted Driving to Dangerous Levels
Link to column in The Star-Ledger:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes
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Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The Italian Army's first air force, the Battaglione Aviatori, was established.

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