Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Oregon Airport Drops Plan to Place Advertising on Control Tower

Link to article in the Mail Tribune:

2) NextGen Test Bed in Daytona Beach, Florida Helps Craft the Future of Flight

Link to story on WMFE Radio:

3) Cockpit Software Helps Pilots Land in Bad Weather

Link to video on SmartPlanet:


4) Bike Billboards Not Allowed in Port Moody, British Columbia

Link to article in The Now:


5) Say What? The Importance of Effective Communication in Engineering

Link to article in the Journal of Minerals, Metals and Materials Society:

6) News from ERTICO - ITS Europe

- Interview with Josef A. Czako, Vice President International Business Development, Kapsch TrafficCom

- Interview with Thomas Kusche, Senior Editor of Westdeutscher Radfunk and Treasurer of the Traveller Information Services Association


7) Allahabad Traffic Department Playing Audio at Busy Intersections to Educate Drivers

Link to article in The Times of India:


8) Suppliers of Dispatching Technology and Services Factor PTC, Next-Level Efficiencies into the Planning Mix

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


9) Mississippi River Bridges to Get High-Tech Improvements to Help Both Vehicle and Barge Traffic

Link to article on Arkansas News:

10) Articles from Nordic Road & Transport Research

- Variable Message Signs Reduce Travel Time but May Increase Crashes

- Electronic Regulatory Signs Do Not Affect Road Safety


11) Poll Shows Support for Banning Drivers from Using Cellphones

Link to article in The Hill:

Link to more information from SodaHead:


12) Montreal Hackathon Uses Data to Find Creative Solutions to City's Transportation Woes

Link to article in The Gazette:

13) Real-Time Bus Notification System Wins Grand Prize in FCC, Knight Foundation-Sponsored Contest

Link to blog from the Federal Communications Commission:

Link to


14) Indianapolis Unveils Plan to Handle Traffic During Super Bowl Lead-Up

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from the Indianapolis Host Committee:


15) Google Awarded US Patent for Driverless Car

Link to BBC News story:

News Releases

1) Colorado DOT Modifying Messages on Electronic Signs to Assist Truckers with Chain Law

Upcoming Events

ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo – February 12-16 – Tampa

Friday Bonus

I thought the Hess toy truck was pretty cool. When I grow up I want one of these!

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Pacific Electric Railway began service to Van Nuys, California on the San Fernando Line.


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