Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Frankfurt Air Traffic Controllers Strike Extended

Link to AFP article:

2) Bengaluru International Airport to Up Security with Over 700 CCTVs

Link to article in The Hindu:

3) Texas Airports Banding Together in New Group

Link to blog in The Dallas Morning News:

Link to news release:

4) Management Challenges Associated with Program Costs and Schedules Could Hinder NextGen Implementation

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


5) In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

The entire fleet will be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block bus lanes.

Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


6) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Adding Toll Evader 'Hall of Shame' to Its Website

Link to article in the New York Post:


7) India Will Benefit from GLONASS

Link to article on Russia & India Report:


8) Smartphone App Helps People with Disabilities Get Around London

Link to BBC News story:

Link to London Access:

9) Massachusetts Warning Signs Rejected by New Hampshire House

Link to AP article:


10) Tampa Driver's Ed Students Get Real Life Perspective

Link to story on Bay News 9:


11) Amtrak Rolls Into the Information Age

Link to blog on Smart Planet:


12) Street Bump: An App That Automatically Tells the City When You Drive Over Potholes

Link to article on Co.Exist:

Link to more information from the City of Boston:


13) US Congress Set to Approve National Radio Network for Police, Firefighters and Other First Responders

Link to article in the Daily News:


14) Portland, Maine Metro Board Approves Budget, Tech Upgrades

Link to article in The Portland Daily Sun:

15) Sometimes, Less is More from Trip-Planning Tools

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:

16) Researchers Seek Feedback on Accessible Transit Communications

Link to further information on TheTransitWire:


17) Rhode Island DOT Tries to Make Commute Go Smoothly

Link to story on WJAR-TV:

18) $35 Million Massachusetts Highway Cameras: Cost vs. Benefit

Link to story on WWLP-TV:

19) For DC Area Commuters, Websites Attempt to Curb Awful Commutes When Nature Strikes

Link to article in the Gazette:

Link to Capital Region Updates:

Link to Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination:


20) Curb the Car Dashboard Technology, US DOT Asks

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from US DOT:

Link to blog from Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood:

News Releases

1) Tennessee Safety Partners Sign Plan to Avoid Long-Term Highway Closures

2) Boingo to Manage and Operate Wi-Fi at 10 Airports in Portugal

3) Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to Open Cellphone Lot

4) University of Wyoming Professors' Research Helps Keep Wyoming Roads Safer

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Today in Transportation History

1862 **150th anniversary** Fort Donelson was captured by Union forces during the US Civil War. The fort was built to control the Cumberland River.


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