Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter



Monday, July 6, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057




1) FAA Gets Its New Virtualized Flight-Plan System Off the Ground

Link to story in eWeek:


2) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Sign Cost Jumps Past $2 Million

Link to story in the Star Tribune:


3) Wyoming Requires Marking Wind Towers

Link to AP story:




4) E-ZPass Subsidy in Maryland Lingered Too Long

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:




5) Navteq: ‘The Phone Will Not Replace the Sat-Nav’

Link to story in Pocket-lint:




6)  Twitter Comes to the Rescue

Link to column in The New York Times:




7) Federal Stimulus Road Signs Rile Up Some Taxpayers

Link to AP story:


8) ‘Pictograms’ Make Motorway Debut

Link to BBC News story:


9) Signs to Monitor Driver Behavior in Queensland

Speeding and tailgating will be detected by signs and messages would change accordingly.

Link to story in the Sunshine Coast Daily:




10) US Department of Homeland Security Launches Multi-frequency Radio Pilot Program for First Responders

Link to story on Nextgov:




11) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Testing Trolley Collision-Avoidance System

Link to AP story:


12) Denver’s RTA Preps Train-Stopping System for Colorado Light Rail Trains

Link to story in The Denver Post:


13) Utah Transit Riders Use Smart Cards to Pay Fares

Link to story in Government Technology:


14) Chicago Transit Authority Surveys Customers…Badly

Link to commentary in The Huffington Post:



News Releases

1) Denver’s RTA Introduces myStop, Automated Telephone System for Schedule Information




There was an incorrect link in Friday’s issue.  The correct link is provided below.

Electronic Tolls Trump Cash on the Highways

Link to story in The Wall Street Journal:



Upcoming Events

Large Hub Winter Operations Conference and Expo – July 19-21 – Dearborn, Michigan



Today in Transportation History

1919 **90th anniversary** - The British dirigible R34 completed the first trans-Atlantic crossing upon landing in Mineola, New York.



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