Friday, September 17, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) US Transportation Secretary Emphasizes Obama Administration’s NextGen ATC Commitment
Link to article in Air Transport World:
2) Randy Babbitt Meets FAA Goals with Technology
Link to interview on WFED Radio:
3) United Air Kiosks, Logos Will Signal Merger’s Progress
Link to Bloomberg article:
4) Miami Banks on Traffic Cameras to Close Budget Gap
Link to article in The Miami Herald:
5) NJ Transit Worker Fired After Burning Quran in New York City
ACLU questions if First Amendment rights were violated by firing.
Link to AP article:
6) ‘Untouchable’ PigSpotter’s Following Grows in South Africa
Twitter user reports police roadblocks and speed traps.
Link to story from the Cape Times:
Link to Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/PigSpotter
7) The Rise of Apps Culture
Link to report from the Pew Research Center and Nielsen:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
8) Traffic in China Fuels Quest for Road Civility
Link to article in USA Today:
9) Assessment of the Commercial Benefits of Positive Train Control
Link to report prepared for the Association of American Railroads:
10) New Transponder System Reducing Illegal HOV Lane Use in Utah
Link to story and video on KSL-TV:
11) Utah DOT Head: Mistake Not to Disclose $13 Million Settlement with Losing Bidder
Link to AP article:
SAFETY / SECURITY
12) Proposed Rule Restricting Cell Phone Use by Truckers Sent to White House
Link to article in The Trucker:
13) Bing Adds Transit Directions to Its Maps
Link to blog on Softpedia:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
14) £10 Million M-Way Traffic Control Opens in Northern Ireland
Link to article on Build.ie:
Link to story and video on UTV News:
15) Web Efforts Smooth Mudik Traffic in Indonesia
Link to article in the Jakarta Globe:
16) Smart Moves, Florida DOT District Four’s ITS Newsletter – September 2010
Link to newsletter:
17) Like that Driver in the Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him with Bump.com
Link to article on The Car Connection:
International Association of Emergency Managers Annual Conference & EMEX 2010 – November 11-14 – Reno, Nevada
Hopefully at this house they don’t charge extra for a seat by the window or to bring a bag inside.
Today in Transportation History
1935 **75th anniversary** TC-14, the largest blimp to date, had its maiden voyage from Scott Field in Illinois.
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