Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Sleeping Controllers Prompt FAA to Add Late-Night Staff

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Link to news release from the FAA:

2) Europe Gears Up for Ash Cloud Simulation to Test Air Traffic Technology

Link to article on Tnooz:

3) American Airlines Sues Orbitz Over Online Distribution Feud

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

Link to news release from American Airlines:

Link to news release from Orbitz Worldwide:


4) New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine Eye Deal to Target Toll Cheats

Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:


5) Radios New Key to Success to Work Through Race Traffic at Talladega

Link to article in The St. Augustine Record:

6) Volpe Highlights – March/April 2011

Link to newsletter:


7) How Smarter Parking Technology Will Reduce Traffic Congestion

Link to article on Mashable:


8) Bill Before Connecticut Senate Allows Messages to Troops on Electronic Highway Signs

Link to AP article:,0,7064549.story


9) Motorcycle Helmet Info Cards Make Virginia Debut

Link to AP article:


10) Smartcard Marketing Bamboozles Auckland Commuters

Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

11) Application of Intelligent Technologies on Public Transport in Hong Kong

Link to Q&A from Hong Kong Legislative Council:


12) Traffic Sensors Expected to Help Forecast Backups

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Link to news release from IBM:


13) New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to Would-be Drivers: Don't Rely on Our Printed Manuals for Most Updated Info

Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:

News Releases

1) Aviation Safety: New Computer Tool Forecasts Icing Hazards

2) BASF Establishes Partnership with MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

3) Amtrak Launches New Interactive Website for Kids

4) Beat the Traffic iPhone Application Now Available in Germany

5) New York State DOT, NYSERDA Promote Research to Reduce Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

6) Webtech Wireless Launches Corporate Rebranding

7) International Telecommunications Union App Challenge Targets Climate Change

8) Iteris Awarded $1.3 Million Contract to Provide Traffic Engineering and Planning Manuals for Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport

9) New Florida DOT Traffic Engineering and Operations Office Website Goes Live

10) MiX Telematics and Mobileye Collaborate to Boost Driver Safety


- Request for Information – Assist in Establishing a Transportation Operations Lab – Federal Highway Administration

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Today in Transportation History

1771 **240th anniversary** Richard Trevithick was born in Cornwall, England. He built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive.


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