Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 6, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US House Passes Four-Year Aviation Program Blueprint Accelerating Air Traffic Modernization

Link to AP article:

Link to H.R. 658:

2) Serbia, Montenegro Sign Air Traffic Agreement

Link to Tanjug article:

3) Going Mobile: Travel's Eventual High-Tech Future

Link to Reuters article:

Link to report from Amadeus:

4) Aviation Engineer's Lifelong Work has Saved Thousands of Lives

Link to article in The Seattle Times:

Link to additional information from Honeywell:

5) Voice and Video Calls via Wi-Fi from 30,000 Feet?

Much depends on airline and public opinion, not safety.

Link to article in Computerworld:


6) Victoria Speed Camera Watchdog Wants Cash Cow Cameras Identified and Removed

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


7) New York City Cabbies Fight GPS Tracking

Link to Courthouse News Service article:


8) Video Highlights Challenges and Dangers for Marine Traffic in Port of New York and New Jersey

Link to column in The Star-Ledger:

Link to video:


9) Experts to Discuss Smart Transport System in Qatar

Link to article in the Gulf Times:

Link to additional information from ETSI:

10) Social Media a Part of Fairfield County, Connecticut's Transportation Network

Link to article on Westport Patch:


11) Crosswalk Technology Aims to Save Lives in Blacksburg, Virginia

Link to story on WSLS-TV:


12) Brazil Wants Twitter to Close Accounts that Warn of Traffic Controls

Link to article on TNW:

Link to article in O Povo:,2779526/acao-na-justica-de-goias-quer-o-fim-de-contas-no-twitter-que-alertam-sobre-blitz.shtml (in Portuguese)


13) French Railroad Hands Over WWII-Era Archives

Link to Jewish Telegraphic Agency article:


14) Consulting Virginia Commuters on I-66 Needs

Link to article in The Washington Post:

15) Confusion Continues Over Federal Rules on Updating Traffic Signs

Link to article in The Record:


16) SEPTA Opens Center to Teach Handicapped to Ride

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Link to additional information:

17) A Smartphone Can be a Ticket to Ride

Link to article in The New York Times:


18) 511 Travel Information Plan in Works for Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California

Link to article in The Herald:

Link to additional information from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County: (page 3)

19) Indian Government to Fund Project Reports for Intelligent Transport System

Link to article in The Hindu:

20) India: 'Traffic Woes Need Smart Solutions'

Link to article in Daily News & Analysis:

21) Manila Agency Eyes Cheaper Way to Monitor Traffic

Link to article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

22) Urbanflow: A City's Information, Visualized in Real-Time

Link to article in Fast Company:

Link to additional information on Urbanflow Helsinki:


23) Mobileye's Advanced Driver Assistance System Helps Avoid Collisions

Link to article on Israel 21c:

News Releases

1) Statewide Public Safety Broadband Network Will Improve Communication in New Hampshire

2) San Jose State University Receives NASA Grant to Enhance Safety and Efficiency of Air and Space Travel

3) Global Benchmark on Real-Time Traffic Information Services

4) Smartphone Concepts and Apps to Create New Revenue Streams for European Vehicle Manufacturers, Finds Frost & Sullivan


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

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Today in Transportation History

1862 **150th anniversary** US Navy gunboats captured Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. The battle was the first important victory for Union forces during the American Civil War.


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