Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 13, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Airlines Adding Internet on Overseas Flights
Link to AP article:

2) Airports Adopt Radar for Ground Vehicles
Link to story on WSJ Live:


3) Automated Speed Enforcement Study Finds Public Support in Minnesota
Link to article in CTS Catalyst:


4) Google Maps Return to iPhone with New Mobile App
Link to AP article:
Link to further information from Google:


5) Locata Wants to Fill Holes in GPS Location, Navigation
Link to article on CNET:


6) Name Tags Upset Canadian Customs Workers at Ambassador Bridge, Delay Traffic
Link to article in The Detroit News:

7) Road Kill Data Tracks Animal Migration Patterns via Open Source App
Link to article in Government Technology:


8) Seattle Study: Texting, Phones, Music Put Distracted Pedestrians at Risk
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
Link to abstract in Injury Prevention:


9) California Governor Kills PR for Bay Bridge Project
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


10) Motorists Say Upkeep of Colorado's Lane Markings Needs to Improve
Link to article in The Denver Post:

11) Houston Traffic Technology Going Global
Link to blog in the Houston Chronicle:
Link to news release from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute:


12) New York City OKs Yearlong Test of Hail-a-Cab Smartphone Apps
Link to article on CNET:


13) CEO of European Satellite Navigation Competition Discusses Next Big Trends in Telematics
Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) Sensors Will Help Steer Delaware Drivers Clear of Jams
Link to article in The News Journal:


15) AAA: Protect Privacy in 'Black Box' Mandate for Autos
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Advanced Transportation Management System/Traveler Information System Project – New Hampshire DOT (on behalf of states of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire)

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1577 **435th anniversary** Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England on his circumnavigation of the globe.

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