Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Customs Key to Paperless Trading

Link to article in Air Cargo World:

2) 17-Years of FAA Delays on NTSB Air Safety Recommendations

Among recommendations are transponders for gliders and ongoing training for collision alerts.

Link to column in The Examiner:

3) What I Learned Serving on the Government's 'Future of Aviation' Panel

A breakdown in communications among key players is one reason for problems in the airline industry.

Link to column in USA Today:


4) Missouri Adopts Traffic Camera Policy for State Roads

Link to AP article:

Link to statement from American Traffic Solutions:


5) Technology Experience on a Cruise Almost as Important as the Cabaret

Link to article and video on Tnooz:


6) Turkey to Upgrade Lahore's Transport System

Investments in bus rapid transit and ITS among those being considered.

Link to article in the Daily Times:

7) India's First GPS-Based Autorickshaw Fare Calculator Launched

Link to IANS article:


8) FAA Highlights 'Click It, Don't Risk It' Injury Prevention

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:

Link to notice from the FAA:

9) State DOTs Use Online Newscasts to Educated the Public About Transportation

Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


10) Paris Police Use Facebook for Car Crash Witnesses

Link to Reuters article:

11) Innovation: The Distress Alerting Satellite System

Link to article in GPS World:


12) Google Transit Search Gets Smarter

Link to article on ReadWriteWeb:

13) Montgomery County, Maryland's Ride On Bus System Goes High-Tech with Real-Time Info

Link to article in The Gazette:

14) Social Media: Transit Agencies Connect with Riders in New Ways

Link to column in Progressive Railroading:


15) Congestion-Easing Technology Coming to More Kent Towns

Link to BBC News story:


16) Skymeter: Using Connected Cars as Credit Cards

Link to article on TheStreet:

17) Trucking Technology in the Next Decade: Safety and Productivity to Drive Advancements

Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

18) Nevada DMV's Solution to Long Waits in Line: Kiosks, for a Few Extra Dollars

Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:

19) An Inside Look at Ford's VIRTTEX Safe Driving Simulator

Link to article on Earth & Industry:

20) What Gen Y Drivers Really Want from Their Cars: New Survey

Among findings: in-car technology a top buying decision, majority want to work with dealers online.

Link to column on CNBC:

21) Roadway Geometry and Inventory Trade Study for IntelliDrive Applications

Link to report from FHWA:

News Releases

1) Southwest Airlines' Pilots Begin Flying Required Navigation Performance Efficient Procedures at 11 Airports

2) Strategic Partnership Between Peek Traffic and Telvent

3) Continental Offers Intelligent Solution for Growing Information and Communication Requirements of Electric Vehicles

4) American Way, Magazine of American Airlines and American Eagle, Commemorates 45-Years of Publication with a Full Redesign

5) TripAdvisor Adds Airline Ratings to Flight Search

6) Library of Congress Selects Navteq to Provide Map Data and Content

Upcoming Events

Panama Maritime Conference & Exhibition – February 13-16 – Panama City, Panama

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The first airplane flight in Fort Worth, Texas took place during an aviation meet.

1986 **25th anniversary** Space Shuttle Mission STS-61C, with Congressman Bill Nelson aboard, was launched.


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