Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 2, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Government Seeks Disclosure of Airline Fees

Carriers oppose breaking down what they charge travelers.

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


2) Eugene, Oregon Bike Traffic-Light Shows Mixed Success Rate

Link to story on KEZI-TV:

Link to news release:


3) More than 10,000 Answer Pennsylvania Turnpike Survey

Link to article in the Daily American:,0,3374214.story


4) New York MTA's Online Auctions Not Cutting Edge

Link to article in The New York Times:

5) Transport for London Commits to Stopping Stigma Associated with Mental Health in Workplace

Link to article in HR:

6) New TV Show Follows the Life of Singing Car Journalist

Link to article in Forbes:

7) SunGuide Disseminator – December 2011

Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:


8) Moscow Police Start High-Tech Parking Patrols

Link to article on The Moscow News:


9) New Orleans Traffic Camera Scofflaw Names Cannot be Secret, Newspaper Says in Appeal

Link to article in The Times-Picayune:

10) Is Transportation Funding Fundamentally a PR Problem? Five Ex-US DOT Chiefs Discuss

Link to Streetsblog Capitol Hill:


11) Michigan DOT Outfitting Dangerous Metro Detroit Highways with New 'Curve Warning Systems'

Link to article on MLive:

12) Deadline Extended to December 16 for the 2011 Traffic Signal Operations Self-Assessment Survey

Link to further information from the National Transportation Operations Coalition:


13) Seattle Metro Relents on 'Buy American' Bus Ads

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

14) Denver RTD Holds Town Hall Meetings via Telephone

Link to article in Metro:


15) Inside the Sandy Springs, Georgia Traffic Management Center

Link to article on Sandy Springs Patch:


16) Vehicle Radio/Audio Trends for the Holidays

Link to article in Radio World:

News Releases

1) FAA Announces Changes to the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) Program

2) Real-Time Digital Bus Information Proves a Hit with Londoners

3) GEWI Makes News with Connected Vehicle Demo

4) FHWA Cuts Red Tape, Frees State DOTs to Deploy Innovative Solutions

5) Canada Proposes Planes Carrying Six or More Passengers be Equipped with Terrain Awareness and Warning System

6) New iPhone App Takes Guesswork Out of Miami-Dade Transit Planning and Information

7) Efkon Wins International Web Award

8) Advanced Passenger Information and Display System Comes to Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor

9) Operation Lifesaver Offers Polar Express Holiday Safety Lesson

10) ALK Technologies Announces Worldwide Enterprise Solutions Group to Enhance Focus on the Global Transportation and Logistics Market

11) Los Angeles DOT Transit Information Now Available on Google Maps

12) US DOT ITS Joint Program Office Staff Recognized at RITA Awards Ceremony

13) Wisconsin 511 Travel Information System Approaches Milestone

14) Utah DOT Releases Traffic App

15) Photo Tolling on Tacoma Narrows Bridge Begins December 3

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Introducing Proxim ITS Solutions – December 6

Friday Bonus

It's that time of year when thoughts turn to holiday gift buying. This column might give you a few ideas to put on your own wish list.,0,7652428.column

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Australasian Antarctic Expedition departed Macquarie Island en route to explore Antarctica.


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