Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 25, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

**Happy Thanksgiving**


TrafficTalk Launching Revolutionary Traffic Service – Now Recruiting Experienced “Traffic Hosts”

TrafficTalk is changing the traffic information game with a new mobile service, accessible by drivers from any phone, providing live access to CB Radio-like conversations among people sharing the same roads. As a Traffic Host, you will manage these “community conversations” --each focused on discussing traffic conditions in different parts of town in the top 20 “most congested” U.S. cities. Visit traffictalk.info to learn about volunteer host positions. Volunteers who join us during our launch phase will be given preference for paid positions as we gain traction in the market. Make a name for yourself by managing a community of your own, trusted by drivers every day to get them where they’re going. The choice communities and time slots are going quickly. For more information, visit traffictalk.info.

AVIATION

1) Major Airports Reject PETA Ads on Body Scan

Link to AP article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP97951e200c8c4b6586fec98c2f655155.html

Link to ad: http://www.adrants.com/images/peta_proud_body_scan.jpg

OTHER

2) TTS Italia News: The European ITS Directive

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/tts-italia-news-the-european-its-directive/

3) The Eye in the Sky Forecasts Holiday Sales

Link to Reuters blog:

http://blogs.reuters.com/shop-talk/2010/11/24/the-eye-in-the-sky-forecasts-holiday-sales/

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

4) Union Pushes Public Outreach on TSA Pat Downs

Link to story and audio on WFED Radio's Federal Drive:

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=15&sid=2130677

RAILROADS

5) Signal, the Newsletter of ERTMS – November 2010

Link to newsletter:

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/rail/interoperability/ertms/doc/021_signal_2010_11_en.pdf

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) TSA Using Pizza Boxes to Recruit New Workers

Link to column in The Washington Post:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2010/07/tsa_using_pizza_boxes_to_recru.html

TOURISM

7) Interactive Tourism Point Installed in Llanrwst, Wales

Link to article in the North Wales Weekly News:

http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-county-news/local-conwy-news/2010/11/25/interactive-tourism-point-installed-in-llanrwst-55243-27710142/

TRANSIT

8) When's the Next Bus? Pace Testing Signs to Answer That

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-11-24/news/ct-met-pace-bus-sign-20101124_1_pace-chairman-richard-kwasneski-pace-spokesman-patrick-wilmot-pace-headquarters

9) Mobile Networks Close to Agreement to Build Mobile Network in London Underground

Link to article in Mobile:

http://www.mobiletoday.co.uk/Mobile_Exec/Networks_seal_%C2%A3150m_tube_deal.aspx

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

10) LTA Launches Traffic Message Channel for Singapore

Link to article on AsiaOne:

http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story20101125-249203.html

Link to news release from the Land Transport Authority:

http://app.lta.gov.sg/corp_press_content.asp?start=n6h2hazy0bj7v7z2k9v6e85bq2lmvex6wn6q8prm12imn8r172

11) Saher Traffic Management System a Blessing, Not Spying: Senior Islamic Scholar

Link to article in The Saudi Gazette:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2010112587964

12) Intelligent Traffic Controls to Clear Up Moscow Streets

Link to article in The Moscow Times:

http://themoscownews.com/local/20101124/188226714.html

1) Hampton Roads, Virginia Engineers Help Ease Traffic Congestion

Link to story and video on WAVY-TV:

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/engineers-help-ease-traffic-congestion

13) Canadian Town to Lobby for Help on Border Line-Ups

Fort Frances says federal government's ITS strategy has never been deployed at town's border crossing.

Link to article in the Fort Frances Times:

http://fftimes.com/node/238366

News Releases

1) Pan-European eCall Trial of NXP and Partners Concludes in Brussels

2) Cross County Automotive Services Awarded Top Honors for Best Call Center

Upcoming Events

Inrix Traffic Webinar: Europe Scorecard – December 2

http://goo.gl/O400w

Today in Transportation History

1120 **890th anniversary** The White Ship sank in the English Channel. Among those who drowned was William Adelin, the only legitimate son of King Henry I of England.

http://factoidz.com/the-white-ship-disaster-of-1120-le-blanche-nef/

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