Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 5, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Canada Fined by US DOT Over Ad Violations
Link to article in The Gazette:

2) New Simulators Improve Training for Air Traffic Controllers
Link to story and video on WLS-TV:

3) NextGen Air Traffic Control Avionics are Moving from Concept to Cockpit

Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:

4) Heathrow's In-House Writer Revels in Romance of Flight
Link to AFP article:


5) Pennsylvania Turnpike May Move to All-Electronic Tolling

Link to story on WGAL-TV:

6) Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire Agree to Crack Down on E-ZPass Violators

Link to article in The Boston Globe:


7) Maritime Drones Make Waves Among Navies Worldwide

Link to article in Stars and Stripes:


8) Dispute Threatens to Delay Expansion of National Transportation Research Center

Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

9) Karl Bevins, Atlanta's First City Traffic Engineer, Dies at 96

Credited with innovations such as computerized signals and reversible lane control.

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

10) GEWI Newsletter – July/August 2011

Link to newsletter:


11) Bangalore Police Introduce System to Get Parking Availability via Text Messages

Link to article on MyBangalore:

12) Edinburgh Launches Website with Real-Time Parking Updates

Link to article in The Scotsman:


13) New University of Maryland App Allows Cellphones to Broadcast Live Audio and Video to Police

Link to story on WTOP Radio:

14) Facebook Will Play Significant Role in Reducing Hyderabad's Road Accidents

Link to Bernama article:

15) Safe Highway Matters - Summer 2011

Issue focused on outsourcing safety service patrols.

Link to newsletter:


16) New Software Aimed at Making Public Transit Easier

Link to story on CTV:


17) Montreal Traffic Task Force to Deliver Report by August 15

Link to article in The Gazette:


18) Google Driver Crashes Autonomous Car

Link to article on CNET News:

19) General Motors Helping to Design City of the Future … in China

Link to story and video from Fox News:

News Releases

1) New Haven, Connecticut Bus Information Now Available on Google Transit

2) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Launches Groundbreaking Mobile Integration for Travelers Using Foursquare and Facebook Places

Upcoming Events

Congestion Pricing Webinar: Pay as You Drive Insurance – August 25

Friday Bonus

Here's a speed camera you want to be caught by.

Today in Transportation History

1981 **30th anniversary** President Ronald Reagan fired over 11,000 striking air traffic controllers after they failed to return to work.


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