Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Close Call Cover-Up: FAA Not Notified Jets Outside Honolulu Were on Collision Course
Link to story on KGMB and KHNL-TV:

2) FAA's Low Marks Cast More Doubt on NextGen
Link to story on WFED Radio's The Federal Drive:

3) FAA Says iPad Pilot Program is Paying Off
Link to article in Government Computer News:

BICYCLES

4) Maine Cyclists Say Sign with 'Petty' Messages Discriminates
Link to article in Portsmouth Herald:

CAMERAS

5) Traffic Engineers: Arizona Intersection Bill Safety Concerns Overblown
Link to article in Arizona Capitol Times:

GPS / NAVIGATION

6) North Korea GPS Jamming Affect Flights: Seoul Official
Link to AFP article:

PARKING

7) CMU-Penn T-SET UTC Researcher Creates Smarter Parking in Pittsburgh
Link to article in the UTC Spotlight Newsletter:

PEDESTRIANS

8) Cast of The West Wing Reunites for PSA Promoting Walking
Link to video on Funny or Die:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

9) What are the Best Practices for Measuring Transportation Communication?
Link to Talking Transportation:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) MBTA, US Department of Homeland Security to Test Bioterrorism Sensors in Stations
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

11) Smarter Transport Systems Mean Safer Roads
Link to article in the European Commission Road Safety Newsletter:

12) Should US Ban Cellphone Use by Drivers?
Link to commentary in The Christian Science Monitor:

TELEMATICS

13) Telematics: Using Marketing Partnerships to Build Brands
Link to article on Telematics Update:

TRANSIT

14) BART Defends Mobile Service Shutdown to the FCC
Link to article in Computerworld:

15) Chicago Transit Authority Police Use Technology to Catch iPhone Thieves
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Companies Develop Technologies to Ease Traffic Congestion in Africa
Link to article in Business Daily:

VEHICLES

17) Montana Highway Patrol Troopers Get Instant Insurance Verification System
Link to article in the Missoulian:

18) Pioneer Study Finds High In-Car App Use
Link to article in CEoutlook:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities – June 14-16 – Orlando, Florida


Today in Transportation History    
1952 **60th anniversary** The first jet airliner flight with fare-paying passengers took off.  The BOAC flight went from London to Johannesburg.

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