Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Saudi Arabia: Renovated Air Traffic Control Center Set to Meet Challenge

Link to Zawya article:

2) What's Next for NextGen?

Link to further information from the Aerospace Industries Association:

3) Airline Fees Should be More Widely Disclosed in US, GAO Says

Link to article in The Washington Post:

Link to GAO report:

Link to GAO testimony:


4) As Arizona Ends Photo Speed Enforcement, Local Cameras Roll On

Link to article in the East Valley Tribune:


5) Apple Buys Online Mapping Company Poly9

Link to article in InformationWeek:


6) A 'Coast Guard State'

Protesters upset about 'safety zone' being established in Seattle for visit of US Navy vessels.

Link to article in the Seattle Weekly:


7) Report on CityMove-CityLog Stakeholder Meeting

Link to article from ERTICO:


8) Google Your Next Parking Spot

Link to article in Good:


9) Delaware's High-Speed Weigh Station Decreases Traffic

Link to story and video on WDEL Radio:

10) Stolen Detour Signs Cause Commuter Confusion in Seattle

Link to article in The Daily of the University of Washington:


11) Government Cell Phone Apps Help You Fly, Find Fugitives

Link to story and video on WBNS-TV:

12) A Search for Better Flood Warnings

Charlotte, North Carolina officials consider using phone calls, highway signs and text messages to quickly inform the public.

Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:

13) TSA Using Pizza Boxes to Recruit New Workers

Link to column in The Washington Post:

14) New Turkish Driver's License Changes Spark Traffic Concerns

Classroom instruction reduced from 63 to 44 hours.

Link to article in the Hürriyet Daily News:


15) Voice of Viet Nam Television Launches Live Hanoi Traffic Updates

Link to story on Voice of Viet Nam:

16) Durban, South Africa to Increase Use of Freeway Message Signs

Link to story on East Coast Radio:

17) For Four Years, Nevada Message Board Said Nothing

Link to column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:


18) Toyota Probe Shows Black Boxes Aren't Just for Planes

Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) Amtrak Launches 'Create Our Contest Contest' on Facebook

2) Information Display Company Reduces Energy Use of Its Radar Speed Signs by 50%

3) Driver Assistance Systems to the Rescue

Upcoming Events

International ITS Conference & Expo 2010 – September 1-3 – Shanghai

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** Two Erie Railroad workers died when their train crashed in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. The crash was the result of a switch thrown by two juveniles.


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