Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) On the Exterior of Jetliners, a Parade of Plain Vanilla

Link to article from The New York Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017100533_airlinedesigns27.html

2) Airfares with Less Fine Print

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/business/airfares-in-ads-soon-must-include-taxes-and-fees.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

3) States Getting the Message on Texting Laws

Link to article in Politico:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70875.html

TRANSIT

4) Using ITS to Make Bus Travel Reliable in India

Link to article in the Business Standard:

http://business-standard.com/india/news/using-its-to-make-bus-travel-reliable/460003/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

5) Traffic Management System Set Up in Yerevan, Armenia’s Streets

Link to article on PanArmenia.net:

http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/87702/

6) Brazil’s MapLink Provides Real-Time Traffic Info for Mobiles

Link to article in Telecompaper:

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/brazils-maplink-provides-real-time-traffic-info-for-mobiles

News Releases

1) Masareak from Quwic Recognized for Innovations in Traffic Management

Upcoming Events

Talking Freight Seminar: Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) – January 18

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/news/news_detail.asp?ID=782

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which crosses the Potomac River and connects Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, was opened to traffic on the 105th anniversary of Wilson's birth. The widow of President Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, died the same day.

http://www.wilsonbridge.com/index.php/about-us/scope-of-work/project-history/wwb-origins-1958-2000

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