Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 13, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Bill Would Require Passenger Help at Airports

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from Senator Charles Schumer:

2) FAA Bill Requires Preservation and Sharing of Vintage Aircraft Data

Link to article on AvStop.Com:

3) Amsterdam Airport Deploys Real-Time Network Monitoring

Link to article on ComputerworldUK:

4) FAA Approval Paves the Way for Commercial Aircraft to Exchange Data with ATC Over HF Radio

Link to article in Military & Aerospace Electronics:


5) University of South Florida Study Slams Traffic Cameras

Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

Link to article in the Florida Public Health Review:


6) Port Metro Vancouver Using GPS to Improve Truck Efficiency

Link to article in Truck News:

Link to news release:

7) ByteLight Believes Combining LEDs and Smartphone Apps Will Offer Precise Indoor Location Data

Link to article in Technology Review:


8) Singapore, European Commission Sign MOU for ITS Cooperation

Link to article on AsiaOne:

Link to news release from the Singapore Ministry of Transport:


9) Closing the Bay Bridge? California DOT has an App for That

Caltrans asking residents to spread the word on blogs, websites and Facebook pages.

Link to article in The Bay Citizen:

10) Twitter Talk: Three Things 'Fake' Bridges Teach Us About Public Engagement

Link to Talking Transportation:


11) Metrolink Pushing Forward with System Designed to Prevent Crashes

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

Link to video from Metrolink:


12) US Coast Guard Needs to Improve Use and Management of Interagency Operations Centers

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

13) First Edition of HeERO Newsletter Published

Link to newsletter:


14) Zurich Risk Engineering: 'In-Vehicle Driver Behavior Technology is a Fundamental Component'

Link to article on Telematics Update:

15) Getting Familiar with Cadillac's Cue

Link to blog in The New York Times:

Link to more information from Cadillac:


16) Backers Hope Escondido, California Transit Center Kiosk Will Boost Local Business

Link to article in the North County Times:

17) Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

A number of transit agencies play classical music to deter criminal activity.

Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

18) iBART is an Essential Riders' Guide

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Link to iBART app:

19) Articles from Mass Transit – February 2012

- The Technology Treadmill

- Digital Signage Takes a Ride

- Strict Narrowbanding Deadline Less than a Year Away

- When Should a Transit Agency Start to Worry About Its Technology Infrastructure?

- What Social Media Success Story Do You Have to Share with Others?


20) Institutional Architectures to Improve Systems Operations and Management

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


21) Arizona Lawmakers Mull Virtual Driver's Licenses, Driverless Cars

Link to Capitol Media Services article:

News Releases

1) Fly Through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel with Nexpress Toll and Delta Skymiles

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Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** The hulk of the USS Maine was raised from Havana Harbor.


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