Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 31, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Changing of Jackson-Evers International Airport's Name to be Expensive

Link to article in The Clarion-Ledger:

2) MasterCard Testing Contactless Payments for In-Flight Purchases

Link to article on PaymentsSource:


3) LightSquared's Foes Assemble Lobbying Force Over GPS Issue

Link to article in The Washington Post:

Link to Coalition to Save Our GPS:


4) Articles from

- Computer Game Encourages Employees to Leave Car at Home More Often

- Robust Road Network Diminishes Queues

- Dynamic Travel Information for the Blind and Visually Impaired

- RoadSense Makes Young People More Aware of Risks

5) Volpe Highlights – October 2011

Link to newsletter from the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center:

6) News from ERTICO – ITS Europe

- First iMobility Forum Plenary Meeting: Paving the Way to the Future

- iMobility Awards: Rewarding Excellence in Deployment of iMobility Systems


7) Smell Test: Pro and Con Ads for Washington State Highway Tolling are Misleading

Link to article in The News Tribune:


8) Metal Thieves Using Google to Find Booty on UK Railways

Link to article in The Telegraph:

9) Amtrak Adds Wi-Fi to 12 East Coast Routes

Link to article on The Huffington Post:


10) Michigan Company Installs Wireless Intellistreet Systems

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:


11) TSA Struggles Through Its Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media

Link to article in The Hill:

12) Highway Safety Manual Implementation Guide for Managers

Link to document from FHWA:


13) Hughes Telematics: A Seamless Journey 'From Drive to Park'

Link to interview on Telematics Update:


14) What's in a Los Angeles Metro Station Name?

Changing names of stations involves more than just a vote by the board.

Link to commentary on KCET Radio:

15) Chicago Transit Authority to Become More Social with Twitter and Facebook Accounts

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2475070.column

16) Fort Collins Transit Advertising Important for Business Growth

Link to commentary in The Coloradoan:


17) Ukrainian Government to Create Coordinating Center for Traffic Management During Euro 2012

Link to article in the Kyiv Post:

News Releases

1) FAA Expands its Role in Florida NextGen Test Bed

2) Union Pacific Railroad's Steam Locomotives Join the App World

3) Iteris to Acquire Berkeley Transportation Systems

4) Telmap Selects Inrix Traffic Information for Mobile Location Companion Service

Upcoming Events

National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference – November 6-9 – Galveston, Texas

Today in Transportation History

1941 **70th anniversary** The USS Reuben James became the first US vessel sunk by enemy action during World War II.


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