Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) Inhofe Introduces 'Pilot's Bill of Rights'

Bill calls for pilots facing enforcement action to be given air traffic communication recordings and simplification of Notice to Airmen system.

Link to article in the Tulsa World:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=505&articleid=20110706_16_A11_CUTLIN890205

Link to news release from Senator James Inhofe:

http://inhofe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=018d2b10-e736-c509-be28-11227b914847

2) UK Airlines Poised to Back Government Plan to Sell Down Its Stake in National Air Traffic Services

Link to article in the Financial Times:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/24547714-a8cb-11e0-b877-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1RPqMwuQI

3) Obama Speech Revives Business Jet PR Battle

Link to article in Aviation Week:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=busav&id=news/bav/2011/07/04/01.xml

4) Few Airlines Respond to Pilot Fatigue Study

Link to ABC News story:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/airlines-radio-silent-pilot-fatigue-study/story?id=14009295

5) 'Throwing Airplanes Into the Air' – Life Inside Airport Control Towers

Link to blog in The Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/middleseat/2011/07/07/throwing-airplanes-into-the-air-life-inside-airport-control-towers

OTHER

6) New York State Police: Email Traffic Ticket is a Hoax, Contains Virus

Link to article in The Journal News:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110707/NEWS03/107070378/State-police-Email-traffic-ticket-hoax-contains-virus

Link to news release from the New York State Police:

http://troopers.ny.gov/Public_Information/2011_News_Releases/07-06-11_Hoax_E-mail_Alert.cfm

ROADWAYS

7) Move to Standardize Road Signs in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Link to article in the Daily Mirror:

http://print.dailymirror.lk/business/127-local/49386.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Safety Group Wants More Data on Cellphone Bans

Governors Highway Safety Association urges states to not enact new laws until more research is done.

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-06-distracted-driving-cellphones-texting-ban-state-laws_n.htm

9) Cellphones, Devices Biggest Driving Distractions

Link to Reuters article:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/uk-cell-phones-devices-biggest-driving-d-idUSLNE76604720110707

Link to news release from the Governors Highway Safety Association:

http://www.ghsa.org/html/media/pressreleases/2011/20110707_sfdist.html

10) Honduran Mimes Turn Silent to Educate for Traffic Safety

Link to story and video from CNN:

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/watercooler/163887/70/Mimes-take-to-the-streets-of-Honduras

TELEMATICS

11) Fleet Telematics Leader Vnomics Making Its Mark in Multiple Spaces

Link to interview on TMCnet:

http://embedded-m2m-solutions.tmcnet.com/topics/embedded-m2m-solutions/articles/194310-fleet-telematics-leader-vnomics-making-its-mark-multiple.htm

TRANSIT

12) Paris Transport Plans to Put Travel Pass in Mobiles – Report

Link to article in Telecompaper:

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/paris-transport-plans-to-put-travel-pass-in-mobiles-report

Link to article in La Tribune:

http://www.latribune.fr/technos-medias/telecoms/20110705trib000634355/le-passe-navigo-bientot-sur-telephone-mobile-.html (in French)

13) Toronto Subway Naming Rights Up for Grabs as TTC Approves Ad Contract

Link to story and video on CityNews:

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/141205--subway-naming-rights-up-for-grabs-as-ttc-approves-advertising-contract

14) New Maps on New York City Subway Platforms Seek Clarity

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/new-maps-on-subway-platforms-seek-clarity/

15) NY Waterway Bus Locator Still Proving to be a Success with Ferry Commuters

Link to article in FerryTimes:

http://www.nywaterway.com/Newsletter.aspx?aid=18

Link to NY Waterway's Real-Time GPS Bus Locator:

http://tds1.saucontech.com/tds-map/nywmenu.htm

VEHICLES

16) Electric, Hybrid Cars to be Required to Sound Pedestrian Alerts

Link to Bloomberg article:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-07/electric-hybrid-cars-to-be-required-to-sound-pedestrian-alerts.html

News Releases

1) DC Metro Customers Voice Strong Preference for Short, Distinctive Station Names

2) Government of Canada and Saint John Transit Launch New Vehicle-Tracking Technology

3) FDOT's Florida 511 Launches New Traffic App

4) UCLA and KCET Air Public Service Special on 'Carmageddon'

Upcoming Events

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http://www.ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?id=68

Today in Transportation History

1941 **70th anniversary** US forces landed in Iceland to relieve British troops during World War II.

http://www.history.army.mil/books/70-7_03.htm

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