Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 30, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Spirit Airlines Flouts Unwritten Washington Rule by Badmouthing Regulator

Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Southwest Gets Low Marks for Communications About AirTran Leaving Sarasota-Bradenton Airport

Link to column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:


3) Bicycle Dealer Airs Monthly Show on Colorado Radio Station

Link to article in Bicycle Retailer:


4) More Warning for Mobile Speed Cameras in New South Wales

Link to article on ninemsn:


5) Dublin to Host Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems

Link to article in The Irish Times:

6) ITS Bulgaria Holds Roundtable on ITS Directive and eCall

Link to article from ERTICO:


7) Providence, Rhode Island Being Profiled on TV's Parking Wars

Link to story on WPRI-TV:

Link to further information on Parking Wars:


8) How a Tourism Board Made Its Visitor Center Look and Feel Like an Apple Store

Link to article on Tnooz:

Link to further information from Visit Manchester:

9) Travelomy Brings Geo-location and Real-Time Updates to Travel Guides

Link to article on Tnooz:

Link to Travelomy:


10) University of Iowa Officials: Real-Time Bus Monitors Increase Ridership

Link to article in The Daily Iowan:

Link to Bongo:

11) Paris Commuters to Get Travel Passes that Work with NFC Phones

Link to article on NFC World:

Link to news release from STIF: (in French)

12) DC Metro Apologizes for Power and Communications Failure

Link to story on WUSA-TV:


13) New Hampshire Police, Transportation Officials Get the Word Out

Link to article in the Eagle-Tribune:

14) Virginia to Revamp Transportation Operations Centers

Link to article in Government Technology:

15) Transport for London Launches Live Traffic Website and Twitter Feed

Link to BBC News story:

Link to news release:

Link to site:

Link to Twitter feed:!/tfltrafficnews

16) London 2012: Campaign Seeks to Cut Commuter Numbers During Games

Link to article in The Guardian:

17) Delhi Traffic Police Restart Updates on Mobiles

Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


18) Hacking Seen as Rising Risk with Car Electronics

Link to Bloomberg article:


Story #8 in Friday's TCN should have read "Ada County, Idaho," not Iowa.

Ada County, Idaho Eyes 'Smarter Signals,' Better Black Ice Detection and Other Advances for Transportation Future

Link to story on KIVI-TV:

News Releases

1) Minnesota State Patrol, MnDOT Provide Easier Access to Information During Winter Storms

2) Consilium and Orange Launch Current at Sea, a Paperless Maritime Navigation and Communication Solution

3) 'System Status' Gives Riders Real-Time Snapshot of SEPTA Service

4) Senators Feinstein, Boxer Call for Review of Positive Train Control Technology

5) Mumbai´s Traffic Centralization Project Receives Best ITS Project Award from Urban Mobility India 2011

6) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Corporation to Begin Smart Community System Demonstration Project in Spain

7) Ruggedcom Board Agrees to C$33.00 per Share Cash Offer from Siemens

8) Arizona Adopts National Road Signage Standards

9) New York MTA Releases First-Ever Late Night Map

10) Yandex to Use Navteq Maps

Job Postings

- Team Leader for FHWA Human Factors Research – Federal Highway Administration – McLean, Virginia

- Transportation Systems Analyst – Center for Automotive Research – Ann Arbor, Michigan

- Information Technology Specialist – Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority – Birmingham, Alabama

- Section Director, Electronic Fare Program – Metropolitan Transportation Commission – Oakland, California

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Today in Transportation History

1862 **150th anniversary** The USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship built for the US Navy, was launched in Brooklyn, New York.


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