Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Close Calls in the Skies: FAA Reporting Methods Questioned

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) British Airlines Warn Tories Not to Sell Stake in Air Traffic Control

Link to article in The Observer:

3) Air New Zealand to Allow Calls, Texts on New Plane

Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

4) How Airports Can Use Technology to Improve the Customer Experience

Link to article on Tnooz:


5) Victorian Government Denies Release of Speed Camera Locations Will Raise Road Toll

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


6) 'Death by GPS' in Desert

Navigation devices being depended upon in wilderness areas with deadly results.

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


7) Chat with Siddhartha Banerjee, Developer of Meter Down, a Rickshaw and Taxi Fare Calculator

Link to article on Tech2:

8) Cairo Taxi Guide App Released for Free Due to Situation in Egyptian Capital

Link to further information from iTunes:

9) Presentations from FOT-Net Webinar, 'Cooperation Needs on Field Operational Tests'

Link to further information and presentations from FOT-Net:


10) A New App Can Help you Park in Hollywood

Link to story and video on KNBC-TV:


11) Sharing the Value of Transit

Link to blog in Mass Transit:


12) Kansas City, Kansas Police Use Forensic Mapping to Investigate Accidents

Link to article in Government Technology:


13) Airport Checkpoints of the Future

Personal data will be used to score passengers.

Link to article in Aviation Week and Space Technology:

14) February Issue of The Responder

Link to newsletter:


15) Taking Mobile Digital Signage to a New Level

Link to article in Mass Transit:

16) What's the Best TriMet App Out There? Easy: PDX Bus (by a Mile)

Link to column in The Oregonian:


17) South Dakota 511 Road Test

Link to story and video on KELO-TV:

18) Spread of Smart Phones Eases Holiday Traffic Congestion in South Korea

Link to article in The Chosun Ilbo:

19) Rare Look Inside Virginia DOT Control Room

Link to story and video on WAVY-TV:

20) More 411 Would have Helped Drivers Trapped on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:


21) Europe's Cars Adopt Daytime Lights to Boost Safety

Link to AFP article:

Link to further information from the EU:

22) Give Your Dashboard the Finger

An in-car interface helps drivers keep their hands on the wheel.

Link to article in Technology Review:

23) For Car Cassette Decks, Play Time is Over

Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) Sensis to Design NextGen Airspace Procedures for High-Density Airport Terminal Areas

2) TripAdvisor Acquires EveryTrail, Expands Mobile Travel Offering

3) Digital Signage Federation Releases Digital Signage Privacy Standards

4) New Washington State Good to Go! Statewide Customer Service Center to Feature Enhanced Web Site and Pass Options for Electronic Tolls

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Organizational Change – Supporting Effective ITS Deployment in State and Local Government – February 9

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Manned Lunar Landing Task Group, chaired by George M. Low, delivered a report to NASA saying a manned landing on the moon was possible before the end of the decade.,gm.html


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