Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Bill Expected to Boost NextGen Funding Concept

Link to article in Aviation Daily:

2) Delta Air Lines Lets Passengers Track Luggage via the Internet

Link to Reuters article:


3) Bill Would Bar Mailing Speeding Tickets in South Carolina

Link to AP article:


4) Google Threatens to Shut Down Swiss Street View

Link to AP article:


5) TomTom CEO: 'Very Limited Impact' from Speed Trap Controversy

Link to article in Forbes:

6) How Traffic Information Apps Can Revolutionize the World of Navigation for Fleets

Link to blog in Fleet News:


7) US Coast Guard Missions Demand Updated Surveillance and Communications Technology, Commandant Says

Link to article on Nextgov:

Link to testimony:


8) Survey Results Suggest Support for Advertising on Reno, Nevada Area School Buses

Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:


9) New Florida Law Would Make Airport Business Less Transparent

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

10) Celebs Say 'Don't Be a Jerk' in New York City Bike Safety Campaign

Link to story and video on WNBC-TV:


11) Apple, Google Execs Spar with Senator Over Driving Drunk Apps

Link to article in Government Security News:

12) Amber Alerts Come to Gas Pumps

Link to article in Television Broadcast:


13) BART May Install Televisions, Digital Platform Screens at Stations

Link to article in The Examiner:

14) Toronto Transit Bus Data Live Online – Briefly

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

15) Film Recounts the Trauma of Toronto Subway Operators Following a Suicide

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

Link to news release and video from Humber College:


16) California DOT to Tweet Road Closings and Warnings in San Diego Area

Link to commentary in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

Link to news release from Caltrans:

17) New iPhone App for Drivers, RoadAhead, Organizes the World by Exit

Link to column in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

1) United Nations Secretary-General Calls for Implementation of Global Plan of Action for Road Safety in Next Decade

2) Ford Developers Look to Use Google Prediction API to Optimize Energy Efficiency

3) French Airport First in Europe to Use EGNOS to Guide Aircraft to Landing

4) TransCore Unveils Next Generation RFID Rail Products

5) CH2M Hill Signs Purchase Agreement for Booz Allen Hamilton's State and Local Government Transportation Consulting Business

6) Audi to Introduce Roadside Assistance App for Customers with Smartphones in the US

7) Finalists Revealed for International Telematics Update Awards 2011

8) BART Launches Improved Mobile Website with Location Features, Bike Directions

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Today in Transportation History

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