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:
GPS / NAVIGATION
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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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:
- Call for Participation – ITS Video Competition 'Bringing Intelligence Into Mobility' - ERTICO
Towards Better ITS Decision-Making and Impacts Assessment for Public Authorities – June 22 – Brussels
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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