Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Future of Air Traffic Control Takes Shape at New Daytona Beach, Florida Center
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:
2) Bicycle Navigation Systems Hit the Streets
Link to AFP article:
3) E-ZPass, ATI, IBTTA Commit to Work Together for National Interoperability
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:
4) Maryland Transportation Authority Doesn't Tell Toll Violators They Can Appeal in Court
Link to story on WBAL-TV:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) TomTom in Navigation-Systems Deal with GM Europe
Link to article on MarketWatch:
6) Trip-Tracking via Smartphone: A Cool Way to Engage High School Students
Link to article in the Berkeley Transportation Letter:
7) New York City DOT to Roll Out Smart Parking Tech in 2012
Link to blog on Streetsblog New York City:
8) Washington State HOV-Lane Violators: Someone is Watching
Drivers call HERO hotline to report violations.
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
9) Vehicle Movement-Tracking Devices Have Privacy Experts Concerned
Link to story on KMOV-TV:
10) Oregon's TriMet Investigating Two Operators After 'Not Releasable' Video of Light Rail Crash Shows Up on YouTube
Link to article and video in The Oregonian:
11) Spokane Transit Authority Issues Apology for Bus Incident
Driver kicked trio off for talking about sexual orientation.
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:
12) 9/11 Memorial Leaves Its Mark on the Subway, All Rights Reserved
Link to article in The New York Times:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
13) Electronic Traffic Signs Hit Downtown Austin, Texas Streets
Link to story on KUT Radio:
Link to news release from the Austin Transportation Department:
14) The Regional Concept for Transportation Operations: A Practitioner's Guide
Link to publication from FHWA:
- Call for Papers – 2012 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium
Tropical Storm Irene and Vermont's Transportation System: A Look Back and a Look Forward – November 16 – Burlington, Vermont
Today in Transportation History
1861 **150th anniversary** The USS San Jacinto stopped a British steamer, the RMS Trent, and removed two Confederate diplomats en route to Britain. The event, known as the Trent Affair, threatened to bring the US and Britain to war during the US Civil War.
1961 **50th anniversary** An Imperial Airlines plane carrying US Army recruits crashed near Richmond, Virginia. Only two people aboard the flight survived.
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