Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) iPads Fuel Flight of Paperless Planes

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Europe’s Air Traffic Management Future Threatened by Industrial Unrest

Link to article in Flight International:

3) Iridium Plans to Monitor ADS-B from Space

Link to article in Aviation Week:


4) TeleNav Reveals Exactly How People are Using GPS

Link to article on Mashable:


5) Open Files Stimulate Creativity in Helsinki

Link to story on YLE:

6) Massachusetts Needs a New Transportation Strategy

State needs to invest in technology to connect modes and improve traffic management.

Link to commentary in The Milford Daily News:


7) Washington State 520 Tolling Campaign Overlooks Ethnic Media

Link to commentary in the Northwest Asian Weekly:


8) One Man’s Crusade Over ‘Defective’ Road Markings

Link to article in the Oxford Mail:


9) Hawaii Transportation Officials Toiled to Ensure Safety During Tsunami Alert

Link to column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:


10) Appeals Court Upholds Oregon Bus Ad Ruling

Link to AP article:


11) Pune Police Introduce SMS Traffic Alerts

Link to article in The Times of India:

12) Keep It Flowing

Red Bulls soccer team feels they have an improved traffic plan for fans around their New Jersey stadium.

Link to article on

News Releases

1) Nominations are Now Open for the 2011 International Telematics Update Awards

2) Frost & Sullivan: Awareness and Usage of Smart Pone Apps Inside Cars Remains Low in Europe


- Request for Proposals – VDOT Transportation Operations Data Distribution Services (Video, 511 and Data) – Virginia Department of Transportation must be pasted into browser; not all browsers compatible with system)

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Leonard Transportation Center Forum – The Direction of Technology in Transportation: Where is Technology Taking You? – May 13 – Ontario, California

Friday Bonus

Try doing this with your computer-controlled car!

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The railcar used to transport the body of Abraham Lincoln to Springfield, Illinois, was destroyed in a prairie fire in Columbia Heights, Minnesota


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