Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) FAA Announces Flight Diversion Initiatives

Steps to improve communication among controllers, airport operators and airlines.

Link to article in Airport Magazine:

http://www.aviationnews.net/?do=headline&news_ID=200002

ROADWAYS

2) New York State DOT Electronic Signs Bring Staten Island Motorist Sometimes Dubious Messages at Great Expense

Link to editorial in the Staten Island Advance:

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/ny_state_dot_signs_bring_state.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

3) First Rail, Ocean Carriers Share Manifest Data with US Customs

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

http://www.joc.com/customs/first-rail-ocean-carriers-share-manifest-data-customs

4) Mobile Technology Ban Could Hinder Fleet Efficiency Movement

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/mobile-technology-ban-could-hinder-fleet-efficiency-movement/20716

TELEMATICS

5) Auto Insurers in Europe May Use Black Box Technology to Set Rates

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/new-cars/auto-news/auto-insurers-in-europe-may-use-black-box-technology-to-set-rates/article2278789/

6) In China, OnStar System Drives GM Sales

Link to article in The Detroit News:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20111221/AUTO01/112210318/1148/auto01/In-China-OnStar-system-drives-GM-sales

TRANSIT

7) Boston T Eyes Ad Revenue from Charlie Cards

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

http://bostonherald.com/business/media/view/2011_1221t_eyes_ad_revenue_from_charlie_cards

8) Confusion, but Calm, During DC Metrorail Disruption

Link to column in The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/post/confusion-but-calm-during-metrorail-disruption/2011/12/20/gIQAYyhU7O_blog.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) Outdoor Advertising Industry Close to Agreement with Georgia DOT to Carry Messages About Snow, Ice, Flooding, Detours

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

http://www.ajc.com/news/electronic-billboards-in-georgia-1266622.html

10) Illinois DOT Unveils Website with Peoria Traffic Information

Link to article in the Journal Star:

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x435681080/Birds-eye-view-now-available-to-public-with-online-IDOT-cameras

Link to Getting Around Peoria: http://www.gettingaroundpeoria.com

News Releases

1) UK Department for Transport Takes Steps to Keep Trucks on the Right Road

2) Rhode Island DOT Expanding Travel Time Information to Include I-195

3) ARINC Partners with UK’s Amor Group to Offer Automated Wait Time Technology for North American Airports

4) ARINC Adds Way-Finding and Bar Code Reading to Its microFIDS Flight Information Solution for Airport Concessionaires

5) Navteq to Power Garmin Devices with Real-Time Traffic Through HD Radio Technology

Upcoming Events

Urban Transportation Summit – March 6-7 – Toronto

http://www.urbantransportation.ca

Today in Transportation History

2001 **10th anniversary** British police seized the MV Nisha in the English Channel after receiving reports it may have carried terrorist material. The reports proved false.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/21/newsid_2539000/2539557.stm

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