Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 29, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

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1) JetBlue CEO Says Airlines Battle-Tested
Pushes for increased spending on air traffic control modernization in meeting with Obama.
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from JetBlue Airways:

2) Southwest In-Flight Internet Trial Pushed to February
Link to story on Wi-Fi Net News:

3) Spirit Flight Attendants Spitting Mad at Aprons Touting Beer
Link to story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:,0,5148228.story
Link to news release from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

4) Will Free Airport Wi-Fi Take Flight?
Link to column on ABC News:


5) Australian Publisher Maps the Way to Save Fuel
Map publisher UBD has begun selling what it calls Australia's first green street directory.
Link to story in The Canberra Times:


6) Florida’s Maritime Industry Organizes to Lobby
Link to story in the Jacksonville Business Journal:
Link to news release from the Florida Maritime Leadership Coalition:


7) Electronic Freight Management
Link to story in Public Roads:

8) TV Show: Traffic Cops Live for Moving Violations
Link to McClatchy Newspapers story:
Link to further information on Speeders from truTV:


9) West NEXCO, Nissan Begin Research on IT-Assisted Road Information System
Link to story in the Automotive Business Review:

10) Traffic Signal Systems
Link to papers from the Transportation Research Board:

11) The Sound of Safety
Arizona's findings point to centerline rumble strips for reducing lane departure crashes.
Link to story in Public Roads:


12) North Dakota House Rejects Text Messaging Ban for Drivers
Link to story in The Bismarck Tribune:


13) Can Paying for a Telematics System Save You Money?
Link to story on Edmunds:


14) Transit TV and Its Importance to Marketing Books
Can out-of-home markets be the secret to stimulating books sales?
Link to story on TransWorldNews:


15) Audi Introduces New Third-Generation Advanced Multimedia Interface on Q5 SUV
Link to story in Motor Trend:

News Releases
Delaware DOT Saves Money by Going ‘Virtual’ - New Project Communication Process More Efficient, Effective
2) ‘SnowMan’ Software Developed at the University of Buffalo Helps Keep Snow Drifts Off the Road

- Request for Information – Video Aggregation System – Florida Department of Transportation

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Today in Transportation History
1944 **65th anniversary** - The USS Missouri was launched as the last US battleship.

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