Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Stats Show Fewer Pilots Break Airspace Rules

Link to AP article:

2) Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover; How Many Ways to Leave an Airport?

There's a little-tapped marketing opportunity for airports to help their passengers leave the airport more efficiently and conveniently.

Link to column in Airport Business:$46357


3) China Launches Ninth Satellite for Global Navigation System

Link to Xinhua article:

4) Waze Navigation App Updated with Text-to-Speech, Commuting Widget

Link to CNET's The Car Tech blog:


5) ERTICO Talks to Vladimir Kryuchkov, CEO ITS-Russia

Link to interview from ERTICO:

6) Why the Future of Transportation is All About Real-Time Data

Link to article on Mashable:

7) Sensor – Summer 2011

- Cars and Roads Share Info, Alert Drivers

- Can Fuel-Economy Displays Promote Safe, Fuel-Efficient Driving?

- Signs Use Solar Power to Make Rural Intersections Safer


8) Texas Transportation Institute Helps Texas DOT Ask Texans the Right Questions

Link to article in the Texas Transportation Researcher:


9) Hindhead Tunnel Opens in UK After Decades of Traffic Problems

High-tech employed to monitor traffic.

Link to BBC News story:

Link to further information from the Highways Agency:


10) Why Emergency Managers Should Use Social Media

Link to video in Emergency Management:


11) Exit of New York MTA Chief Leaves Tech Upgrades in Doubt

Link to article in the New York Post:

12) MBTA Riders Loco for Big Logo

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

13) 'Excuse Me – is that Your Bag?' Meet Alice Riley, DC Metro's Zen-Like Voice

Link to article and video on


14) KC Scout Eases Traffic Flow

Link to commentary in The Examiner:

15) Predictive Traffic More than Good Enough

Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:$500M-post-funding-valuation-speaks-volumes-regarding-the-importance-of-predictive-traffic-data.aspx

News Releases

1) SAP and Google Team to Put 'Big Data' on the Map

2) NTSB Takes Safety Message to Pilots and Enthusiasts at AirVenture

3) Inthinc Introduces Speed-by-Street and Verbal In-Cab Driver Mentoring Solution to Federal Fleet Managers

4) Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Launches Mobile Site for 511 Traveler Information Service

5) Research and Markets: European PND Market to Grow 1.5% 2010-2014

Upcoming Events

2011 Airport Public Safety & Security Fall Conference – August 29-September 1 – Arlington, Virginia

Today in Transportation History

1866 **145th anniversary** The first successful underwater telegraph cable was completed between Europe and North America.,_1866

1991 **20th anniversary** The Twin Cities & Western Railroad began operations.


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