Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Houston Plays Key Role in FAA's Efforts to Modernize US Airspace

Link to story on KTRK-TV:

Link to news release from the FAA:

2) A Satellite System That Could End Circling Above the Airport

Link to article in The New York Times:

3) FAA Clears iPad for Takeoff Throughout Agency

Link to article in InformationWeek:

4) Another €17 Million Down the Drain as Air Traffic System Scrapped in Cyprus

Link to article in the Cyprus Mail:


5) JetBlue's Website is Fastest of Travel Sites, Survey Finds

Link to article in USA Today:

6) Smartphones Can Make Smart Planners

Link to blog in the California Planning & Development Report:


7) Pedestrian Tracking System Monitoring Shoppers on Auckland CBD

Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:


8) All Systems Go for Notify4Myki

App will alert transit riders when fare card needs to be topped off.

Link to article on StartUpSmart:

Link to further information:


9) Local Official Slams Council Over Secrecy About Irish Open Traffic Management Plans

Link to article in the Coleraine Times:

10) How a Student Used Open Data to Beat UK National Rail Enquiries at Its Own Game

Link to blog in The Guardian:


11) The Mobile Mess: Why Isn't Car Connectivity Better?

Link to article in Popular Mechanics:

12) euroFOT: Bringing Intelligent Vehicles to the Road

Link to article from ERTICO:

euroFOT – Data Analysis: A Gargantuan Task

13) Driver, Text that Car! Service Sends Messages to License Plates

Link to story on Fox News:

News Releases

1) Leaders to Seek Smart Technology Solutions at ITS America Annual Meeting in DC as Transportation Funding Causes Gridlock in Congress and on Streets Across America

2) Promoting a National Telematics Standard for Heavy Vehicles in Australia

3) Tools to Overlay Maritime Radar Information on Shipboard Digital Nautical Charts Introduced by Cambridge Pixel

4) Solar-Powered SpeedInfo Sensors Bring Real-Time Traffic Data to Ohio Drivers

5) Iteris Awarded $12.4 Million Contract for National ITS Architecture Evolution and Support

6) Travelers Marketing Announces New Jersey Safety Service Patrol Sponsorship Program

Upcoming Events

FCC Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Webinar with State and Local Governments – May 2

Today in Transportation History

1812 **200th anniversary** US President James Madison ordered a 90-day trade embargo against Great Britain.


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