Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Hours-Long Tarmac Delays Pose Image Problem for Connecticut Airport

Link to AP article:

2) Aviation Reporting 101: What is and What is Not a Story

Link to blog on

3) Next Generation Air Transportation System: Linking Test Facilities Can Help Leverage Resources and Improve Technology Transfer Efforts

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


4) Transport for London Seeks £60 Million CCTV Deal

Link to article in The Guardian:


5) Mobile Communications: Managing Supply Chains on the Go

Link to article in Inbound Logistics:


6) Dulles Rail Board Promises More Transparency

Link to article in The Examiner:

7) Leveraging Traffic Data to Improve Fleet Operations

Link to article in Fleet Owner:

8) National Sleep Foundation Raises Awareness About Traffic Safety with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2011

Link to article in The Times Herald:

9) Slow the Media's Rush to Judgment on HOT Lane Startups

Link to commentary on TOLLROADSnews:

10) DC Police Chief Defends Police Radio Encryption

Media say decision limits their ability to report traffic and other news.

Link to blog on DCist:


11) New Rail-Booking System Integrates Multiple Rail Connections in Europe and North America

Link to article on EarthTechling:

Link to news release from SilverCore:


12) Florida Roads Go by Many Names – Too Many, Some Say

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:


13) Ford to Upgrade MyFord Touch After Taking Heat

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from Ford:

14) Will 'Freemium' Work for Telematics Apps?

Link to article on Telematics Update:

15) Apple's App Store as a Model for Telematics

Link to article on Telematics Update:

16) MyDrive: The One-Second Data Doctrine

Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) DC Metro Radio System Plagued with Dead Zones, Problems

Link to article in The Examiner:

18) Police and Other Agencies are Using Myki as a Big Brother-Style Tool to Track Victorians

Link to article in the Herald Sun:

19) Encryption for Transit Cards Hacked on the Cheap

Link to article in New Scientist:


20) Chicago Testing Traffic Tracker Website

System uses GPS on CTA buses to map congestion along arterial streets.

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,5227590.column

Link to site:

21) Frustration at Lack of Notification from Massachusetts Traffic Notification System

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

22) Matchbin Expands with Acquisition of Navteq Media Solution's Radio and Television Group

Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

23) Helping Commuters Drives Atlanta Traffic Reporter Mark Arum

Link to article on TVNewsCheck:

24) Local Radio Goes Local for M5 Incident

Link to article on Radio Today:

25) Road Traffic Drives Web Traffic at

Link to article on NetNewsCheck:

26) Behind the Scenes at Derby's Urban Traffic Management Center

Link to slideshow from BBC News:

27) Traffic Responsive Operations Reduce Delays During Seattle Viaduct Shutdown and Beyond

Link to blog from the Seattle Department of Transportation:

28) Strategic Highway Research Program Project Brief: Improving Travel Time Reliability

Link to further information from the Transportation Research Board:

News Releases

1) Imtech: Intelligent Traffic Technology Leads to Improved Traffic Management in Europe

2) Ryder Launches New Online Newsroom

3) Telogis Acquires Insurance Telematics and Fleet Management Business from UTC Fire & Security

Job Postings

- General Manager – First Transit – Zanesville, Ohio

- Program Coordinator-Paratransit – Valley Metro RPTA – Phoenix, Arizona

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning? There's an App for That – November 10

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The MV Union Reliance collided with the MS Berean in the Houston Ship Channel. Twelve people aboard the Berean died.


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