Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, December 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Changing to a Management and Operations Culture - The Road Ahead by Phil Tarnoff
For many years, members of the ITS and management and operations communities, have agonized over the failure of the general public and their elected officials to recognize the importance of our field. I am pleased to announce the completion of a book titled The Road Ahead that addresses this shortcoming. It is written for those inside and outside of the transportation profession, to spread the word that new construction is not the only solution to the Nation’s increasing congestion problems. Reviews of this new publication have been gratifying, indicating that "a book of this type is long overdue." The contents of The Road Ahead are captured by its subtitle: "Why Are We Driving 21st Century Cars on 20th Century Roads with 19th Century Thinking?"
1) China Eastern Airlines to Improve Pilots' English After Safety Breach
Link to story from BBC News:
2) The World's Best Airport?
Some interesting communication features make Singapore's Changi International Airport notable.
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:
3) Manassas, Virginia Airport Wants to Spread the Word About Its Services
Link to article in The Washington Post:
4) Lessons Learned During My iPad Year
Link to article in General Aviation News:
5) Dutch to Install Cameras at Busy Border Crossings
Link to AP article:
6) How Common Protocols for Automatic Number Plate Recognition Can Enhance Local Agency Cooperation and Reduce Costs
Link to article in World Highways:
7) Oregon, Montana, Utah and Colorado Partner to Share GIS Data in the Cloud
Link to article in Government Technology:
GPS / NAVIGATION
8) Nokia Tweaks Bluetooth for Indoor Navigation
Link to article in EE Times:
9) Trials Prove GPS Technology Helps Habitats and Fisherman
Link to article on Fishnewseu.com:
Link to news release from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:
10) Lack of Standards Threatens Digital Signage Market, Says ITU
Link to article on iTWire:
Link to news release from the International Telecommunication Union:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
11) Mayor of Galway, Ireland Launches Forum to Promote Engagement on City Transport
Link to article in the Galway Advertiser:
12) Operation Lifesaver Keeps Arizona Off-Tracks
Link to interview on Arizona Public Media's Arizona Illustrated:
SAFETY / SECURITY
13) Predicting a Red-Light Runner? MIT Has an Algorithm for That
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to further information from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
14) Telematics Drives Big Savings on Commercial Auto Insurance
Link to article in Business Fleet:
15) BART Limits Cellphone Service Blackouts
Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:
Link to news release from Bay Area Rapid Transit:
16) King County, Washington Bars 'Buy American' Ads on Metro Buses
Link to article in The Seattle Times:
17) New York MTA Project Makes Subway Navigation Easier for Hard of Hearing
Link to story on NY1:
18) Wireless Technology Blooms Los Angeles Poet's Words on Buses
Link to blog on KCET-TV:
Link to further information from Out the Window:
19) California Light-Rail Bridge Will Feature Wiring to Detect Earthquake Damage
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:
20) Google Transit Data Tool for Small Transit Agencies
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
21) New Mexico DOT Keeping a Watchful Eye on Road Conditions from Command Center
Link to story on KOB-TV:
22) South Carolina DMV System Will Let Customers Check Wait Times Online
Link to story on WSPA-TV:
- Request for Information – Commuter Rail Mobile Ticketing Solutions – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Webinar: Find Out How AirTran Airways Has Increased the ROI of Their Notification System – December 7
Today in Transportation History
1866 **145th anniversary** The John A. Roebling Suspension bridge, originally called the Covington and Cincinnati Bridge, was opened to pedestrians.
1961 **50th anniversary** Britannia Airways was established as Euravia (London).
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