Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Announces Flight Diversion Initiatives

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

Link to article in Airport Magazine:


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:


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

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

4) Mobile Technology Ban Could Hinder Fleet Efficiency Movement

Link to blog on SmartPlanet:


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

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

6) In China, OnStar System Drives GM Sales

Link to article in The Detroit News:


7) Boston T Eyes Ad Revenue from Charlie Cards

Link to article in the Boston Herald:

8) Confusion, but Calm, During DC Metrorail Disruption

Link to column in The Washington Post:


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:

10) Illinois DOT Unveils Website with Peoria Traffic Information

Link to article in the Journal Star:

Link to Getting Around Peoria:

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

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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.


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