Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Transportation Secretary Emphasizes Obama Administration's NextGen ATC Commitment

Link to article in Air Transport World:

2) Randy Babbitt Meets FAA Goals with Technology

Link to interview on WFED Radio:

3) United Air Kiosks, Logos Will Signal Merger's Progress

Link to Bloomberg article:


4) Miami Banks on Traffic Cameras to Close Budget Gap

Link to article in The Miami Herald:


5) NJ Transit Worker Fired After Burning Quran in New York City

ACLU questions if First Amendment rights were violated by firing.

Link to AP article:

6) 'Untouchable' PigSpotter's Following Grows in South Africa

Twitter user reports police roadblocks and speed traps.

Link to story from the Cape Times:

Link to Twitter feed:

7) The Rise of Apps Culture

Link to report from the Pew Research Center and Nielsen:


8) Traffic in China Fuels Quest for Road Civility

Link to article in USA Today:


9) Assessment of the Commercial Benefits of Positive Train Control

Link to report prepared for the Association of American Railroads:


10) New Transponder System Reducing Illegal HOV Lane Use in Utah

Link to story and video on KSL-TV:

11) Utah DOT Head: Mistake Not to Disclose $13 Million Settlement with Losing Bidder

Link to AP article:


12) Proposed Rule Restricting Cell Phone Use by Truckers Sent to White House

Link to article in The Trucker:


13) Bing Adds Transit Directions to Its Maps

Link to blog on Softpedia:


14) £10 Million M-Way Traffic Control Opens in Northern Ireland

Link to article on

Link to story and video on UTV News:

15) Web Efforts Smooth Mudik Traffic in Indonesia

Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:

16) Smart Moves, Florida DOT District Four's ITS Newsletter – September 2010

Link to newsletter:


17) Like that Driver in the Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him with

Link to article on The Car Connection:

News Releases

1) New Airport Parking Web Site Includes Unique Hotel Booking Facility

Upcoming Events

International Association of Emergency Managers Annual Conference & EMEX 2010 – November 11-14 – Reno, Nevada

Friday Bonus

Hopefully at this house they don't charge extra for a seat by the window or to bring a bag inside.

Today in Transportation History

1935 **75th anniversary** TC-14, the largest blimp to date, had its maiden voyage from Scott Field in Illinois.


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