Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) IATA Unveils Plan for Airport Security Tunnels

Link to Reuters article:

2) Airline Apps Taking Off with Cool Features

Link to Tribune Newspapers column:,0,5910859.story


3) Some California Cities Bailing on Red Light Traffic Cameras

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:


4) ERTICO Interviews

- David O'Keefe, Chairman ITS Ireland

- Richard Weinstock, IBM Czech Republic


5) Online Parking Search Tool Launches in Pittsburgh

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


6) Mississippi DOT Tests Smart Van

Link to article in the Desoto Times-Tribune:

7) TSA Embraces New Medical Notification Cards

Link to column on MSNBC:

8) Link to Global Road Safety Partnership News – December 2010

Link to newsletter:


9) Transport for London Expands App Site for Developers

Link to article on ZDNet UK:

10) Kansas Transit System Takes Sponsored Approach to Wi-Fi Service

Link to article in Transit Talent:

11) Last Train to Paris on New York City Subway

Link to article in the Daily News:


12) Faulty Snow Response in Seattle Prompts Changes

Plans include adding GPS to Metro buses. City asks for better communication from state.

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

News Releases

1) US Transportation Secretary LaHood Unveils New DOT Web Page on ‘Buy America’

2) US Transportation Secretary LaHood Receives Recommendations on Future of Aviation

3) Global Mobile Alert, a New Phone Application That Could Save Lives

4) Georgia Tech Savannah Engineering Design Project Focuses on Creation of Autonomous Vehicle to Help Paraplegics

5) Airlines Complete Move to Bar-Coded Boarding Passes

Upcoming Events

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

Today in Transportation History

1965 **45th anniversary** Gemini 6A blasted off with astronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford.

1995 **15th anniversary** The Ted Williams Tunnel, the first major piece of Boston's Big Dig project, opened.


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