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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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: http://www.htp.gov.in/
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:
1) 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
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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