Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA to Build New TRACON at Palm Beach International Airport

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:

Link to news release from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

2) New Airport Communications Center for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Link to article in AirTimes: (page 3)


3) Crucial LightSquared Tests Begin in New Mexico

Link to article in Aviation Week:


4) Interview with Gunter Zimmermeyer, Chairman of ERTICO - ITS Europe

Link to interview from ERTICO:


5) ACLU of Southern California Sues Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Alleges Photographers Were Harassed

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

Link to news release from the ACLU of Southern California:

6) How Traffic Authorities Helped Move Traffic During Seattle Viaduct Closure

Link to story on KIRO-FM Radio:

7) Communication Saving Seattle from Viadoom

Link to blog from Arizona DOT:


8) Signs Advising Drivers to Go by Rail Among New Proposals in UK

Link to article in Auto Express:


9) Distracted Driving Targeted in New PSA

Link to article in The Hill:

Link to news release from the Ad Council:

Link to 'Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks':


10) Mercedes Looks to the Cloud for Next-Gen Infotainment Concept

Link to article on CNET:


11) BART Talks on Cellphone Blackouts Extended

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

12) Philippine Transport Groups Favor RFID on Buses Over 'Costly' Paint-Tagging

Link to article in The Philippine Star:

News Releases

1) University of South Florida Researchers Issued Patent to Slow Battery Drain for GPS-Enabled Devices

2) Public Transport ITS Market in Europe Expected to Reach €1.3 Billion by 2015

3) First Solutions Launches Online Job Portal For Maritime Shipping Industry

4) New iPhone and iPad App Prepares Delaware's Future Drivers

5) European Commission's Action for a Better Air-Safety Management System in Europe


- Senior Transportation Planner – San Diego Association of Governments – San Diego, California

- Operations Manager – PTM of Boise/ValleyRide – Boise, Idaho


- Call for Presentations – 2012 Rail Safety and Incident Investigation Seminar

Upcoming Events

ITS for Urban Mobility Forum – December 1 – Brussels

Friday Bonus

Before they began searching for Carmen Sandiego, Rockapella had their start on the subway.

Today in Transportation History

19761 **40th anniversary** The first British satellite to be placed in orbit, Prospero, was launched from Australia.


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