Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

Goodbye, November – Last Day of TCN Fundraiser

As I write this there are less than seven hours to go in November and this is the final time you'll see a fundraising request in the TCN until May 2012. Thank you to all who have contributed! It's very humbling to see you value these daily updates enough to support them financially. For those who would like to donate to the TCN there's still an opportunity to do so. Just scroll down for further information. With PayPal as an option, you can contribute even if you're located outside the US. Again, my thanks for all your support!


1) US Supreme Court to Hear HIV-Positive Pilot's Privacy Case

Link to story on NPR's Morning Edition:

2) Better Information Needed to Prevent Tarmac Delays

Link to AP article:

3) FAA Searching for Space-Based ADS-B Provider

Link to article on Flightglobal:

4) Indianapolis Airport to Replace Artwork with Video Wall

Link to article in The Indianapolis Star:

Link to news release from the Indianapolis Airport Authority:

5) Airport Advertising – Enough or Too Much?

Link to article in Airport Business:

6) Paris Airports Release New Real-Time Updates and App

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:

Link to Aéroports de Paris Live!: (in French)


7) Toll Cheaters Deterred by New Garden State Parkway Cameras, So Far

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


8) Crunch Time for GLONASS Navigation Satellite Constellation

Link to article on TheWhereBusiness:


9) How are Construction Equipment Manufacturers and Contractors Using Social Media and the Internet?

Link to column in Equipment World:

10) NYC 2.0: The Travelers

A look at new transportation technologies in New York City, including bike-sharing, parking app and a bus-tracking system.

Link to video on WNYE-TV:

11) iMobility Newsletter – November 2011

Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


12) Quake Warning System for US West Coast Nears Reality

Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:

13) innovITS ADVANCE Demonstrates Comprehensive eCall Test and Certification Capability

Link to article from ERTICO:

14) Somerset County, New Jersey Launches Distracted Driving Initiative

Link to story on WKXW Radio:


15) Why Telematics Needs Better Consumer Marketing

Link to article on Telematics Update:

16) Telematics and the Car-as-Service Model

Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) Behind the Scenes of Olympic Cities' High-Tech Transport Systems

Link to article on Mashable:

18) High-Tech Systems Planned to Monitor Traffic on South African Roads

Link to article from the Cape Argus:

19) Cranberry, Pennsylvania's High-Tech Center Keeps Traffic Flowing

Link to article on Cranberry Patch:

20) Articles from Public Service Review

- New Technology and Greater Communication and Flexibility Can Ease Burden on Transport Systems

- Role of Variable Message Signs Championed in Delivering Information to UK Road Users

- Inaccuracy Concerns at UK Real-Time Bus Shelter Displays Means Different ITS Solution Needed

- Profile: RouteMapper


21) Kia Tackles Infotainment and In-Car Safety Challenges

Link to podcast from Telematics Update:

News Releases

1) Inmarsat GX Partners with Gogo for Worldwide Aviation Connectivity Service

2) Port of Los Angeles Introduces CO2 Calculator to Assess Global Warming at Port Facilities

3) New York MTA Asks Public to Vote for Best App

4) New Jersey DOT Adds GPS Devices to Snow-Fighting Arsenal

TCN Donations

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The keel was laid for the HMHS Britannic. It was the largest ocean liner for the White Star Line and was the sister ship of the RMS Titanic.


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