Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 18, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Safety Lights on LAX Runways Will be Delayed Due to Lack of Federal Funding

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

2) Medford, Oregon City Council Approves 'Branding' of Airport Tower

Link to article in the Mail Tribune:

3) Industry Advisory Group: FAA Must Justify ADS-B Investment First

Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

Link to report:

4) FAA Embraces iPads More Closely

Link to article in Fierce Government IT:

5) Reality TV Series to Focus on Southwest Airlines

Link to story on CNN:

Link to news release from Southwest Airlines:

6) Airline Wi-Fi Roundup: Air China, United and Continental

Link to blog on ZDNet:


7) List of Traffic Camera Violators Can Remain Secret, Louisiana Judge Says

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


8) Why Mobile Roaming Charges are Killing Innovation in the Cruise Industry

Link to commentary on Tnooz:


9) US DOT Falls Short in Annual Audit of IT Security

Link to article on

Link to report:


10) Erin Morrow's MassMotion Simulates Crowds

Link to article in Businessweek:

Link to further information on MassMotion:


11) Amtrak 'Transforming the Industry' with Mobile Technology

Link to article and video on Future Travel Experience:


12) Inside California Amber Alert

Link to story on KPGE-TV:

13) Vision Zero International – January 2012

Link to magazine:


14) Transport for London Set for £110 Million Crossrail Communications System

Link to IDG News Service article:

15) Expanding the Google Transit Feed Specification to Support Operations and Planning

Link to report:


16) New App Helps Seattle Area Commuters Choose Route Based on Money or Time

Link to story on KOMO News:

Link to site:

News Releases

1) Georgia DOT Unveils New Winter Weather Webpage; Agency Will Also Use Social Media

2) WMATA Partners with Operation Lifesaver on 'Bad Move' Pedestrian Safety Campaign

3) Updated Inrix Traffic App Offers Thanksgiving Travelers New Time Savers

4) Illinois Tollway Seeks Design, Management and Technical Services for the Move Illinois Program

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Developing and Reaching Agreement on Operations Objectives to Support Planning for Operations – November 29

Friday Bonus

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Eddie Arcaro, one of the best-known jockeys, rode in his last race.


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