Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Obama Signs FAA Bill Set to Usher in Progress on New Air Traffic Control System

Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Using Social Media to Improve Airport Security

Link to article from The Partnership for Public Service:


3) FCC Will Nix GPS-Jamming LightSquared Wireless Network

Link to AP article:

4) Does Government GIS Data Belong to the People?

California court case showcases the importance of public access to tax-funded databases.

Link to article in Cadalyst:


5) News from the Center for Transportation Studies

- Enhanced Snow Simulation System Aims to Improve Safety

- Buses Use Wireless Communication to Move Forward

6) ITS Joint Program Office Releases Turbo Architecture Version 7.0

Link to further information from US DOT:


7) NTSB: Crew of Derailed Train Not Warned About Washout

Canadian National faulted for inadequate emergency communications system.

Link to AP article:,0,162637.story

Link to report synopsis from the National Transportation Safety Board:

8) Positive Train Control: FRA Expects to Ramp up Regulatory Efforts as Railroads Amp Up Implementation Work

Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


9) How Hard Can It Be to Pass a Chinese Driver's Test? Very

Link to article in The Globe and Mail:


10) Telematics and the Rise of In-Car Internet Radio, Part II

Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) Portland, Maine Metro Considers Real-Time Information System

Link to article in The Portland Daily Sun:

12) Halifax Transit Riders Discuss Forming Permanent Citizens Group

Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

13) Intelligent Transport System in Baku, Azerbaijan Up and Running in the Spring

Link to Trend article:

14) What Would You Like Subway Announcers to Say?

Link to article in The New York Times:


15) Australians Will Make Russian Highway Smart

Link to story on RT:

16) ARTIMIS Moving from Cincinnati to Columbus, Ohio

Link to story on WCPO-TV:

17) Five Must-Have Apps for Drivers

Link to article in PC Advisor:


18) TRW Says New Display Makes Controlling In-Car Functions Easier

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

News Releases

1) TomTom and AutoNavi First to Market with Premium Real-Time Traffic in China

2) Telvent to Implement Intelligent Transportation System for Legacy Way in Australia

3) European ITS Advisory Group Members Appointed

Upcoming Events

TransAction 2012 – April 11-13 – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History

1982 **30th anniversary** The offshore drilling rig Ocean Ranger sank off the Newfoundland coast with the loss of all 84 people aboard.


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