Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA, Air Traffic Union Discuss Dozing Controllers

Link to AP video:

2) South African Airways Asks to Allow Cellphones on Planes

Link to article in the Cape Argus:

3) Philippine Government Seen Still Unable to Enforce International Aviation Standards

Link to article in BusinessWorld:

4) New Technologies Facilitate Easier Air Travel at Indian Airports

Link to PTI article:


5) Queensland Ramps Up Number Plate Recognition Over Easter

Link to article in Computerworld Australia:


6) Pre-planning Your Trip with Maps or GPS – What's Best for You?

Link to article in the Westmoreland Times:


7) An Interview with Laurie McGinnis, Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota

Link to article in Minnesota:

8) Emphasis on Communication with Employees Brings Good Words About These Companies

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,615197,full.story

9) Presentations from the ITS Heartland Annual Conference

Link to presentations:


10) Bombardier Delivers Central Railway Traffic Management System in Mumbai

Link to PTI article:


11) Their Sign Business has a Big Following

New Jersey company makes a variety of roadway signs.

Link to column and video in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


12) Cellphone Ban Rejected by Alaska House Committee

Link to article in the Juneau Empire:

13) Vietnam Government Earmarks $1.6 Billion for Road Traffic Safety, Including ITS

Link to article in Viet Nam News:

14) Tsunami Response Reveals Poor Radio Interoperability

Link to article on Nextgov:


15) SMS to Track Late Trains in New South Wales

Link to article in The Sunday Telegraph:


16) Wellington, New Zealand Traffic Operations Center Opens in Time for Easter

Link to article on Voxy News:

17) E-Signs to Show Drive Times on Long Island Expressway

Link to article in Newsday:;jsessionid=99396B02DBACB54CBE3B.3102?site=newsday&view=top_stories_item&feed:a=newsday_1min&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=1.2821175&nopaging=1

18) I-95 Welcome Centers a Throwback to Pre-GPS Era

Link to article in The Florida Times-Union:

19) Tax Dollars Better Spent on Roadways, Not Signs

Link to editorial in the Livingston Daily:

News Releases

1) Traffic Technology International – Free subscription to magazine covering latest developments in advanced traffic management and ITS worldwide

2) New Book: The Third Generation Roadway – Metropolitan Transport for the 21st Century

3) US DOT Launches Pipeline Safety Awareness Website

4) ORION Awards Celebrate Ontario's Achievements in Mobile-Base Transportation Software, Other Fields

5) Leading Transportation Experts from Bombardier, IBM, and Eaton to Share Their Vision for Future Travel at Frost & Sullivan's Flagship Event in London

6) Reagan National and Dulles Airports Announce Free Wi-Fi

Upcoming Events

Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials Annual Conference – June 5-7 – Groton, Connecticut

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The first flight took place at what would become Sydney Airport.


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