Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 27, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports’ Reporting of Bird Strikes Inconsistent
Link to story in USA Today:

2) California Air Traffic Facilities Rely on Trainees
Link to AP story:
Link to further information from the US DOT Inspector General:

3) ADS-B Enters US Air Traffic Management Arena
Link to story in Aviation Week:

4) Air Force One Photo Op Triggers Panic in Manhattan
Normal system of public notification broke down.
Link to story and video on ABC News’ World News:

5) Hot New Aircraft Features
From shower stalls to Wi-Fi.
Link to story from Forbes Traveler:


6) Evaluation of Transit Applications of Advanced Parking Management Systems – Final Evaluation Report
Link to report from US DOT:


7) Texas’ Bush Turnpike Tolls to Go All-Electronic
Link to story in the Dallas Business Journal:

8) Arizona Group Wants I-91 Metric Signs Kept
Link to story in the Arizona Daily Star:

9) Could Timely Twitter Tweet Thwart a Ticket?
In Seattle drivers using Twitter to warn of speed traps.
Link to story on KOMO-TV:


10) Thermal Imaging Scanners at Major International Airports in Malaysia to Spot Swine Flu
Link to story in the New Straits Times:


11) More Bus Information Boards to be Installed in Seoul Area
Link to story in The Chosun Ilbo:


12) Managing Traffic in a New Way
Pennsylvania DOT's new traffic center keeps watch of Harrisburg-area traffic.
Link to story on WHP-TV:

13) Hyderabad Cops Launch Web Site for Live Traffic Updates
Link to Press Trust of India story:
Link to site:

14) ITS Initiatives for Traffic Management in Bangalore
Link to story in the Deccan Herald:

15) When Will Ahmedabad See Smart Eyes on the Road?
Link to story in The Times of India:


16) Florida May Issue Christian License Plates
Bill would allow plates with image of Jesus and one with a cross.
Link to story in The Miami Herald:

News Releases
Al-Markazia Launches 'Anta Muraqab' (Traffic Safety) Campaign in Lebanon
2) Inrix Traffic to Enhance Live 411 Search - Mobile users now have free, instant voice-enabled access to local traffic

Upcoming Events
Snow and Ice Management Association 12th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium – June 24-27 – Louisville, Kentucky

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - An experiment in Washington, DC tested how well roads could handle high-speed automobiles. The top speed reached was 70 mph.

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