Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 26, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Eurocontrol Presents New Rules to Improve Aircraft Identification and Surveillance Performance and Interoperability

Link to article on


2) California Bill Would Ban Cellphone Use While Bicycling

Link to article in USA Today:


3) Honolulu Police Want to Add Cameras for APEC Summit

Department also wants to use existing cameras to monitor traffic and threats.

Link to story and video on KITV-TV:


4) China ITS Holdings Buys Siemens' Logistics Technology

Link to article in the Financial Times:


5) To Improve Traffic Safety, New I-595 Rest Stop in Florida Being Enhanced

One addition is fiber optics to provide live traffic video.

Link to article and video in the Sun Sentinel:,0,4588558.story

6) Pennsylvania DOT Explains New '+' Markings on Roadways

Link to article on Upper St. Clair Patch:


7) London Underground in £1 Billion Ad Dispute

Link to article in the Guardian:

8) BART Board Wants to Study Video Advertising in Stations

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

9) Ann Arbor Transportation Authority OKs Implementation of New Website

Link to article in The Ann Arbor Chronicle:

10) News from ULTra PRT – August 2011

Link to newsletter:


11) Quebec Pledges Millions to Ease Traffic Woes

Steps include improved web information and dedicated traffic radio stations.

Link to story from CBC News:

12) Florida DOT Posting Electronic Signs in Cape Coral

Link to story and video on WZVN-TV:


13) San Diego Call Box Agency Loses Out on Futuristic Grant

Funds would have been used to test high-tech car-to-car communication.

Link to article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

News Releases

1) American Airlines Teams with Frommer's to Provide Enhanced Destination Information on

2) MyAssist Opens Its Lines to Anyone Affected by Hurricane Irene

3) Washington State DOT Website, 511 Information Line Unavailable Saturday Night

4) Navigating Australian Traffic Congestion Just Got Easier


- Public Consultation – Towards a European Multimodal Journey Planner – European Commission

Upcoming Events

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Friday Bonus

Creative bus shelter ads.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary**

Andre Jaeger-Schmidt arrived in France to set a new world record for round-the-world travel of forty days.

The Argentine battleship ARA Rivadavia was launched and christened. (in Spanish)


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