Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 5, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Controller Complacency Could Jeopardize Air Safety

Link to AP article:

2) Free Airport Wi-Fi on the Rise, but It Still Isn’t Common

Link to article in USA Today:

3) Keys to Successful Use of a Geographic Information System for an Airport

Link to article in Airport Magazine: (page 19)

4) Fly Girls: TV Series Follows Flight Attendants at Home and in the Air

Link to article in USA Today:


5) Do You Draw Good Maps?

A professor has been examining hand-drawn maps for three decades. Send him yours.

Link to article in Slate:

6) Does Google Street View See a Future in Europe?

Link to CNET News article:


7) Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Travel

Link to article in USA Today:

8) Geospatial Apps Temper Mother Nature’s Fury

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:


9) Legible London

Can better signs help pedestrians understand London?

Link to article in Slate:


10) Conference Identifies High-Speed Rail’s Success Factors

Communicating its benefits seen as key.

Link to article in The Ledger:


11) Using GPS to Tag Potholes

Link to story and audio report on NPR’s All Things Considered: (audio available after 7 pm New York time)


12) Kyleigh’s Law Requiring Decals for New Jersey’s Teen Drivers is Upheld by Judge

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


13) How Do You Figure Out if One Vehicle is Greener Than Another? Telematics

Link to blog on ZDNet:


14) Toronto Transit Commission Learning from Philly’s Transit Revival

Improvements in areas such as communications and courtesy have helped SEPTA.

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

15) Finding a Way Around the New York City Subways or Not

Link to blog on 2nd Ave. Sagas:

16) The Art of ‘Seduction’ in Public Transportation

Link to blog on A Smarter Planet:


17) BMW and RadioTime Unveil First In-Car Web Radio, for the Mini

Link to article in Wired:

News Releases

1) X Prize Foundation to Partner with Morey to Get Real-Time Car Data on the Web


In yesterday’s edition, story #4 should have read:

ERTICO’s iMobility Newsletter Online

Link to newsletter:

Upcoming Events

2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference – April 25-29 – Phoenix, Arizona

Friday Bonus

Here’s an on-the-job danger they don’t teach you about at the police academy.

Today in Transportation History

1850 **160th anniversary** The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Straits opened.


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