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:
GPS / NAVIGATION
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 AutomotiveWorld.com:
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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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: http://www.visionlosangeles.org/
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:
- General Manager – Mason County Transportation Authority – Shelton, Washington
- Manager, Operations – San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority – San Luis Obispo, California
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Today in Transportation History
1936 **75th anniversary** The Silver Dart Aerodrome opened in Renfrew, Ontario.
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