Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – March 24, 2010

March 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Yellow-Lights Shorter at Chicago Red-Light Camera Intersections

Link to article on Chicago Breaking News:


2) GPS Data from New York City Cabs Provides Detailed Picture of Traffic

Link to article in The New York Times:


3) Penn Station Baltimore Announcer Replaced by Digital Voice

Link to story and video on WJZ-TV:

4) In Memoriam: Norfolk Southern Logo, ‘Thoroughbred’ Brand Architect H. Pier Clifford

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


5) Mars Rover Gets Smarter with Age …and Software

Link to CNET News article:


6) EU Shows Off ‘Talking Car’ Technology

Link to article on just-auto:

7) GM’s Car of the Future

Electric-powered vehicle uses GPS and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to determine best route.

Link to article in Forbes:

8) Mobility 2.0 Live at Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010

Link to article and video from ERTICO-ITS Europe:

News Releases

1) Indiana DOT Deploys Proxim Wireless for Statewide Intelligent Transportation System

2) FCC Reminds Telecommunications Service Providers of Importance of Implementing Advisory Committee 9-1-1 and Enhanced 9-1-1 Services Best Practices

3) Canada’s Skymeter Corporation Scoops the Main Prize in the Coveted Intertraffic Innovation Awards


–  Invitation to Negotiate – Video Aggregation Subsystem Phase II – Florida Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events

TRB Webinar: New Managed Lane Provisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) – April 1

Today in Transportation History

1910 **110th anniversary** – Ground was formally broken for construction of a subway tunnel connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.


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