Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 5, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Near-Collisions on Rise in Washington Area's Skies Amid Influx of Inexperienced Controllers

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) UK Air Traffic Chief Voices Concerns of Government Selling Stake

Link to article in the Financial Times:

3) FAA, Provo Begin Work on Airport Radar

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

4) Improving Airport Experience via Real-Time Ratings, Reviews and Photos

An interview with GateGuru's CEO Daniel Gellert.

Link to interview on


5) Are Blue Bike Lanes Better than Black?

Link to article on TreeHugger:


6) 'Big Brother' Traffic Cameras Must be Regulated, Orders UK Home Secretary

Link to article in The Guardian:

7) Red Light Camera Companies Become a Lobbying Force in Texas Capital

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

8) Red Light Cameras Spark Debate in Texas Cities

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

9) Camera System's Flaws Cost North Texas Tollway Authority Millions

Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


10) GPS Data New Tool in Reading Tropical Storms

Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:


11) TSA to Block Web Sites with 'Controversial Opinion' on Its Computers

Link to CBS News story:


12) Tech Firms Aim to Keep Wayward Walkers on Path

Link to AP article:


13) Pennsylvania DOT Needs to Focus on Driving Tips

Rather than including tourism and health information with registration mailings, agency should insert driving tips.

Link to editorial in the Pocono Record:


14) New Road Signs for Abu Dhabi

Emirate plans to use portable message signs while permanent VMS and ITS are installed.

Link to article in Emirates Business 24|7:

15) Pennsylvania Joins California and Florida in Asking Feds to Allow Ads on Electronic Signs

Link to AP article:


16) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Uses CCTV, Text Hotline vs. Wangwang

Link to GMA News story:


17) New US Satellite to Monitor Debris in Earth Orbit

Link to AP article:


18) UK Road Safety Charity, Brake, Calls for Increased Telematics Use

Link to article in BusinessCar:


19) The Future is Hear: MTA

New York agency says new Second Avenue subway stations will be designed by acoustical engineers.

Link to article and video in the New York Post:


20) New Massachusetts Traffic Information System Continues to Befuddle Drivers Who Miss the Old 511

Link to column in The Boston Globe:

21) Voice of Vietnam's Traffic Information to be Televised at Rush Hours

Link to story on VOV:

22) Get Rid of Those Gulls and Give Us Real Information

Columnist says Maryland's Bay Bridge should make traffic information easier to find on its Web site.

Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:


23) Quiet Hybrids: An End to Their Sounds of Silence?

Link to AP article:

24) Car-Sharing Gets Personal, with Private Vehicles for Hire

Link to blog on BNET:

25) Driving While Blind? Maybe, with New High-Tech Vehicle

Link to AP article:

26) Toyota's PR Machine has Improved: Analyst

Link to video report on CNBC:

News Releases

1) Making Transport Smarter – European Parliament Looking at ITS

Upcoming Events

Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum 2010 – August 19-20 – Madison, Wisconsin

Today in Transportation History

1610 **400th anniversary** A group of colonists led by John and Philip Guy, left England to establish the first English colony in Newfoundland.


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