Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Lack of Attention Caused Aeroflot Taxiway Departure: Accident Investigation Board Norway

Deficient cockpit procedures, inadequate signposting cited as contributing to incident.

Link to article on Flightglobal:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/12/14/350908/lack-of-attention-caused-aeroflot-taxiway-departure.html

2) Airline Ticketers Find Ways to Skirt New Law

Travel sites, carriers mask identity of regional carriers.

Link to article in The Buffalo News:

http://www.buffalonews.com/world-nation/article282269.ece

3) Air Traffic Control in Spain to be Fully Privatized

Link to article on TheReader.es:

http://thereader.es/en/spain-news-stories/5495-air-traffic-control-to-be-fully-privatised.html

CAMERAS

4) Traffic Enforcement Camera Standards Eyed in Tennessee

Link to article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/dec/14/traffic-camera-standards-eyed/

OTHER

5) ITS International – November/December 2010 Issue

Link to magazine:

http://www.itsinternational.com/latest_issue/index.cfm?issue=155 (free registration required)

RAILROADS

6) Articles from November Issue of Progressive Railroading

- Norfolk Southern's Technology Embrace

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/pr/article/Norfolk-Southern39s-technology-embrace--24996

- Railroads and Car-Tracking Technology

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/pr/article/Railroads-38-cartracking-technology--25010

(free registration required)

TRANSIT

7) They're Baaack: The Live Map of London Underground Tube Trains Returns

Link to blog in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/dec/14/underground-trains-live-maps-tfl-api

Link to map: http://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) Most Swear by the SMS Traffic Alerts in Bangalore

Link to article on DNA:

http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_more-swear-by-the-sms-traffic-alerts-in-bangalore_1480960

9) Free Online Live Traffic Mapping for South Africa

Link to article on MyBroadband:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/17287-Free-online-live-traffic-mapping-for-South-Africa.html

VEHICLES

10) Car Tech on the Cheap

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704457604576011811866947504.html

News Releases

1) AllPortJobs.com Launches Job Board to Meet Transportation Industry Needs – Rail, Trucking, Pipeline, Space and More

2) Siemens and Streetline Join Forces to Deliver Next Generation Parking Solutions

3) Mexico City Traffic Unsnarled: Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network Offers Data Solutions Available to All Local Information/Service Providers

4) New York MTA Customer Satisfaction Survey Results Show Value of Service Information

Upcoming Events

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting – January 23-27 – Washington, DC

http://trb.org/AnnualMeeting2011/AnnualMeeting2011.aspx

Today in Transportation History

1965 **45th anniversary** The US Navy announced the completion of construction of a 1,272 foot radio tower in North West Cape, Australia. At the time it was the highest manmade structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Communication_Station_Harold_E._Holt

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