Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Chief Outlines NextGen Test Program
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


2) Traffic Camera Company Sues Mississippi Over Law Prohibiting Enforcement Cams
Link to article in The Clarion-Ledger:


3) States Aim to Launch More Mobile Apps
Link to article in Government Technology:

4) News from ERTICO
 -  Instant Mobility Stakeholder Workshop
 -  Instant Mobility Multimodal Services Acceptability Study Delivers Its Preliminary Results
 -  InfoMobility Projects and 'Smart Cities' Workshop Held in Turin

5) Mesmerizing Visualization Maps Every Surface Transportation Route on Earth
Link to article on Mashable:


6) One DOT's Approach to Road Delays – Animating Summer Construction
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

7) National Work Zone Awareness Week
Examples of public information and outreach.
Link to further information from US DOT:


8) Florida Criminal Probe of Tree Poisoning Spotlights Billboard Industry Drive to Keep Signs in View
Link to article on FairWarning:

9) Knitting Guy Given 10 Days to Remove Stop Sign Flowers
Link to article in San Diego CityBeat:


10) Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code
Link to blog in Wired:
Link to statement from RuggedCom:


11) Decoding the Mysteries of Bay Area Traffic
Link to story on KALW Radio:

12) More Electronic Traffic Signs Planned for Halifax Region
Link to article in Metro:


13) NHTSA Considers Rules on Car-to-Car Networking
Link to article in The Detroit News:

14) American Trucking Associations Rallies Support for Electronic On-Board Recorders
Link to article in Truck News:

15) Bad Labels Force Another Recall of Nissan Titan, Armada
Link to article in USA Today:

16) Honda Pioneers Technology Aimed at Preventing Traffic Jams
Link to article on Motor Authority:
Link to news release:

17) UK Automotive Testing Facility is the Most Advanced in the World
Link to article on Torque News:

18) Chevy Volt OnStar 4G LTE Research Vehicle is Networked to the Gills
Link to blog on AOL Autos:


19) Use of Social Media During Weather Events
Link to transcript and recording of NTOC webcast:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1937 **75th anniversary** The Spanish city of Guernica was bombed by German and Italian planes during the Spanish Civil War.

1962 **50th anniversary** The automobile brand, Packard, was eliminated at a stockholders meeting of the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

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