Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 13, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

IBTTA: Delivering Real Solutions in 2012

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1) Kansas Congressman Unveils General Aviation Campaign

Link to article in The Wichita Eagle:

Link to America Flies:

2) Data Comm Will Fundamentally Change Air Traffic Control

Link to article in Aviation Week:

3) Chart Provider Shuts Down Citing FAA Changes

Link to article on AOPA Online:


4) Empowering Citizen Cartographers

Link to commentary in The New York Times:


5) LightSquared Cries Foul Over GPS Advisory Board

Link to Reuters article:

6) Daimler-Google Pact Set to Speed Up Mercedes Map Functionality

Link to article in automotiveIT International:


7) India, Japan to Cooperate in Infrastructure Sector, Including ITS

Link to article in Construction Week India:

Link to news release from the Government of India:

8) Sign Help on the Way for Motorists Going To, From Tampa International Airport

Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

9) California Lawmakers Spend Precious Time and Money Renaming Highways

Link to commentary in Reason Magazine:


10) Carmakers Promote Facebook While Driving as Regulators Try to Curb Texting

Link to Bloomberg article:

11) ROI an Issue for Fleet Telematics Users

Link to article in Fleet Owner:

12) Telematics: Making the Most of the App Opportunity, Part II

Link to article on Telematics Update:


13) Audit: Los Angeles Missed Out on $23.1 Million in Bus Stop Ad Revenue

Link to article in the Daily Breeze:

14) National Transit Communications Accessibility Survey

Link to further information via TheTransitWire:


15) Automakers Boost Safety Features

Lane-drift warnings, camera technology to become standard on many new vehicles.

Link to article in The Detroit News:

16) Seeking the Intelligent Car: The Auto Industry at CES

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

17) CES Turning Into Big Tech Auto Show

Link to article in GPS World:

18) Daimler's R&D Chief: Autonomous Driving Possible Soon

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

19) Autonomous Driving Traffic Jam Assistant Coming to Audi A8

Link to article on Motor Authority:

News Releases

1) Lizzie O'Leary Named CNN Aviation and Regulation Correspondent

2) MBTA + Boston Bikes Developers Challenge Announced

3) QNX Software Systems Wins Best of CES Award in Car Tech Category

4) Senior Driving Study Eyes Safer Roadways for All

5) Audi Showcases Infotainment Innovations at CES

6) As Winter Storms Hit, Operation Lifesaver Shares Five Travel Safety Tips

Job Postings

- Executive Director – Solano County Transit (SolTrans) – Vallejo, California

- Applications Specialist – Spokane Transit – Spokane, Washington

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Enhancing Expressway Operations Using Travel Time Performance Data – January 17

Friday Bonus

Two ways to interpret travel times.

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Jules Vedrines set a new world's aviation speed record, reaching 88 mph.

1982 **30th anniversary** Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14th Street bridge and the Potomac River just after taking off from Washington-National Airport. Seventy-eight people died in the disaster. On the same afternoon a Metro train crashed at the Smithsonian station killing three people.


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