Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, May 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Virgin Atlantic Tries In-flight Entertainment Social Network for Vtravelled
Link to article on Tnooz:
2) FAA: Controller Errors are Up Because TARP is Working
Link to blog in The Dallas Morning News:
3) 'Snow Supremo' Needed in UK to Avert Winter Transport Chaos
Link to BBC News story and video:
4) Honolulu City Council Considers Gadget Bill
Proposal would ban using or holding mobile devices while crossing the street.
Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
5) Reagan, Clinton Star in Push for US Transportation Bill
Link to article in The Hill:
6) Massachusetts Spending $22 Million on New Highway Signs
Link to story and video on WFXT-TV:
7) Road Repair Via Crowdsourcing
Link to article in Technology Review:
8) Traffic Technology International – April/May 2011
Link to magazine:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Experts: Early Warnings Mitigated Japan Disaster
Alerts allowed trains to be slowed or stopped.
Link to AP article:
10) New York City Transit Riders Can Now Find Bus Arrival Times in Shop Windows
Link to story and video on NY1 News:
11) Boston: Upwards of 1/3 of Riders Use Transit App Tools
Link to blog on Transportation Nation:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
12) Edmond, Oklahoma Approves ITS for City
Link to article in The Edmond Sun:
13) Technology May Allow Drivers to Skip DMV Lines in Tennessee
Pilot project uses remote sensing to measure vehicle emissions.
Link to story on WSMV-TV:
The link was wrong for the first release in yesterday's TCN. Here is the corrected link:
- Call for Applications – European ITS Advisory Group – European Commission
Traffic Management and Work Zone Power Workshop – June 7-8 – Pittsburgh
If you thought airbags wouldn't help motorcyclists, you'd be wrong.
Today in Transportation History
1861 **150th anniversary** The first railway line in Pakistan was opened between Karachi and Kotri.
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