Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 6, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Officials Get OK from FAA to Rename Pittsburgh Airport

Allegheny County considering selling naming rights to facility.

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

2) European Union Moves Closer to Unifying Airspace

Link to Reuters article:


3) TomTom to Sell GPS Data to Road Authorities, Private Companies in Australia

Link to article in The Australian Financial Review:

4) Recalculating … A New GPS Picks the Most Efficient Route

Link to article in Fast Company:

5) Routing's Future is Integration, Says New CEO of ALK Technologies

Link to article in FleetOwner:


6) Proposal to Bring Advertising to Nevada DMV Offices Advances

Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:

7) Studies from the European Commission

- Open In-Vehicle Platform Architecture

- Guaranteed Access to Traffic and Travel Data and Free Provision of Universal Traffic Information

8) iMobility Newsletter – April 2011

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


9) What a Waste: Washington State Keeping Secrets with Our Gas Tax

Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:


10) King County, Washington Sued Over Real-Time Bus Tracker

Link to article on

11) Santa Monica, California's Big Blue Bus System Could See Digital Advertising

Assembly bill would allow digital ads on the side of buses for pilot program.

Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:

12) Wi-Fi Rides Missoula, Montana's Bus Line, Free to Passengers

Link to article in the Missoulian:

Link to news release from Mountain Line:


13) High-Tech Traffic Alert System Moves Into Springfield, Missouri

Link to story on KYTV-TV:

News Releases

1) NextBus Provides Fort Worth Transit Users with the First Public Real-Time Passenger Information System in Texas

2) DC Metro Enhances Multi-lingual Website

3) US DOT Fines Ticket Agents for Violations of Code-Share Disclosure Rules

4) Rand McNally Unveils the First GPS for RVers

5) Octo Enters US Insurance Telematics Marketplace, Names CEO

6) New Mobile 'App' Will Help the EU Transport Sector Through the Choppy Waters of the Economic Downturn

7) URS to Operate Missouri DOT's Gateway Guide Transportation Management Center

Upcoming Events

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Friday Bonus

Bored with the same old safety briefing each time you fly? Perhaps these Air New Zealand videos will cause you to pay attention. Notice the 'clothing' in the second video.

Today in Transportation History

1801 **210th anniversary** The British sloop HMS Speedy captured the Spanish frigate El Gamo in a battle.


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