Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 22, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Aviation Administration Faces Partial Shutdown

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Feds Delay Rules on Airline Pricing, Advertising

Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:


3) Hospitals Get Shafted on Houston Red-Light Camera Money

Link to story and video on KRIV-TV:

4) Travelers Checks: Automatic License Plate Readers Track Your Every Move

Link to blog in The Boston Globe:


5) Interview with Rick Pearson, General Manager of Sea Tel

Pearson shares his thoughts on maintaining contact between ship and shore.

Link to interview in Maritime Reporter: (page 10)


6) ITS Australia's Dr. Norm Pidgeon Looks Ahead to the Gold Coast ITS Summit

Link to article on Traffic Techology

7) FH St. Polten University of Applied Sciences Offering New Traffic and Transport Information Design Masters Degree Course

Link to article on Dexigner:

8) Life-Changing Apps: Transportation

Link to blog on Quixey:


9) Indiana DOT Reworks I-69 Website with Environmental Studies, Construction Updates

Link to AP article:

Link to site:


10) Debt Package May be Public Safety Vehicle, Too

Democratic senators may use debt-limit package as way to pass bill creating public safety communications network.

Link to article in the National Journal:

11) Drivers Hot for Medical-Alert Yellow Dot Kits

Link to article in USA Today:

12) Florida Coalition, Including Justin Bieber, Works to Combat Texting and Driving

Link to column and video in the Sun-Sentinel:,0,2982599.column


13) Control Center Makes Gwinnett County, Georgia Traffic Flow

Link to story and video on WXIA-TV:

14) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Fund Modernization of Key Areas of Sofia's Urban Transport

Link to article on


15) Toyota's New In-Car Technology: A Steering-Wheel Heart Monitor

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) Connected Navigation More Popular than Social Media and Radio Streaming, According to ABI Research’s Connected Car Survey

2) Sensys Announces Industry-First Standard Five-Year Warranty for Advanced Traffic Detection Products

3) The Future Shape of Multimedia from Mercedes-Benz: Holistic Experience and Natural Interaction

4) Inrix Debuts Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry Apps – Now Available on All Major Mobile Phone Platforms

5) Air-Traffic Management Leaders to Gather for the Global Performance-Based Navigation Summit in September

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Leveraging Social Media Resources in Public Safety – August 4

Friday Bonus

'Big Brown' turns blue, red, green and yellow.

But the results are no better when it's plain vanilla.

Today in Transportation History

1906 **105th anniversary** Chicago's last cable-car line made its final run.

1931 **80th anniversary** Vancouver International Airport opened.


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