Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 11, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU, US Pen New Passenger Data Deal to Ease Privacy Fears

Link to AFP article:

2) Making the Skies Over Europe Safer, Cleaner and Cheaper to Manage

Link to BBC News story:

3) US DOT Policing the Airlines and Travel Agents on Twitter

Link to article in Travel Weekly:

4) Tampa Airport's New CEO Beats Marketing Drum

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


5) GPS Companies Clash with LightSquared, Each Other at Public Meeting

Link to article on Nextgov:


6) Suburu Removes Radio Ad After Canadian Trucking Alliance Request

Link to article in Today's Trucking:


7) Massachusetts State Police Keep Data from Lt. Governor's Car Crash Under Wraps

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

8) Graphic Accident Video Part of New Florida DOT Safety Campaign

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

9) Times-Picayune Sues New Orleans to Get Names of Traffic-Camera Violators

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:

10) Kansas DOT Releases KanDrive/511 Winter Driving PSA

Link to video:


11) Railroads Attempt to Get a Better Handle on Positive Train Control Implementation

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


12) Social Media for Emergency Managers Can't Start When the Emergency Does

Link to article on Nextgov:


13) No Role for Smartphones in Europe's eCall

Link to article in automotiveIT:

14) Telematics and the Cloud: Four Keys to In-Car Offerings

Link to article on Telematics Update:

15) Building a New Telematics Ecosystem

Link to article on Telematics Update:


16) The Evolving History of DC's Metro Website

Link to blog on TBD:


17) Texas DMV Rejects Confederate Plate

Link to story on KJTV-TV:

News Releases

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

2) California DMV Launches New Web Page to Honor Veterans and Active Military

3) Ford's Cloud-Connected Car, the Evos Concept, to Make North American Debut at 2012 International CES

Upcoming Events

Automotive News World Congress – January 10-12 – Detroit

Friday Bonus

Today is Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in other parts of the world. To salute those who have served, here's a link to a poem written during World War I, In Flanders Fields, by Canadian Army Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The German Imperial Navy battleship SMS Kaiserin was launched in Kiel.

November 12, 1936 **75th anniversary** The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was opened.


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