Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Analysis of NASA Database Finds Lapses in Air Safety

Link to NPR story:

2) Air Safety on Autopilot? Problems Spur Investigation of Aircraft Automation Systems

Link to story and audio report on NPR's All Things Considered:

3) New Jersey Congressman Says FAA Cuts Won't Affect NextGen

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

4) Pilots Go Paperless with Denver-Developed FAA iPad App

Link to story and video on KDVR-TV:,0,3172069.story

5) Asia's Airports Top the List for Service Quality

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

Link to news release from Airports Council International:^41035_725_2__

6) 'Air Trains' and Other Advancements in Air Traffic Management Could Speed Up Travel: Futurists

Link to AFP article:


7) MIRA Aims to be European Transport Technology Leader

Link to article in the Birmingham Post:

8) ERTICO Interviews Professor Oliver Carsten, University of Leeds

Link to interview from ERTICO:


9) New Reports from the Transportation Research Board

- Techniques for Effective Highway Construction Projects in Congested Urban Areas

- Highway Safety: Behavior, Management, and Roundabouts


10) New York State Imposes Stiffest Ban on Drivers Using Handheld Phones

Link to Reuters article:


11) GM to Roll Out Rival to Ford's Sync Infotainment System

Link to article in Automotive News:

Link to news release from General Motors:


12) Sacramento Light Rail Signs to Give Real-Time Train Info

Link to article in the Sacramento Press:

13) San Francisco Muni Riders Irritated by Clipper Card Sounds

Link to story and video on KGO-TV:


14) Traveller Information Services Association Positioning on International Standards and Delivery Channels for Traffic and Travel Information

Link to article from ERTICO:

15) Smart Phone Application Tracks Honolulu's Traffic

Link to column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:


16) Devices Help Drivers Curb Fuel Use in Traffic

Link to article in The Press-Enterprise:

News Releases

1) Indianapolis International Named #1 Airport in North America by Airports Council International

2) Kansas DOT to Unveil Nation's First Airspace Awareness Tool

3) Washington State DOT Updating New Good to Go! Web Site in Response to Customer Feedback

Upcoming Events

US DOT Truck Technology Policy Issues Webinar – February 23

Friday Bonus

Street names you might hesitate to use for your return address.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The first commercial flight took place in India with a trip from Allahabad and Naini.


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