Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 26, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Upcoming Visit to Hanover, New Hampshire-White River Junction, Vermont Area

One of the things I like to do when traveling is meet TCN readers. I'll soon be making a visit to the Upper Connecticut River Valley and would welcome the opportunity to meet any TCN readers who are in the area. Please drop me a note and let's see if we can get together.


1) 'Greener Skies' Project Lowers Flight Emissions by 35%

Use of NextGen flight procedures allows more efficient landings.

Link to article in Fast Company:

Link to news release from Alaska Airlines:

2) Spain Approves Plan to Liberalize Air Traffic Control Services

Link to article in the Latin American Herald Tribune:

3) Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Puts Aerobahn Plane Locator to Use

System uses sensors to track all aircraft on the ground and those circling within ten miles.

Link to article in USA Today:

4) English Skills Taking Off Among Pilots

Link to AP article:

5) US Air Force Wants Drones to Sense Other Planes' 'Intent'

Link to article from Wired:


6) The £2 Million Traffic Camera Which has Snared 16,123 Drivers in Three Months

Confusing signs partially blamed for large number of fines.

Link to article in The Daily Mail:


7) Indian Transport Minister Wants Mysore to be a Model Transport City

Announces system to deliver real-time bus information; says latest technologies should be in city.

Link to article in The Times of India:

8) Dial-an-Auto Picks Up Speed in Pune, Registered Autorickshaws to Get GSM Soon

Link to article in Indian Express:

9) Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles Installs TVs to Help Divert Waiting Motorists

Link to article in The Providence Journal:


10) Washington, DC DOT FOIA Officer Wasting Time Stonewalling Request?

Link to commentary in The Washington Post:


11) North Dakota DOT's Road Work Goes High-Tech

Link to article in The Bismarck Tribune:


12) Still Not Perfect, but Myki Makes Full Debut in Melbourne – at Last

Link to article in The Age:

13) Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Official Pushes TVs for Buses

Link to article in the Journal Sentinel:

14) Cell Service, Wi-Fi Coming to a Subway Near You

New York MTA deal with Transit Wireless back on track.

Link to article in the Daily News:

15) TriMet Driver Offers Mea Culpa, Explains 'Kill This Bicyclist' Post

Link to article in The Oregonian:

Link to Bus Driver Blog post:


16) Eyes on the Highway

Staff at Texas DOT's TransVision headquarters in Fort Worth monitor conditions and inform drivers.

Link to video in the Star-Telegram:

17) Funds Slated for Intelligent Traffic System for Commonwealth Games Will Not be Installed in Time

Link to article in The Times of India:


18) Concept of Commuting is Approaching a Turning Point

In-vehicle technology is already changing how we drive.

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

19) Ads on License Plates Could be Trend of the Future

Link to article on AOL Autos:

News Releases

1) New Blog Tracks Intelligent, Cooperative Vehicle Technologies

2) NASA Astronaut Sends First Message in American Sign Language from Orbit

3) Pilot My-Casta iPhone App Includes Aviation Fuel Prices and Charts

4) Qualcomm Tops New ABI Research Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix Ranking

Upcoming Events

13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems – September 19-22 – Madeira Island, Portugal

Today in Transportation History

1990 **20th anniversary** The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law.


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