Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 10, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop ― April 10-12, Jersey City, NJ

Register today for IBTTA’s Organization Management Workshop and keep current on the latest industry trends in building a better organization. If you are responsible for the communications, marketing, HR, finance, and administration in your organization, this meeting is for you! This popular workshop will focus on emerging issues and practical solutions related to advancing your organization and keeping stakeholders satisfied. Meeting highlights include Gerard Braud, Keynote Speaker and Crisis Communications Expert; general session on regional mobility challenges featuring a power panel of transportation executives and commissioners; communications open house, and more. Visit to view the brochure, register, and learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. [Meeting Details] To view IBTTA’s entire 2011 Education Series, click here.


1) FAA to Install New ATC System at 11 Major Centers

Link to article in Aviation Daily:

2) Air Traffic Overhaul Hinges on 'Human Factor'

Link to story and video on CNN:

3) Airlines Say They Learned of Heathrow Reopening on TV

Link to article in the Financial Times:

4) Aircraft Wi-Fi Fears Won't Fly

Link to article on CNET News:

5) Jetstar's iPad Plans Leak

Airline plans to use units for in-flight entertainment.

Link to article on CNET Australia:

6) Flying on a Wing and a Prayer

Airport chaplains serve travelers and aviation employees.

Link to article and audio in The Wall Street Journal:


7) Weare, New Hampshire Police Charge Man for Recording Traffic Stop

Link to article in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

8) Chrysler Fires Social Media Agency After Twitter F-bomb

Link to article in Automotive News:


9) Apps to Cut Through the Bother of City Parking

Link to article in The New York Times:


10) Outreach Key to Transportation Sector

Link to article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette:


11) NJ Transit OKs Positive Train Control System

Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


12) Suggested Variable Speed Limits Coming to I-270 in Missouri

Link to article on Town and Country-Manchester Patch:

13) Are Electronic Signs on Highways a Money Maker?

Link to story and video on WFTV-TV:

14) GPS-Equipped Street Lights Ready for Road Test

Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

15) You Could be the Next Goethals

Staten Island borough president calls for name of new bridge to go to highest bidder.

Link to blog in The New York Times:


16) App Puts First Responder Network in Your Mobile

Link to article in Government Security News:


17) NASA Seeks Deep Space Communications Tech

Link to article in Government Computer News:


18) NJ Transit Launches 'Scorecard' Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

Link to news release from NJ Transit:

19) Are Public Tweetings in Your Future?

Link to blog in Metro:


20) Push for Dial-In Traffic Information

Australian Information Industry Association looks to get access to public transport data.

Link to article in the City Messenger:

News Releases

1) 'Coalition to Save Our GPS' Launched

2) Kapsch TrafficCom to Deploy Real-Time, 5.9 GHz DSRC Wireless Roadside Inspection System for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

3) New York City Subway Countdown Clocks Go Express … or Local

4) NJ Transit Service Updates Now Available on Twitter

5) Operation Lifesaver Notes Rise in 2010 US Crossing Collisions, Pedestrian-Train Incidents

6) NEC and Australian Federal Government Sign Knowledge Partnership to Address Key Societal Issues, Including Urban Transportation

7) TidalTV Unveils Mobile Video Advertising Platform

8) Access to Information is Good Governance: VIA Rail Recognized for Best Practice by Information Commissioner

9) Mad Men Make Online Pitch for High-Speed Rail

10) Winner of 2011 APTA Call Center Challenge Announced

11) SITA Enables India's Air Traffic Control to Move to Safer Digital Data Communications

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Traffic and Travel Information: Access to Public Data for Digital Road Maps – March 29 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Astronaut and MD Laurel Blair Salton Clark was born in Ames, Iowa. Clark died during re-entry of the Space Shuttle Columbia.


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