Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, November 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) European Commissioner for Transport Comes Under Fire at Single European Sky Conference
Link to article in Airports International:
2) Regional Airports Look for Lift from Social Media
Link to article in the Journal-Courier:
3) Raytheon Promises Zero Tech Glitches for Delhi Air Traffic Control Radar System
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:
4) Noise Abatement Room, San Francisco International Airport
Link to article in The Bay Citizen:
Link to further information from San Francisco International Airport:
5) Up in the Sky: Not a Bird or a Plane – a Helicopter with Ads
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
Link to further information from Bootcamp Lights: http://www.bootcamplights.com
6) Friends of Oceano Airport Aim to Protect California Facility, Educate Public
Link to article in the Santa Maria Times:
Link to Friends of Oceano Airport: http://www.friendsofoceanoairport.com/
7) Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why
Link to blog in The New York Times:
8) Next Generation Air Transportation: Collaborative Efforts with European Union Generally Mirror Effective Practices, but Near-Term Challenges Could Delay Implementation
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:
GPS / NAVIGATION
9) The 1,000 Mile GPS Jammer
Link to article on Nextgov:
10) First Interoperability Testing Event for Cooperative Systems Unfolds
Link to article from ERTICO:
11) Articles on DutchMobility.com
- Deploy Zebra Crossings Only if It's Safe Enough to Do So
- Business Drivers Want a Phone Protocol
- TomTom User Can Tweet His Arrival Time
- Moving Images Not Permitted on Billboards Alongside Dutch Highways
12) Pennsylvania DOT Spokesman Has Many Talents
Link to article on Chartiers Valley Patch:
13) Picture This: Better Decisions Through Data Visualization
US DOT's Data Visualization Student Challenge turns dry numbers into compelling graphics.
Link to blog on MSNBC:
14) IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter – October 2011
Link to newsletter:
15) Richmond, UK Council Removes CCTV Parking Penalty Cars
Link to BBC News story:
16) Smartphone App Warns Pedestrians of Oncoming Cars
Link to article in Technology Review:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
17) Texas DOT Provides Information on I-35 Expansion
Link to story on KCEN-TV:
Link to My35: http://www.my35.org/
18) Amtrak's Capitol Corridor Train Introduces Wi-Fi Service
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
19) Pennsylvania DOT Opting Not to Put Ads on Electronic Signs
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
20) New Signs Will Remind Utah Motorists to Move Off of Freeway After Minor Crashes
Link to article in the Deseret News:
SAFETY / SECURITY
21) Maricopa County, Arizona Joins Study to Improve Road Safety for Emergency Responders
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:
Link to news release from Maricopa County DOT:
22) Jasper Wireless: 'A New Realm of Responsibility'
Link to article on Telematics Update:
23) Blacksburg, Virginia Transit Wins $1.85 Million Grant to Update System
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:
24) Veteran C-Tran Dispatchers Keep Eyes on the Road
Link to article in The Columbian:
25) Fall Foliage Leaves Staten Island Railway Commuters in the Lurch
MTA and New York City DOT don't communicate when late train arrivals miss ferry connections.
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
26) Better Travel Decisions with New Singapore Transport Portal
Link to article on AsiaOne:
Link to site: http://www.mytransport.sg
Link to news release from the Land Transport Authority:
27) Alain de Taeye, TomTom: 'We Can Look Into the Future and Change It'
Link to article on GPS Business News:
Link to video of talk by de Taeye at TEDx Brussels: http://youtu.be/WCc5RcR1vKM
28) Multi-Video Viewers Welcome Advance in Operations Centers
Link to article in Government Video:
29) Waze is Your Best Friend on the Road
Link to article on Arutz Sheva:
30) Virtual Traffic Management Centers?
Link to commentary in Surface Transportation Innovations:
31) Toyota Unveils High-Tech Concept Car Ahead of Tokyo Auto Show
Vehicle is described as 'a smartphone on four wheels.'
Link to AP article:
Link to news release:
32) Visteon Raises Production of Connectivity Radios for Brazilian Vehicles
Link to article on just-auto:
33) Court Hearing Set Over North Carolina 'Choose Life' Plates
Link to AP article:
34) Connected Vehicles Being Explored by University of New South Wales
Link to article in The Australian:
Link to further information: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/research/groups/networks/
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