Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) San Antonio, Texas Boasts Latest Training Technology for Air Traffic Controllers

Link to story and video on KENS-TV:

2) Air Canada Fined for No French

One instance cited where passenger requested 7Up in French but was served a Sprite.

Link to article and video in the Ottawa Sun:

3) Singapore Airlines Sorry for Aggravation on New Website

Link to article on Tnooz:


4) Engineering, Aerial Mapping Firm Woolpert Acquires Water-Mapping Company, Geomatics Data Solutions

Link to article in the Dayton Daily News:


5) New South Wales Government Announces One Body for Roads, Rail, Freight and Ferries

Link to article in the Macarthur Chronicle:


6) EMI by the Dashboard Light

Electromagnetic interference more of an issue as telematics increases in vehicles.

Link to article in Microwave Journal: (free registration required for full article)


7) California Lawmakers Push for Electronic Ads on Santa Monica Buses

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

8) Wi-Fi Service Now Available on Bay Area Light Rail System

Link to article in the San Jose Mercury Star:

Link to news release from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority:

9) Ottawa's OC Transpo Slams Private Twitters Tweeting Bus Updates

Link to CBC News story:

10) University Traveler Value of Potential Real-Time Transit Information

Link to article in the Journal of Public Transportation:


11) No Car-tastrophe in '84

As Los Angeles prepares for Carmageddon this weekend, a look at what happened during the 1984 Olympics when massive traffic jams were predicted.

Link to video on KCET-TV:

12) Traffic and How to Avoid Future Carmageddons

Link to commentary on Fox Business:

News Releases

1) US DOT Proposes Rule to Require Airlines to Report More Data on Fees, Baggage and Mishandled Wheelchairs

2) Sensys Networks Launches TrafficDOT 2.0

3) ITS United Kingdom Launches ITS on Your Doorstep Series of Events

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Statewide Opportunities for Integrating Operations, Safety and Multimodal Planning – August 2

Friday Bonus

If you've seen Star Wars these devices probably look familiar. Except these were created by GE in the 1960s.

Today in Transportation History

1741 **270th anniversary** Aleksei Chirikov, a Russian explorer, became the first European to reach the Alaska coast.


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