Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Approves iPads in Cockpits, but Not for Passengers

Link to article in The New York Times:

2) FAA AeroNav Meeting: Radically Higher Prices for Digital Charting Proposed

Link to article on AVweb:

3) Cyprus Air Traffic Controllers to Strike Thursday

Link to article on the Famagusta Gazette:

4) In-Flight Dating? Using Social Media to Find a Seatmate

Link to article in USA Today:


5) Moscow Traffic Police Expect to Have All Traffic Cameras Working by Year End

Link to article on The Moscow News:


6) GPS Cruise Control Improves Fuel Economy

Link to article in The Telegraph:

Link to news release from Scania:


7) State Agencies Ask Utah Highway Patrol Association to Remove Crosses from Public Land

Link to article in the Deseret News:

8) News from ERTICO – ITS Europe

- ITS Toolkit Developed by the 2DECIDE Project Now Available

- Basque Country to Present Public Transport Information System: Euskaditransit

- ITS&S of the Czech Republic and Slovakia Present ITS Forum on 'Door-to-Door Seamless Mobility and Public Transportation Management'

9) Intertraffic World 2012 Showcase

Link to magazine:


10) California High-Speed Rail Going Without Statewide PR Contract

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


11) Cellphone Industry: Ban 'Manual Texting' but Not All Phones in Cars

Link to article in The Hill:

Link to statement from CTIA:

12) US Senate Panel Backs Ban on NHTSA Lobbying State and Local Officials

Link to article on


13) Transport for London Tests Travel Card Market

Link to article in The Guardian:


14) Ethernet for Vehicles Advances

Link to article in Design News:

News Releases

1) ITS America Signs Memorandum of Understanding with World Bank to Collaborate on Technology-Based Initiatives to Improve Transportation in Developing Nations

2) Tennessee DOT Commissioner Opens New Transportation Management Center in Chattanooga

3) Joint Statement from the US Departments of Defense and Transportation on LightSquared Testing

4) LAX is Facebook's Busiest Airport

5) Meeting with FMCSA Administrator and WTS of Atlanta Centered on Importance of Educating Public on Infrastructure Funding Situation

6) Navteq Traffic Pro Expands to All United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

7) TeleNav Announces World's First HTML5 Browser-Based, Voice-Guided, Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation Service

Upcoming Events

Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting – January 22-26 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary**

The South Pole was reached for the first time by a Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen.

Hans von Ohain, designer of the first operational jet engine, was born in Dessau, Germany.


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