Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 23, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

1) Airlines Fear New Disclosure Rule Will Give Passengers Wrong Impression
Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:

2) Columbia’s Farc Rebels Destroy Radar Station
Link to BBC News story:

3) After Six Years, No Park, No Jobs at NextGen Facility in New Jersey
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:


4) Lee County, Florida Promotes Bicycle Safety with Stickers on County Vehicles
Link to article in Government Fleet:
Link to article in Fleet Focus: (page 4)


5) Houston Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with ATS Over Red-Light Cameras
Link to story on KHOU-TV:


6) US Supreme Court: Warrants Needed in GPS Tracking
Link to article in The Washington Post:

7) Largest Solar Storm in Seven Years Could Disrupt GPS Signals, Power Grid
Link to article in Government Computer News:


8) Intelligent Transportation Systems and Vehicle-Highway Automation 2011
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


9) Virginia Governor Proposes Road and Bridge Naming Rights as a Source of Transportation Money
Link to article in The Washington Post:


10) Montreal Buses Switch Signs from ‘Out of Service’ to ‘In Transit’
Link to article in The Gazette:


11) Virginia Governor Seeks Private Sector Input on Transportation Operations Centers
Link to article on Bacon’s Rebellion:
Link to news release from the Virginia Governor’s Office:

12) SigAlert: Celebrating the Messenger of Traffic Alerts
Link to story on KNTV-TV:

13) Communicating Winter Weather and Transportation Misery
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

News Releases
AirSage Announces New Partners at TRB for Real-Time and Historic Traffic Data
2) Delcan Chooses TomTom for Traffic Data Analysis in New York City
3) TomTom Wins Exclusive Deal to Deliver Real-Time Traffic Information to British Automobile Association Website
4) Airlines and Airports Step a Little Closer to Near Field Communications
5) High-Tech Traffic Technology to Help Copenhagen Become CO2 Neutral
6) New York MTA Bus Time Set to Expand to the Bronx

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Today in Transportation History
1962 **50th anniversary** Thomas Townsend Brown was granted a patent for an electrokinetic transducer. It used an electric field to allow an aircraft to overcome gravity.

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