Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 17, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Spain Air Traffic Control Takeover Ends

Link to story on Fox News Latino:

2) The Airport Ads You Can't Miss

Link to commentary from CNN:


3) School Buses Add Cameras to Catch Drivers Endangering Kids

Link to article in USA Today:

4) Florida Red Light Campaign Foiled by Own Photos

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:


5) Japan-US GPS Cooperation Enhances 'for Peaceful Purposes'

Link to PanOrient News article:

6) NavInfo Acquires Mapscape

Link to article on GPS Business News article:

7) Is Your GPS Solving Your Morning Traffic Jam Woes?

Link to article in PC & Tech Authority:,is-your-gps-solving-your-morning-traffic-jam-woes.aspx


8) Customer Focus: Twitter

Link to blog from Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation:


9) Georgia Officials Decry Lack of a Coordinated Effort During Storm

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


10) India Plans Use of Israeli Spy Satellites for Coastal Surveillance

Link to Press Trust of India article:

11) Former NHTSA Head: Focus on Texting, Other Driver Distractions Misdirected

Link to article and video in USA Today:

Link to response from US DOT:

12) Deployed US Aviation Troops Man State-of-the-Art Operations Center in Iraq

Link to article from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System:


13) Continental: 'If the Tire is Lacking Air It Reaches for the Phone'

Link to article from ERTICO:


14) Liquor Ad Ban Lifted on Edmonton Buses, LRT

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:


15) 'Smart' Transport System to be Created in Moscow

Link to RIA Novosti article:

16) Kolkata, India Cops Upbeat About Smart Traffic Managing System

Link to article in The Times of India:

17) Intelligent Technology Designed to Reduce Congestion in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Link to story on WDAM-TV:


18) Business Logos Next for Virginia License Plates?

Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:

News Releases

1) Operation Lifesaver Canada Calls for Nominations for Roger Cyr Public-Rail Safety Award

2) Peace Bridge Canadian Plaza to Feature New Digital Image Displays


- Prior Information Notice – Industry Briefing on Cooperative Vehicle-Highway Communication Systems – UK Highways Agency

Upcoming Events

Qatar Motor Show – January 26-29 – Doha, Qatar

Today in Transportation History

1991 **20th anniversary** Operation Desert Storm began when US-led coalition forces launched air attacks against Iraqi targets.


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