Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Furloughs Push US Air Traffic System Near 'Yellow' Warning
Link to Reuters article:

2) Air-Traffic Controllers Bemoan Nigeria's Unsafe Airspace
Link to article in The Guardian:

3) New AOPA Presidents Wants to Bring Fun Back to Small Airports
Link to article in The Wichita Eagle:

4) New Push for Free Wi-Fi at New York City Airports
Link to article in the New York Post:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) 20 Years On, How E-ZPass Pointed to the Future of Mass Transit
Link to article in Mass Transit:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

6) California DOT Improves Safety, Communication with New Smart Corridor
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

OTHER

7) Roadkill Permits? Montana Will Have an App for That
Link to AP article:

8) Oklahoma DMV Patrons Can Schedule Driver's Test Online
Link to story on KOKH-TV:

9) Data Exchange Format Specification and Companion Guide
Link to further information from FHWA:

ROADWAYS

10) Opponents Speak Out Against Digital Billboards in Massachusetts
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) Karnataka, India Government Proposes Body to Improve Road Safety
Link to article in The Times of India:

12) Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

TRANSIT

13) Montreal's Public Transit System Showcases New App Amid Race to 520 Million Rides
Link to article on BetaKit:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

14) Traffic Information Just a Click Away for Motorists in Thane, India
Link to TNN article:

15) Guide for Highway Capacity and Operations Analysis of Active Transportation and Demand Management Strategies
Link to further information from FHWA:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
And you thought the post-Thanksgiving weekend crush was bad.


Upcoming Events
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting – January 12-16 – Washington, DC


Today in Transportation History    
1968 **45th anniversary** Apollo 7, the first Apollo mission with a crew, blasted off.

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