Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 19, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) LaHood: Obama is Committed to NextGen Airplane Technology

Link to article in The Hill:

2) FAA Official Tells Atlantic City Conference that NextGen Needs Steady Funding to Succeed

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

3) Regional Carriers Fret About NextGen, Sesar

Link to article in Aviation Week:

4) Wyoming Wind Farms Could be First in US with Radar-Controlled Lights

Link to article from the Casper Star-Tribune:


5) Pioneering Traffic Light Scheme Set to Replace Speed Cameras in Swindon, UK

Sensors will turn signals red when they detect a speeding vehicle.

Link to article in the Swindon Advertiser:


6) Welcome to a New World of Standards in Travel Technology

Link to blog on Tnooz:


7) Partial Release of Pennsylvania DUI Class Material to be Examined

Link to AP article:


8) FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Arm Seeks Comments on Positive Train Control Radio Spectrum Issues

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


9) Maryland Governor Signs Bill Requiring French Rail Company to Disclose Holocaust Role

Link to AP article:

10) St. Albert, Alberta Hops Aboard Real-Time Bus Tracker Tool

Link to article in the St. Albert Gazette:

11) Los Angeles Metro Officially Launches Nextrip, QR-Coded Bus Stop Signs Coming, Website Improvements

Link to article in The Source:


12) Inrix Traffic 3.0 for Android, iOS Gets Better Crowdsourcing

Link to CNET Reviews:


13) Intersection Assistant Systems Make Use of Car-to-X Communications

Link to article in EE Times Europe:

14) Connecticut DMV Seeks to Dump Its Toll-Free Line

Link to article in the Connecticut Post:

15) A High-Tech Crossroads

Ford shows-off advances in in-car electronics.

Link to column on WDIV-TV:

News Releases

1) New TV Ad Promotes Responsible Infrastructure Investment

2) TransCore Awarded Three ITS Contracts by Nevada DOT Valued at $29 Million

3) Houston TranStar Wins 'Best of Texas' Award for Innovation in Providing Travel Time Information

4) Allstate Launches Campaign to Make Facebook Profile Pictures Go Black to Save Teen Lives

Job Postings

- Operations Analyst – Access Services – El Monte, California

- Fixed-Route Operations Manager – Salem-Keizer Transit – Salem, Oregon

Upcoming Events

Urban Mobility 3.0 – June 15-16 – London

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Venera 1 became the first man-made object to fly-by Venus.


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