Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 9, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Proposes Airspeed-Sensor Fixes

Link to article from The Wall Street Journal:

2) Secrets of Success in Replacing Main JFK Airport Runway

Public information campaign important part of project.

Link to article in the Queens Tribune:


3) Ohio DOT Traffic Cams are Coming Soon to Cleveland Area

Link to story and video on WOIO-TV:


4) Port of Houston Commissioner Calls for More Open Meetings

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


5) Oregon House Gives the Green Light to Digital Billboards

Link to article in The Oregonian:


6) NHTSA Puts Industry on Notice: A Car is Not a Mobile Device

Link to article on The Car Connection:

7) Apple Blocks New DUI Checkpoint Apps

Link to article in the San Francisco Business Times:


8) Hyundai Sets Prices for Blue Link Telematics

Link to article in AutoWeek:


9) New Fort Worth Bus Corridor to be Marketed Like a Rail Line

Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

10) Unified Vision, Message Next Steps for Suburban Atlanta Transit Projects

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


11) New Jersey Mashes Up to Keep Traffic Moving

Link to article in Government Computer News:

12) British Columbia Government Failed on Response to Oil Tanker Spill, Report Says

On-site traffic coordination and information on road closures to pubic was inadequate.

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:


13) Software Updates Now Vital for Cars, Too

Link to column in The Detroit News:

News Releases

1) International Telematics Update Awards 2011 Winners Announced

2) 2011 ‘Work Zone Safety Awareness Award’ Winners Announced

3) Frontier Airlines Fined for Failing to Display On-Time Performance on Its Website

4) Standard Parking Website Provides Online Parking Reservations at Select Phoenix Venues

Job Postings

- Traffic Engineer-Safety Research – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 4075BR

- Transportation Human Factors Project Director – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3877BR

- Senior Study Director for Transportation Safety on Impaired Driving – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3454BR

- Transportation Human Factors Research Associate – Westat – Rockville, Maryland Job ID 3440BR

- Marketing Position – Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority – Charleroi, Pennsylvania

- Executive Director – Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority – Columbia, South Carolina

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Open Payments, Mobile Payments and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Acceptance – Overview of Innovations in Public Transit Payment Systems – June 29

Today in Transportation History

1986 **25th anniversary** The Rogers Commission Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was released to the public.


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