Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) A Radical Cockpit Upgrade Southwest Fliers Will Feel
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Air Safety Requires Worldwide Information Exchange: IATA
Link to AFP article:


3) Sensors Make Cities Smarter
In the not too distant future, cameras and sensors will empower officials to instantly monitor constantly changing dynamics.
Link to article in Governing:


4) Souped-Up Alert System Spreads the Word for US Coast Guard
Link to article in Government Computer News:


5) Nevada’s Financial Partners Hit Brakes on ‘Black Box’ to Track Vehicle Mileage
Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:


6) Metrolink Train Crews Threaten Boycott Over Personality Test Requirement
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

7) Philadelphia Transit Riders Protest Gender ID on Passes
Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:

8) Los Angeles Metro Takes First Steps Towards Real-Time Bus Arrival Information System
Link to article in the Los Angeles County MTA’s The Source:


9) Sendza Selected for Massachusetts Ad-Driven Traffic Info 511 System
Link to article in Mass High Tech:

10) Singapore Traffic Info Platform Makes Driving a Breeze
Link to article from my paper:


11) iBiquity Says More Automakers to Offer HD Radio
Link to AP article:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Talking Freight Web Conference: Non-traditional Freight Data Sources – April 21

Today (and Tomorrow) in Transportation History    
1960 **50th anniversary** The first weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched.

2110 **-100th anniversary** Ray LaHood IV, kicked-off a campaign against distracted teleportation. 

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