Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 2, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Faces Obstacles in Upgrading Air Traffic Control: Study

Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:

2) Pilots Find iPads Useful in the Cockpit

Link to story and video on KHOU-TV:


3) Drivers Ticketed During Bay Bridge Standoff

Motorists fined for turning around at toll plaza will have tickets dismissed.

Link to article in The Examiner:


4) Kiosks Let Travelers Skip Long Passport Control Lines

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


5) Wisconsin Rail Debate Ascends (or Descends) to Social Media

Link to blog in BizTimes Milwaukee:


6) New Traffic System May Stop Accidents

Rural Intersection Collision Avoidance System tells drivers when it's not safe to cross highway.

Link to article in The Badger Herald:

7) Seattle Hands Out Bright Umbrellas to Decrease Collisions

Link to story on KIRO Radio:

Link to further information from Seattle DOT:


8) Toronto Transit Commission Info a Perk for Riders at Coffee Shop

Link to article in the Toronto Star:


9) Your Stolen Vehicle May be Just a Tweet Away

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

Link to Seattle Police Twitter feed:

10) Apple Makes Motion Toward Home and Car Automation

Link to article in Electronic House:

News Releases

1) Kansas City Southern Launches New Branding Initiative Honoring Unique Legacy and Embracing the Future of Rail Transportation

2) US DOT Awards $1.54 Million Grant to Railroad Research Foundation for Hazardous Materials Routing Tool

3) Boingo Expands Wi-Fi Roaming Agreement with T-Mobile USA to Include Airports and Ferries

4) Volvo Trucks Encourages Freight Transportation Solutions; Launches Web Site

5) Sydney Metrobus SMS Trial to Provide Next Bus Service Information


- Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise – National Institute of Justice

Upcoming Events

1st International ICST Conference on Green Intelligent Future Transport Systems – March 16-18 – Athens, Greece

Today in Transportation History

1970 **40th anniversary** The United States Environmental Protection Agency began operations.


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