Monday, May 2, 2011
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, May 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) When Will Airlines' Onboard Wi-Fi Take Off in Popularity?
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:
2) Avionics Technology: The Big Picture
Link to article in Aircraft Maintenance Technology:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Uh-Oh: Will GPS Data Yield More Traffic Tickets?
Link to blog in The Boston Globe:
4) Near Field Communication Transforms Travel in Japan
Link to BBC News story:
5) Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani to Become First Train in India with Wi-Fi
Link to article in The Economic Times:
6) Should Illinois Tollways Trade Historic Names for Sponsors?
Link to article in the Daily Herald:
7) California Bridge Toll Contest Launches Online
Link to Bay Area News Group article:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Tow Truck Safety Bill Advances in Colorado
Legislation would require large warning sticker on vehicles being towed.
Link to AP article:
9) Ford Plans in 'Sync' with Safe Driving
Link to video on CTIA Blog:
10) Hopping Aboard the Fiber Optic Train
California firm behind the technology of Los Angeles' subway display signs.
Link to article in The Sun:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) 300 Dubai Junctions Linked with Control System
Link to article in The Gulf Today:
12) Korean Firms Offer Intelligent Transport System to Qatar Agencies
Link to article in The Peninsula:
13) From Woe to Flow: Traffic Jams Spell Sweet Success for Australian Traffic Network
Link to article in the West Coast Sentinel:
14) Traffic FM Likely to Air in Six Months in Nepal
Link to article in República:
15) New Utah DOT Program Improves Notifications on Construction
Link to story and video on KSTU-TV:
16) Real-Time Traffic: 'The Big Revolution is Two-Way Traffic Data'
Link to interview in GPS Business News:
http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Real-Time-Traffic-The-Big-Revolution-is-Two-Way-Traffic-Data_a3000.html?preaction=nl&id=8135716&idnl=88939& (link only available for a limited time)
17) High-Tech Transportation
Freight movement benefiting from technology.
Link to article in World Trade:
Connections 2011 – June 14-17 – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** The Albatross, a vessel which served as a pilot boat, a German radio ship during World War II and a training ship, sank during a storm west of the Dry Tortugas. Six of the eighteen people aboard drowned.
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