Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 25, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Admits It Mishandled Air Traffic Control Cover-Up
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:

2) Pilot's Missing Laptop Causes Airport Security Scare
Link to story and video on WJLA-TV:

3) When It Comes to Air Traffic Control Maintenance, the Devil’s In the Details
Link to story on Aero-News.Net:


4) Agencies Adapt Commercial Mapping Tolls to Suit Missions
Link to story in Federal Times:


5) Transportation Agencies Are Acting to Involve Others in Planning and Environmental Decisions
Link to US Government Accountability Office letter:

6) Spring Issue of HNTB’s Transportation Point Online
Articles include:
- Texas’ Super Innovation Highway (page 10)
- In Pursuit of Mobility – Atlanta’s gridlocked Northwest Corridor could be home to one of the nation’s next managed lane systems (page 14)
Link to publication:


7) More US Agencies Turn to Podcasts to Get Message Out
Link to story in Federal Times:

8) Traffic Safety: Improved Reporting and Performance Measures Would Enhance Evaluation of High-Visibility Campaigns
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


9) Face Scans to Trial at UK Airports this Summer
Link to story in the Telegraph:


10) What’s Life Without a Car? Google, HopStop are Helping Figure It Out
Link to story on VentureBeat:


11) Keeping Up with Traffic – The Minnesota Traffic Observatory Focuses on Twin Cities Traffic
Link to story in Civil Engineer:

News Releases
MY 511 Allows Users to Personalize 511 Access, Saving Time Online and by Phone
2) US Secretary of Transportation Announces $213 Million Grant to Cut Traffic, Improve Transit and Clean the Air in Los Angeles

Upcoming Events
NEXTRANS Center Inaugural Summit – May 5 – West Lafayette, Indiana

Friday Bonus
What if IKEA redesigned a subway? Nah, something like that would never happen.

Today in Transportation History
1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates.


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