Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Indiana Airport Defends Handbill Policies in Face of Lawsuit

Link to article in The Journal Gazette:

2) Pilots Union Targets Laser Threats to Planes

Calls for sweeping public awareness effort among other steps.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

Link to news release from the Air Line Pilots Association:

3) Air Traffic Control Simulation System Takes Off at Atlantic Cape Community College

Link to article and video in The Press of Atlantic City:

Link to news release from Atlantic Cape Community College:

4) Alaska Aviation Technology to be Featured in PBS Series

Link to article in the Juneau Empire:

Link to news release from PBS:


5) Who Knew Iowa Plates Save Money?

Arizona and Iowa don't provide access to vehicle owner information for toll violations.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


6) Small-Boat Simulator Tests US Navy Crew's Mettle

Link to article and video in The Virginian-Pilot:


7) Lawmakers Move to End Secretive Utah DOT Settlements

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


8) Veteran TV Newscaster Joins Hawaii DOT as Spokesman

Link to column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:


9) US Transportation Secretary Lobbies Ford, Chrysler for Help Stopping Distracted Driving

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

10) Color-Coded Terror Warnings to be Gone by April 27

Link to AP article:

11) Can Airports be Better Protected?

Technology could play a role in providing improved security.

Link to commentary on BBC News:


12) In-Time Goes Public

European project delivers multimodal real-time traffic and travel information.

Link to article and video from ERTICO:

13) Inside Houston TranStar

Link to article in Government Technology:

14) Artificial Intelligence Tackles Stupid Commutes

Link to column in The Washington Post:

15) How Did You Check AM Commute?

Reporter asks DC-area readers where they turned this morning for travel information given the host of choices available.

Link to column in The Washington Post:


16) Automakers Tap Into Smart Phones to Get Web Into Cars

Link to article in USA Today:

17) Pandora Radio App Cruises Into Cars

Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

1) Nation's Leading Transportation Technology Association Applauds President's Call for Innovation in the State of the Union Address

2) Ford Accelerates Intelligent Vehicle Research, Creating 'Talking' Vehicles to Make Roads Safer

3) Operation Lifesaver to Hold 2012 Symposium in Denver During 40th Anniversary Year

4) NTOC Traffic Signal Library and Forum Created

5) Dead Zone Killer Makes GMC a High-Tech Leader

6) New Natural Voice Technology Allows for Faster, Easier Access to OnStar Services

7) Strong Growth Forecast for Intelligent Transportation Systems Device Market

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Glenn Curtiss piloted the first American seaplane flight in San Diego.


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