Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Weather Cams Installed at California Airport – Said to be First in Lower 48 States

Link to article in the Times-Standard:

2) NextGen Benefits are Coming, Slowly but Surely

Link to article in Aviation International News:

3) The Dark Side of NextGen

Link to article in Aviation International News:

4) Airports Take Off on Twitter – A Perfect Match or a Passing Fad?

Link to column in Airport Business:$44865


5) Police Access City Cameras from Laptops and Smartphones

Link to article in Government Technology:

6) Made in Pennsylvania, Illegal in Pennsylvania

Company manufactures products which conceal license plates from cameras.

Link to story and video on WHP-TV:


7) Designer Gives London Tube Map a Makeover

Link to article on


8) 'Clean-Fuel' Cars in Utah to Get High-Tech Toll Stickers

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


9) Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Sent 58,600 Postcards with Wrong First Names

Link to article in The Indianapolis Star:

10) State DOTs Embrace Technology

Link to article in Constructech:

11) Promo for ITS World Congress in Orlando

Link to video:


12) Railspeak Should be Terminated

Train and station announcements offer a relentless barrage of drivel in a language all their own.

Link to blog in The Guardian:


13) Fort Myers, Florida Pulls the Plug on Electronic Traffic Sign

State fails to secure city permit for project.

Link to article in The News-Press:


14) Red Lights in Japan

Nation is rolling out Driving Safety Support System to make red lights and stop signs safer.

Link to editorial on The Truth About Cars:


15) Calgary Transit Orders 'Get Off the Bus' Ads Pulled from Bus Benches

Link to story and video on Global Calgary:

16) Tesco Builds Virtual Supermarkets in South Korean Train Stations

Link to article and video in The Telegraph:

17) Utah's TRAX Replacing Broken Electronic Sign System

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


18) New Delhi Cops Want Control of Intelligent Signaling

Link to article in The Times of India:


19) Who Will be the Chief Information Officer for Your New Car?

Link to blog in NEMA Currents:

News Releases

1) LiveTV Announces Plans for 'Global LiveTV' Television for Aviation

2) FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan to Improve Truck and Bus Safety

3) Saab AB to Acquire Sensis Corporation

4) Toyota Develops Navigation System Compatible with Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperative Safety System

5) Designs New Pothole Warning Sign

Job Postings

- Computer Engineer – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Airport Facilities Management Conference – August 10-12 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Today in Transportation History

1891 **120th anniversary** The Ottawa Electric Street Railway began operation.

1956 **55th anniversary** US President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, creating the interstate highway system.


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