Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

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:


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:


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:


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:

US DOT to Test Connected Vehicle Technologies in Six Cities


- Call for Applications – European ITS Advisory Group – European Commission

Upcoming Events

Traffic Management and Work Zone Power Workshop – June 7-8 – Pittsburgh

Friday Bonus

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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