Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 4, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA to Equip Some JetBlue Planes with NextGen GPS Technology

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Missoula Airport Sees More Landings with Fog-Seeding

Airport works with the National Weather Service to tweak forecast procedures to allow more landings.

Link to AP article:


3) Bringing Science to Bike Sharing

Link to blog in Wired:


4) Canadian Supreme Court Sides with Unilingual Traffic Ticket Claim

Court says Alberta man should have received ticket in both official languages.

Link to CP article:

Link to decision:


5) Hampton Roads Transit's Safety Ads are Jarring, Downtown Norfolk Advocates Say

Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:


6) Citizen Activist Grates on North Carolina Over Traffic Signals

NCDOT chief engineer calls for investigation of citizen for practicing engineering without license.

Link to article in The News & Observer:

Link to report by citizens' group:

7) Legislation Looks to Direct Idaho Transportation Department on How to Handle Future Mega-load Approval

Bill would require public hearings before permits could be issued.

Link to article on

8) Virginia Man Develops App that Lets You Report Potholes

Link to story on WTOP Radio:

Link to further information:


9) Social Media Tends to be a One-Way Communication for FEMA

Link to article on Nextgov:

10) Smart Fence Recognizes Threatening Footsteps

Link to article on Discovery News:

Link to news release from the University of Southern California:

11) Ability to Communicate with Federal Air Marshals While in Mission Status

Link to report form the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General:


12) New Signs Show Way for Bay Area Transit Riders

Link to article in San Francisco Bay Crossings:

13) Submit Your Videos About Los Angeles to Screen on the City's Buses

Link to article in Good:

Link to further information from Freewaves:

14) 'Intelligent Interchange' is Great Opportunity

Passenger information important at transfer points.

Link to article in New Transit:


15) South Dakota Governor Orders Changes to 511 System

Travelers not alerted to blizzard which stranded vehicles on I-29.

Link to article in the Augus Leader:

16) High-Tech Traffic Monitoring Center Launched in New Delhi

Link to article in The Hindu:


17) New Nevada DMV Electronic System Causing Problems for Motorists

Link to Nevada News Bureau article:

News Releases

1) Canadian-Developed Advanced Traffic Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE) to Tackle World's Traffic Challenges

2) FAA Validates US Airways' Safety Management System

3) FCC Action Paves Way for First-Ever Presidential Alert to be Aired Across US on Nation's Emergency Alert System

4) Northrup Grumman Launches Airport Collaborative Decision Making Capability


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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The final passenger train on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Maple Leaf, departed for Buffalo, New York.


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