Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA, Controllers Agree on Rules to Combat Fatigue

Link to article in USA Today:

Link to news release from the Federal Aviation Administration:

2) Google and Virgin America Get Cozier with Airline App Development

Link to article on Tnooz:


3) Rival Lawsuits Over Louisiana's Crescent City Connection, Leeville Bridge Toll Tag Monitoring Systems Settled

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


4) Expanded Surveillance Shields Great Barrier Reef

Link to AAP article:


5) UK Center for Excellence in ITS Opens

Link to article on TRL:

6) News from ERTICO

- Report on the 8th European ITS Congress

- Interview with European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas on 'Smart Mobility Challenge 2011'

7) Replay of Oracle Transportation Webinar – Integrating Project and Content Management for Transportation and Construction Works

Link to video:

8) iMobility Newsletter – June 2011

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


9) Parking Tech Helping Big Cities Ease Congestion

Link to article and video in Government Technology:


10) PR Firm in Charge of Selling California's $43 Billion High-Speed Rail Project Resigns

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:


11) A Look Behind the Scenes of Colorado's I-70 Signs

Link to article in the Summit Daily:


12) University of Michigan Working Toward Safer Drivers

Link to story on WXYZ-TV:

13) iOnRoad Wants You to Check Your Cellphone While Driving

Link to article in Fast Company:


14) America's One and Only Personal Rapid Transit System

Link to article in Governing:

15) Increasing Public Transport Use with Smart Campaigns

Link to blog from the American Society of Landscape Architects:


16) Minnesota's 511 System, Traffic Cameras Turned Off for Government Shutdown

Link to article in the Chanhassen Villager:

17) Washington, DC's All-News WTOP Radio Designates Two Fulltime Traffic Tweeters

Link to story on

Job Postings

- Management Analyst – Antelope Valley Transit Authority – Lancaster, California

- Supervisor of Vehicle Schedules – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – Boston, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

6th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium – August 20-23 – Chicago

Friday Bonus

With the 55th anniversary of the US interstate highway system noted this week, here's what Fortune had to write about the new network in 1958.

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-American astronaut, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, was born in Karnal, India.


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