Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, October 31, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) Changing of Jackson-Evers International Airport's Name to be Expensive
Link to article in The Clarion-Ledger:
2) MasterCard Testing Contactless Payments for In-Flight Purchases
Link to article on PaymentsSource:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) LightSquared's Foes Assemble Lobbying Force Over GPS Issue
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to Coalition to Save Our GPS: http://saveourgps.org
4) Articles from DutchMobility.com
- Computer Game Encourages Employees to Leave Car at Home More Often
- Robust Road Network Diminishes Queues
- Dynamic Travel Information for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- RoadSense Makes Young People More Aware of Risks
5) Volpe Highlights – October 2011
Link to newsletter from the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center:
6) News from ERTICO – ITS Europe
- First iMobility Forum Plenary Meeting: Paving the Way to the Future
- iMobility Awards: Rewarding Excellence in Deployment of iMobility Systems
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
7) Smell Test: Pro and Con Ads for Washington State Highway Tolling are Misleading
Link to article in The News Tribune:
8) Metal Thieves Using Google to Find Booty on UK Railways
Link to article in The Telegraph:
9) Amtrak Adds Wi-Fi to 12 East Coast Routes
Link to article on The Huffington Post:
10) Michigan Company Installs Wireless Intellistreet Systems
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
SAFETY / SECURITY
11) TSA Struggles Through Its Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media
Link to article in The Hill:
12) Highway Safety Manual Implementation Guide for Managers
Link to document from FHWA:
13) Hughes Telematics: A Seamless Journey 'From Drive to Park'
Link to interview on Telematics Update:
14) What's in a Los Angeles Metro Station Name?
Changing names of stations involves more than just a vote by the board.
Link to commentary on KCET Radio:
15) Chicago Transit Authority to Become More Social with Twitter and Facebook Accounts
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:
16) Fort Collins Transit Advertising Important for Business Growth
Link to commentary in The Coloradoan:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
17) Ukrainian Government to Create Coordinating Center for Traffic Management During Euro 2012
Link to article in the Kyiv Post:
National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference – November 6-9 – Galveston, Texas
Today in Transportation History
1941 **70th anniversary** The USS Reuben James became the first US vessel sunk by enemy action during World War II.
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