Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 17, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

**Happy St. Patrick's Day!**

Business Intelligence for 21st Century Airports – March 22 Webinar

Find out how AST Corporation’s complete ASTRA Airport BI solution, within Oracle’s Business Intelligence can quickly enable recommended performance-measurement best practices for your airport, providing robust dashboards and analytics.

You are invited to attend a free Webinar on a ready-to-deploy Business Analytics solution for Airports. ASTRA is a business intelligence application that provides timely, fact-based insight for airports of all sizes. Developed using industry-leading Oracle BI technology, ASTRA incorporates the recommendations of the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). It provides the actionable information to managers and executives in a user-friendly and visual manner.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT Click here to register for this event.

Audio Information for the Day of the Event:

Dial in Numbers:U.S / Canada:877-698-7943 (toll free)
International: 706-679-4876 (chargeable) 
Passcode: nas3


1) Southwest Airlines Fined for Not Posting On-Time Performance

Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:


2) Red Light Cameras Fall from Favor with New Florida Lawmakers

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:


3) Washington State’s New Toll Sticker Unreadable on Tacoma Bridge

Link to AP article:


4) LightSquared Reports on GPS Testing Process

Link to article in PCWorld:


5) FHWA Issues Directive on Social Media/Web 2.0 Management

Link to order from the Federal Highway Administration:


6) Deadline Extension Sought for System to Avoid Train Crashes

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,2952499.story

7) Positive Train Control on Track for 2015

Link to article in Mass Transit:


8) Boston Big Dig Light Mishap a Dark Secret for Five Weeks

Link to article in the Boston Herald:


9) Open Source Software Helps Oregon’s TriMet for GIS Web Site Development

Link to article in Government Technology:


10) When Cars Talk to One Another

Link to article in Engineering News:

News Releases

1) Sydney Buses Offer Real-Time Information via SMS

2) Sydney Ferries Extend Wi-Fi Zones

Job Posting

- I-95 Management & System Performance Manager – I-95 Corridor Coalition

Upcoming Events

Smart Mobility for Better Cities Conference – May 12-13 – La Rochelle, France

Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** Ken Mattingly, a NASA astronaut who flew on Apollo 16 and two Space Shuttle missions, was born in Chicago.


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