Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Airlines Association Set to Rebrand
Air Transport Association to become Airlines for America.
Link to article in Politico:
2) At Airports, a Bigger Push to Sell Electronics
Link to article in The New York Times:
3) New Version of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans to Your Phone
Link to article in Wired:
Link to further information from Google:
4) New Age Navigation: Vessel Monitoring in Europe
Link to article on Public Service:
5) Feed Your Expiring Meters by Cellphone in San Francisco
Service will also send alerts when time is expiring.
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
6) New York City DOT Using Haiku to Promote Safety
Link to stories on WCBS-AM and WINS Radio:
7) Amtrak Tests E-ticketing on Downeaster Service
Link to article in USA Today:
8) Transportation Decisions Driven by Traffic Counts
Link to ADOT Blog from Arizona DOT:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Cellphone Emergency Call Service Failed Following East Coast Quake
Link to article on Nextgov:
10) Wi-Fi Platform Sends Lifesaving Data Between Ambulances, Hospitals
Link to article in Government Technology:
11) Three Tips for Raising the Visibility of Emergency Management
Link to article in Emergency Management:
12) Illinois' RTA Asks Transit Users: How's the Ride?
Agency says $500,000 survey is worth the cost.
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
13) ACLU Sues Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Over Refusal of Anti-Israel Bus Ad
Link to article on Ann Arbor.com:
Link to news release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan:
14) Bay Area Transit Officials Tout Clipper Card in New Campaign
Link to story on KCBS Radio:
15) Why 'Talking Buses' are Necessary
Link to commentary in Public Service Review:
16) How Open Data Could Make San Francisco Public Transportation Better
Link to blog in Fast Company:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
17) British Columbia's Park Royal Mall Adds Radio Station with Parking and Traffic Information
Link to article in North Shore Outlook:
18) New York State 511 Travel Information Service – Development and Documentation
Link to report from New York State DOT:
19) London Streets Traffic Control Centre: Keeping London Moving 24/7
Link to video from Transport for London:
20) Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks 'Choose Life' License Plate in North Carolina
Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:
21) Siri Hacked to Start and Stop Car Engine
Link to story on MSNBC:
22) US DOT Releases Final Report on Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Program
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:
23) National Center for Atmospheric Research Scientists Work to Glean Weather Data from Cars
Link to article in the Boulder Daily Camera:
Story #9 in yesterday's TCN was about a GPS jamming device. The article from Nextgov said the jammer had a range of 500 to 1,000 miles. Reading the ad for the device, it appears the range is actually 500 to 1,000 meters. My apologies for the mistake.
- Request for Information – Traffic Data and Analysis for National Performance Measurement, System Planning and Transportation Research – Federal Highway Administration
ITS America Webinar: Connected Vehicle Technology Scan and Assessment – Fourth Generation Wireless Infrastructure – Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced and Heterogenous Networks (HetNets) – December 14
Today in Transportation History
1961 **50th anniversary** Enos became the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth.
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