Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 17, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) How Safe is that Foreign Airline?

US government provides no information on the safety of foreign airlines.

Link to article in USA Today:

2) Key Part of New Air Traffic System in Trouble

Link to AP article:


3) Delaware Lawmakers Reject Placing Cameras in School Zones

Link to article in The News Journal:


4) E-ZPass Computer Systems Down June 23-26 in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island

Link to article on Newport Patch:


5) LightSquared Network Would Hinder GPS in Space, Advisory Board Says

Link to article from The Wall Street Journal:

6) Key House Lawmaker Asks FCC to Kill LightSquared Network

Link to article on Nextgov:


7) Congressman Richard Hanna: Technology Can Help DOTs Do More with Less

Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

8) MIRA to Launch innovITS ADVANCE Development Center

Link to article on

9) Traffic Data Firm Inrix Working Toward 2012 IPO

Link to Reuters article:


10) UK Road Signs Could Tell Drivers to Take the Train

Link to article in The Telegraph:

11) Indiana Highway Message Boards Never Lived Up to Promise

Link to article in the Evansville Courier & Press:

12) Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Uncertain of Cost to Remove Pavement Markers

Link to article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

13) New Signs in Leeds, UK to Warn of Major Road Closures

City is first in UK, outside of London, to use high-definition screens.

Link to BBC News story:

14) Humorous Construction Signs May Disarm Road Rage

Link to article in The Now:

15) Makati City, Philippines Sends Traffic Aides to Charm School

Instruction designed to help officers communicate with tourists.

Link to article from the Philippine Information Agency:


16) White House Pushes for D Block Reallocation for Public Safety Network

Link to article in The Hill:

17) Vision Zero International – June 2011

Link to magazine:


18) UPS Using Telematics to Cut Costs by Going Green

Link to article in Industry Leaders:


19) New York City Transit Agency Weighs a Digital Upgrade for Aging Subway Cars

Link to article in The New York Times:

20) Real-Time Information System for Wellington, New Zealand Trains Faces Delays

Link to article in The Dominion Post:

21) Commuters Love It, but Plug Pulled on Sydney Bus App

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:


22) Bad Traffic in Los Angeles: Can Vision LA Help End It?

Proposed system would tell travelers best mode and offer a ticket.

Link to story and audio on KPCC Radio:

Link to further information:

23) Edmonton Encouraged to Create 'Smart' Streets

Link to article in the Edmonton Journal:

Link to news release from the City of Edmonton:


24) Ford and World Safety Leaders Working to Harmonize V2V Communication Systems

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

News Releases

1) Tennessee Highway Patrol Earns Top Honors in Traffic Safety PSAs

2) Texas DOT Creates Original 'Mini' Telenovelas Series to Reach Hispanic Families

3) New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation, FHWA Announce Agreement on Catskill Park Highway Guide Signs

4) SITA Becomes First Global Mobile Data Services Provider for Air Transport Industry

5) Arizona DOT Director Tells Congressional Subcommittee – Research Key to Safe, Efficient Transportation System

6) Fujitsu Launches New Location Data Service SPATIOWL – Gathers Info from Vehicles and Sensors

7) Website and Citizen Outreach for I-69 Texas System Begins

Job Postings

- General Manager – Mason County Transportation Authority – Shelton, Washington

- Manager, Operations – San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority – San Luis Obispo, California

Upcoming Events

International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory – July 18-20 – Berkeley, California

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Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** The Silver Dart Aerodrome opened in Renfrew, Ontario.


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