Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Round Two for Controller-Pilot Datalink as FAA Contract Award Looms

Link to article in Flight International:

2) Collier County, Florida Commissioners Vote to Keep Airport Security Plans Secret

Link to article in the Naples Daily News:

3) India to Extend Advanced Aviation Meteorological Support for 46 More Airports

Link to article in The Times of India:

4) At Singapore Airport, iPad-Toting Team Eases Fliers' Frustrations

Link to column in USA Today:

Link to further information from Changi Airport:


5) Cameras to Aid Super Bowl Traffic, Security

Link to story on WTHR-TV:


6) Texas DOT Uses Video Summary Reports to Share Best Practices and Research Results

Link to article in Texas Transportation Researcher:


7) Vancouver, British Columbia Eyes High-Tech Parking

Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:

8) Putting a Face on Automated Parking at Portland, Oregon International Airport

Link to article in Airport Improvement:


9) Building Your Brand Tweet by Tweet

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) European Commission Promotes Interoperability and Competitiveness of Railways

Link to Focus Information Agency article:


11) New North Carolina Rule Allows Cutting More Trees to Improve Billboard Views

Link to article in The News & Observer:


12) Google Now Posting Emergency Alerts via Google Maps

Link to CNET News article:

Link to Google Public Alerts:

13) Texas Transportation Institute's Visibility Research Lab Puts Safety in the Spotlight Worldwide

Link to article in Texas Transportation Researcher:


14) Transport for London to Announce Tube Wi-Fi Provider this Spring

Link to article on TechWeekEurope UK:

15) Frequency and Real-Time Info Help Transit Riders Most

Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:

16) Could Twitter Help Us Create Smarter Transit Routes?

Link to infographic on Co.Design:

Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


17) 2012 Traveler Information Survey

Link to further information from Sensys Networks:


18) NHTSA Chief Denies Sitting on Chevy Volt Warnings in Heated Hearing

Link to story on Fox News:

Link to news release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

News Releases

1) Xerox Retires the ACS Handle: A Texas Name Rides Into the Sunset

2) Metro Transit in Oklahoma City Chooses Mentor Engineering to Provide State-of-the-Art Transit ITS Solution

3) Cooperative Traffic System Developed for Challenging Climate Conditions in Finland

4) Governors Highway Safety Association Hires National Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager

5) Delaware River and Bay Authority Re-launches The Traveler

6) RouteMatch Software Announces Statewide ITS Contract with Nebraska Department of Roads

7) Telvent Heads Up Madrid's Traffic Light Management and Maintenance

8) Virginia Governor Announces New Online Web Tool that Tracks Snowplow Progress in Neighborhoods

Job Postings

- Division Chief of the Aviation Human Factors Division – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

- Community Planners – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts


- Request for Information Pre-Announcement – Road Usage Charge Pilot Program – Oregon Department of Transportation

Upcoming Events

4th ETSI Workshop in Intelligent Transport Systems – February 7-9 – Doha, Qatar

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** German aviator Karl Grulich set a new aviation endurance record by flying one hour and 35 minutes with three passengers.


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