Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Traffic Talk with Airline CEOs

The CEOs of American and Southwest airlines had a candid discussion about the need to upgrade the nation's air traffic control systems.

Link to video report on KXAS-TV:


2) Two-Year Ban on Traffic Cameras Eyed in Tennessee

Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:


3) Ohio Turnpike Height Rule Leads to Higher Tolls for Passenger Vehicles with Objects on Roof

Link to article in The Plain Dealer:


4) US DOT Inspector General Finds Gaps in Contractor Enforcement

IG says better communication may have prevented awarding of contracts.

Link to article in Government Executive:

5) Bilateral ITS Research Activities between RITA and the European Commission Directorate General for Information Society and Media

Link to further information from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:

6) Winter Edition of Integrated Corridor Management Program Newsletter

Link to newsletter from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:


7) Safety, Traffic Concerns Raised When 3.5-Mile-Long Freight Train Rolls Through Los Angeles Basin

State and local officials not notified of train trip from Texas to California.

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


8) 28% of Traffic Accidents Involve Talking, Texting on Cell Phones

Link to article in The Washington Post:


9) It’s Not a New York MTA App, but It’s Close

Link to article in The New York Times:


10) Federal Officials Offer Insight on Recent West Virginia Turnpike Standstill

Strengthening communication among improvements being suggested by FHWA.
Link to story and video report on WSAZ-TV:

11) New Jersey DOT Updates 511 Web Site

Link to article in the Burlington County Times:


12) Ford’s Message: We are the Medium

Link to article in Marketing Daily:

13) Trucks of the Future

Link to article in Gulf Weekly:

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