Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 17, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Spain Air Traffic Control Takeover Ends

Link to story on Fox News Latino:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/01/15/spain-air-traffic-control-takeover-ends/

2) The Airport Ads You Can't Miss

Link to commentary from CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/01/16/greene.air.security.ads/

CAMERAS

3) School Buses Add Cameras to Catch Drivers Endangering Kids

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-01-17-schoolbuscameras17_ST_N.htm

4) Florida Red Light Campaign Foiled by Own Photos

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/traffic/red-light-campaign-foiled-by-own-photos-1189991.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

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

Link to PanOrient News article:

http://www.panorientnews.com/en/news.php?k=670

6) NavInfo Acquires Mapscape

Link to article on GPS Business News article:

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/Navinfo-Acquires-Mapscape_a2736.html

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

Link to article in PC & Tech Authority:

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/245025,is-your-gps-solving-your-morning-traffic-jam-woes.aspx

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Customer Focus: Twitter

Link to blog from Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation:

http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2011/01/customer-focus-twitter.html

ROADWAYS

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

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/officials-decry-lack-of-804913.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

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

Link to Press Trust of India article:

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_india-plans-use-of-israeli-spy-sats-for-coastal-surveillance_1495207

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

Link to article and video in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2011-01-17-1Adistracted17_ST_N.htm

Link to response from US DOT:

http://fastlane.dot.gov/2011/01/nhtsa-fights-for-safety-on-all-fronts.html

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

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

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/63613/deployed-aviation-troops-man-state-art-operations-center

TELEMATICS

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

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/continental-if-the-tyre-is-lacking-air-it-reaches-for-the-phone/

TRANSIT

14) Liquor Ad Ban Lifted on Edmonton Buses, LRT

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/canada/Liquor+lifted+Edmonton+buses/4105396/story.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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

Link to RIA Novosti article:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110117/162172960.html

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

Link to article in The Times of India:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Cops-upbeat-about-smart-traffic-managing-system/articleshow/7294506.cms

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

Link to story on WDAM-TV:

http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=13855438

VEHICLES

18) Business Logos Next for Virginia License Plates?

Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2011/01/business-logos-next-for-va-license.html

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

Solicitation

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

http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:010260-2011:TEXT:EN:HTML

Upcoming Events

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

http://www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa/

Today in Transportation History

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

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=45404

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