Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 16, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Raleigh-Durham Airport Surrenders in Six-Year Legal Fight Over Newspaper Boxes

Link to article in The News & Observer:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/07/16/583481/airport-surrenders-in-six-year.html

2) Wi-Fi Available on One in Three US Planes

VoIP is a non-no.

Link to article in Computerworld:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179181/Wi_Fi_available_on_1_in_3_U.S._planes

3) NextGen Airportal Project Seeks to Streamline Aviation Ground Operations and Blend Terminal Control at Adjacent Airports

Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/index/display/avi-article-display/3998757347/articles/avionics-intelligence/news/2010/7/nextgen-airportal.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) Why GPS Voices are so Condescending

Link to CNN story:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/07/16/computer.voice/

5) iPad as the Ultimate Navigation Tool

Link to article in Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/07/14/navigation-gps-apple-technology-ipad.html

MARITIME

6) Who's Responsible for Warning Cruise Travelers About Dangers in Port?

Link to article on Cruise Critic:

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3991

OTHER

7) Riders Flock to Smartcards to Pay for Cabs

Link to article in amNew York:

http://amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/riders-flock-to-smartcards-to-pay-for-cabs-1.2102497

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Long Island Rail Road Doctor Debuts Public-Service Rap

Link to blog and video in The Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/07/15/long-island-railroad-doctor-debuts-public-service-rap/

9) Catching Them Young on Traffic Management

Education of the young may help change chaotic traffic conditions in Nigeria.

Link to article in the Daily Independent:

http://www.independentngonline.com/DailyIndependent/Article.aspx?id=17163

TRANSIT

10) Toronto Transit Panel Suggests Better Ways

Link to article in the National Post:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/07/16/transit-panel-suggests-better-ways/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Get Traffic Alerts, Accidents, Route Diversions in Delhi Through SMS

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Now-get-traffic-update-SMS-to-beat-jams/H1-Article1-573471.aspx

News Releases

1) Los Angeles International Airport Improves Social Media Sites on Facebook and Twitter, Launches YouTube Channel

2) Washington State Transportation Secretary Announces Stronger Communication Reporting Protocols for Project Oversight and Delivery

3) Four Out of Five Cell Phones to Integrate GPS by End of 2011

4) Lockheed Martin Unveils GPS Exhibit at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria

Upcoming Events

IBTTA Annual Meeting and Exhibition – September 12-15 – San Diego

http://www.ibtta.org/Events/EventDetail3.cfm?ItemNumber=4428&token=22270

Friday Bonus

You never know who or what you'll run into on the New York City subways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5gCeWEGiQI

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** The first parking meter was installed. The meter was located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQgPRFgkOA

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