Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



1) Airspace Over New York City's Zuccotti Park was Never Closed

Misreporting and misunderstanding of the press' right-to-fly.

Link to article in the Columbia Journalism Review:


2) Navigation Systems Generate Customer Frustration, J.D. Power Says

Link to article in Automotive News:

Link to news release from J.D. Power and Associates:


3) Fury as Transport Scotland Releases Heavily Censored Tram Files

Link to article in the Edinburgh Evening News:


4) Telematics and Digital Displays: The Case for Context-Aware Human-Machine Interfaces

Link to article on Telematics Update:


5) New Phone App Gives Drivers Access to Florida DOT Traffic Cameras

Link to article in The Palm Beach Post:


6) BMW's New Driverless Car Still a Decade Away

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

News Releases

1) Manitoba Announces Launch of 511

2) US Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Final Rule that Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use by Drivers of Buses and Large Trucks

3) American Trucking Associations Applauds Final Rule Banning Handheld Cellphone Use by Truck Drivers

4) Tulsa International Airport Installs Video Phone for Hearing Impaired

5) Illinois DOT Unveils Life-Saving Yellow Dot Program

6) Delta Introduces Mobile Baggage Tracking

7) American Airlines Offers Free Wi-Fi In-Flight Shopping Sessions

8) NHTSA Using Billboards to Fight Texting While Driving

9) New Data Show that Telematics is Improving Road Safety

10) Industrial Technology Research Institute Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** A railroad bridge collapsed in France while a train was passing over. Thirty passengers drowned.


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