Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) American Airlines Barred from Safety Board Inquiry

Company copied data from flight recorder before turning it over.

Link to article in The New York Times:

Link to news release from the NTSB:

2) Pilot's Radio Blooper Forces Evacuation of US Capitol

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

3) Online Travel Site Expedia Removes American Airlines Flights

Link to story on CNN:

4) How Private Aviation Can Stop Wasting Millions on Advertising

Link to column in Forbes:


5) UK Researchers Using Robot Head to Develop Emotional Machines

Experiments including using the robot as a GPS assistant.

Link to article and video in IEEE Spectrum:


6) Arizona DOT Plans to Take Over Logo Signs Program

Link to Capitol Media Services article:

7) Latest Issue of Nordic

Road and transport research news from the Nordic countries.

Link to magazine:


8) Curbs Imposed on Tobacco Items' Ads on Gujarat Public Transport Buses

Link to IANS article:

9) High-Tech Upgrades to Drive MBTA in '11

Riders will get more apps, info.

Link to column in the Boston Herald:


10) An Unlikely Duo's Auto Safety Quest

A college professor and a former federal transportation official team up to seek standard installation of black boxes in cars.

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

Link to further information from IEEE:

News Releases

1) Ford Sync Now in Three Million Vehicles; Customer Satisfaction, Use of Voice Control on Rise

2) Monterey-Salinas Transit Launches New Web Site

3) Aéroports de Paris and JCDecaux Plan Joint Venture to Leverage and Commercialize Advertising Space in Parisian Airports

4) AutoNavi to Provide Connected Navigation Services in China


- Invitation to Submit an Abstract – 2011 National Rural ITS Conference

Upcoming Events

Institute of Transportation Engineers Technical Conference and Exhibit – April 3-6 – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** The Air Transport Association of America was founded.

1986 **25th anniversary** The SkyTrain began revenue operations between Vancouver and New Westminster, British Columbia.


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