Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Debating New York Subway Map Form and Function
Link to blog on 2nd Ave. Sagas:
2) Feds Quick to Blame Massachusetts for Revenue Lost from FastLane
FHWA says Citizens Bank sponsorship can stay.
Link to article in the Boston Herald:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) Russia Probes Navigation System Spending After Crash
Link to AFP article:
4) Iraq Looks to Buy Maritime Awareness Systems
Link to article in Defense Industry Daily:
Link to news release from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency:
5) Black Cab ‘Oyster Card’ Ends Worry of Finding Cash for Your Fare Home
Link to article in the London Evening Standard:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
6) Flash Mob Promote Seattle DOT’s Umbrellas for Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Link to story, audio and video on KIRO Radio:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) ACLU Sues New Jersey for Keeping Road Salt Barn Plans Confidential
State says releasing plans would be a security risk.
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:
Link to news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey:
8) European Tech Firms Look Toward Payment-Equipped Cell Phones
Link to AFP article:
9) Wireless Carriers Join Forces on Mobile Tap-to-Pay — but Will It Fly?
Link to story on CNN:
10) Smile for London Uses Underground Art to Cheer Up Rush Hour
Link to story on Transportation Nation:
Link to Smile for London: http://www.smileforlondon.com/
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) UK Traffic Radio Service Succumbs to Government Cuts
Link to article in The Guardian:
Link to Traffic Radio: http://www.trafficradio.org.uk/
12) Beijing to Issue More Rigid Measures to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Steps include achieving full ITS coverage within the five ring roads.
Link to article in the People’s Daily:
13) Waze: A People-Powered Mapping App is Finding Its Way
Link to article on DailyFinance:
14) Traffic and Transit Updates: How Do You Get Yours?
Toronto transit disruptions lead to angry messages on Twitter.
Link to CBC News story:
15) Thinking Cars Video Documentary to Debut on TV This Week
Link to further information and trailer:
16) IntelliDrive Mobility and Environment Workshop Presentations Available Online
Link to presentations:
1) RITA and ITS America Invite Comments on Real-Time System Management Information Program
2) Salk International Debuts First ‘Airport Transit Guide’ App
3) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Offers New Touch-Screen Directories, Mobile Phone Application
4) PayPal Canada Launches ‘Mall Traffic Reports’ on Twitter
Webinar: Bringing Research to Deployment: Urban Energy Efficiency Pilots for Commercial Vehicles – December 10
Today in Transportation History
1910 **100th anniversary** Donald Kirby Ross, the first person awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II was born in Beverly, Kansas. Ross distinguished himself by assuming responsibility for getting the USS Nevada underway during the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the only battleship to do so during the attack.
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