Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 20, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Government Investing Companies that Distribute Airline Flight and Fare Information

Link to AP article:

2) Airlines Uneasy Over Costly Bid to Replace Radar

Link to article on Marketwatch:

3) Behold the High-Tech Aircraft Seat, Built for Gamers, Not for Wimps

Link to blog on Tnooz:


4) Driving Reality Home

Wikitude Drive blends smartphone video with driving directions.

Link to article in GPS World:


5) Pack These Apps Before Your Next Summer Vacation

Link to story and video on Fox News:

6) University of Minnesota CTS Report – May 2011

- Online Matrix Helps Users Determine Accessibility

- New Video Outlines ITS-Related Careers


7) Senator Menendez to Announce Legislation to Create Standards for Highway Marker Beads
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

Link to news release from Senator Robert Menendez:


8) TSA Reviews Policies After Minnesota Airport Security Drill Miscommunication

Link to story and video on KAAL-TV:


9) Smartphones Will Revolutionize Taxi Industry

Link to commentary in the Calgary Herald:


10) Seattle's Sound Transit to Invest $2.1 Million in Rail, Bus Ridership Research

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

11) Hacker Blamed for Strange Metro Vancouver Transit Police Posts

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:


12) Springfield, Missouri Prepares New Traffic Management System

Link to story and video on KOLR-TV:

13) Lagos Gets Approval for Traffic Radio Station

Link to article in the Daily Vanguard:

News Releases

1) Transport Certification Australia Shares Experience in Telematics/ITS with Global Community

2) US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and Women's Transportation Seminar Kick Off National Education Initiative for Girls

3) MobileNOW and Liberty PlugIns Announce First US Pay by Cell EV Charging Service

4) Ctrack Introduces Intelligent Insurance to the UK

5) Michigan DOT Introduces Mobile Mi Drive Traffic Data Website


- Call for Participation – ITS Video Competition 'Bringing Intelligence Into Mobility' - ERTICO

Upcoming Events

Towards Better ITS Decision-Making and Impacts Assessment for Public Authorities – June 22 – Brussels

Friday Bonus

If that pothole on Capitol Hill isn't filled yet, it might have to wait awhile.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** Seattle's Union Station opened.

1986 **25th anniversary** Sharon Wood, a Canadian, becomes the first North American woman to scale Mount Everest.


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