Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) When Will Airlines' Onboard Wi-Fi Take Off in Popularity?

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

2) Avionics Technology: The Big Picture

Link to article in Aircraft Maintenance Technology:


3) Uh-Oh: Will GPS Data Yield More Traffic Tickets?

Link to blog in The Boston Globe:


4) Near Field Communication Transforms Travel in Japan

Link to BBC News story:


5) Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani to Become First Train in India with Wi-Fi

Link to article in The Economic Times:


6) Should Illinois Tollways Trade Historic Names for Sponsors?

Link to article in the Daily Herald:

7) California Bridge Toll Contest Launches Online

Link to Bay Area News Group article:


8) Tow Truck Safety Bill Advances in Colorado

Legislation would require large warning sticker on vehicles being towed.

Link to AP article:


9) Ford Plans in 'Sync' with Safe Driving

Link to video on CTIA Blog:


10) Hopping Aboard the Fiber Optic Train

California firm behind the technology of Los Angeles' subway display signs.

Link to article in The Sun:


11) 300 Dubai Junctions Linked with Control System

Link to article in The Gulf Today:

12) Korean Firms Offer Intelligent Transport System to Qatar Agencies

Link to article in The Peninsula:

13) From Woe to Flow: Traffic Jams Spell Sweet Success for Australian Traffic Network

Link to article in the West Coast Sentinel:

14) Traffic FM Likely to Air in Six Months in Nepal

Link to article in República:

15) New Utah DOT Program Improves Notifications on Construction

Link to story and video on KSTU-TV:,0,4670987.story

16) Real-Time Traffic: 'The Big Revolution is Two-Way Traffic Data'

Link to interview in GPS Business News: (link only available for a limited time)


17) High-Tech Transportation

Freight movement benefiting from technology.

Link to article in World Trade:

News Releases

1) Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory Celebrates New Silicon Valley Location

Upcoming Events

Connections 2011 – June 14-17 – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Albatross, a vessel which served as a pilot boat, a German radio ship during World War II and a training ship, sank during a storm west of the Dry Tortugas. Six of the eighteen people aboard drowned.


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