Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 27, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports See Funding Source in Naming Rights

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Wi-Fi Taking Off for Some Airlines

Link to article in The Denver Post:

3) Cloud-Based IT Failure Halts Virgin Flights

Link to column on ZDNet:


4) High-Tech Traffic Cameras Slash Saudi Traffic Deaths

Link to AFP article:


5) High-Tech Runners Train Smarter with GPS

Link to story and audio report on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday:


6) TSA Uses Lady Gaga to Explain Rules

Link to article in Government Security News:


7) Traveling Dangerously in America

A 23-part investigative series looks at transportation safety in the US.

Link to series from Carnegie-Knight News21/Center for Public Integrity:

8) Governors Group Won't Back Ban on Drivers' Cell Phone Use

Link to article in The Detroit News:


9) Satellite Revolutionizes Way Objects Tracked in Space

Link to article in the Santa Maria Times:


10) Emerging Markets, Safety Push to Boost Telematics Penetration, ITS Japan Official Says

Link to article in Ward's Automotive:


11) Video Ads on Public Trains Could be Sign of Financial Times

Link to article in Government Technology:

12) Illinois RTA Board Member Profits Off Transit Agencies with Newspaper Ads, Conferences

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:,CST-NWS-watchdogs27.article

13) 'People of Public Transit' Web Site Resists Efforts to Remove Clandestine Photo

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7941303,full.column

14) Developing and Implementing a Transit Advertising Policy

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


15) Traffic Coordination System Reducing Headaches for BYU Fans

Link to story and video on KSL-TV:

16) Online Application to Make Travel Easier During Commonwealth Games

Link to article in the Indian Express:

17) Electronic Signs to Ease Sydney Traffic Woes

Link to story and video on Sky News:

18) Intelligent System to Help Motorists

Link to article in Gulf News:

News Releases

1) FAA Gives Green Light to ADS-B Rollout

2) Radio Still Dominates In-Car Listening, but Drivers Want Online Options Too

3) Let Your Fingers do the Driving – If You Don't Hear Directions, You Can Feel Them

4) North Carolina DOT Launches New Web Site for Phase One of I-85 Corridor Improvement Project

5) Sensis Aerobahn Adds Dynamic Rules Alerting for Proactive Management of Scenarios that Impact Air Travelers

6) Texas Leading the Way on Tackling Game Day Drinking and Driving

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** Cosmos 1686 was launched en route to a docking with Salyut 7.


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