Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Enabling the Passenger

Airports have opportunity to capitalize on customer service gaps with new passenger processing and communication technologies.

Link to article in Airport Business:

2) Mobile Information Delivery

A look at the advantages of mobile-enabled websites for airports.

Link to article in Airport Business:


3) How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) California's Metropolitan Transportation Commission Plans $2.4 Million Public Information Campaign

Hope to encourage drivers to comply with 65 mph speed limit and change driving habits that contribute to global warming.

Link to Bay Area News Group article:


5) Union Pacific Tracks Flood Disaster

Link to article in the Omaha World-Herald:


6) Montreal Highway Repairs a Surprise to Officials

Even road construction coordination committee members say they were caught unaware.

Link to article in The Gazette:

Link to news release from Transport Quebec announcing appointment of committee: (in French)


7) Campaign Aims to Increase Safety Measures on Abu Dhabi Main Roads

Link to article in The Gulf Today:


8) NJ Transit Scores Low on Communication in Customer Surveys

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

Link to news release from NJ Transit:

9) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Selling Ads on Its Website to Raise Revenue

Link to AP article:

10) New Signs to Make Los Angeles Metro's Nextrip Data Easier to Access

Signs display QR code to bring user directly to mobile-optimized page.

Link to article on blogdowntown:

11) New Digital Signs Bring Memphis Area Transit Authority Trolley Riders Up to Speed

Link to article in The Commercial Appeal:

12) Chennai and Hyderabad Local Bus Services Board Google Transit

Link to blog from Google India:


13) Political Stakes are High for I-405 Closure

This weekend's Carmageddon could be a public relations fiasco or a home run, depending on whether drivers heed the advice of officials.

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,6913158.story

14) How Mobile Tech is Being Used to Fight Carmageddon

Link to blog and video on Mashable:


15) The Great Online Car-Radio Race

To woo the coveted drive-time listener, Pandora and rival Clear Channel are trying to outfit cars with music apps.

Link to article in Fortune:

News Releases

1) Wayne County Airport Authority to Partner With Clear Channel Airports, McConnell Communications to Develop New Community Showcase Program

2) Replay of Ford Live Chat with Marketing Director on the Latest Tools

3) Amtrak Safety Video Receives Top Honors

4) Radio Show Super Session Focuses on 'The Road Ahead: Entertainment and Information in the Car'

5) FCC Strengthens Enhanced 911 Location Accuracy Requirements for Wireless Services

6) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announces Redesigned 'Protect Your Move' Website

7) New Air Traffic Control Center Implemented by Indra in Lima Starts Up

Upcoming Events

2nd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention – September 5-7 – Gothenburg, Sweden

Today in Transportation History

1836 **175th anniversary** US patent #1 was issued for an invention designed to improve the traction of locomotive wheels.


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