Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 24, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057



1) US Air Traffic Upgrade Hit by Delays, Higher Costs

Link to Reuters article:


2) IBM's Innovation Predictions Include Holograms, Cars that Predict Traffic

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

Link to video from IBM:

3) Public Keeping Facebook Page of Chennai Traffic Cops Alive

Link to article in The Times of India:


4) Set-Up of Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System Completed

Link to ANI article:

5) Norway's Reindeer Fitted with Reflectors to Stop Car Crashes

Link to article in The Telegraph:


6) PC Makers Face Difficulty Cutting Into Car Electronics Industry

Link to article on Digitimes:


7) I-95 in Palm Beach County, Florida Soon Becoming a 'Smart Highway'

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:

Link to Florida DOT traveler information site:

News Releases

1) NHTSA Rear-Visibility Proposal Presents Opportunities and Challenges Alike

Upcoming Events

Center for Transportation Studies Winter Luncheon – February 15 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friday Bonus

Travelers at Orlando International Airport had a bit of a Christmas surprise this month.

Today in Transportation History

1955 **55th anniversary** NORAD tracked Santa Claus for the first time. The tradition began when an ad for Sears included the wrong phone number for children to call Santa. The number went to CONAD (NORAD's predecessor) where staff provided updates.


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