Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 14, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA to Charge Companies for Online Charts, No Access for Individuals

Link to article from Aviation Consumer:


2) Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports

Link to story from CBS News:

3) Technology Takes Over for Iconic Toronto Transit Voice

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

4) Ideas Solicited from Public via Website on Future of Detroit's Michigan Central Station

Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

Link to Talk to the Station:

5) To Solve Society's Ills, the City as a Computing Platform

Link to article on SmartPlanet:


6) High-Tech Sensors and Communication Guard Against Derailments

Link to article in the Omaha World-Herald:


7) To Defend Against Terrorism, TSA Employees Trade Airport for Classroom

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


8) Telematicus: Delivering Data that Drivers Want

Link to article on Telematics Update:

9) TelNav's New Auto Platform Unites Cloud, Phone and Car

Link to blog in Car and Driver:


10) Survey of New South Wales Transit Users Shows Desire for Improved Real-Time Bus Info

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

Link to survey from the NSW Bureau of Transport Statistics:

11) New York MTA Service a Snap with Smartphone Apps

Link to story on NY1:

12) Operations Transparency to Solve Public Transportation Challenges

Link to article in Mass Transit: (page 24)

13) Use and Deployment of Mobile Device Technology for Real-Time Transit Information

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


14) M5 Crash: No Weather Warning on Signs

Link to BBC News story:

15) Government Rules Hit SMS Traffic Alerts in India

Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:

16) Los Angeles Metro Will Use Grant to Improve 511 Service for Veterans

Link to City News Service article:

Link to news release from the Los Angeles MTA:

17) In-Time Package Allows European Cities and Traveler Information Service Providers to Set Up Real-Time Information

Link to article from ERTICO:

18) Reial Automòbil Club de Catalunya Launches Free Traffic and Travel Information App

Link to article from ERTICO:


19) Alliance Formed to Advance Ethernet for In-Car Connectivity

Link to article in automotiveIT:

News Releases

1) Budapest Airport Engages Passengers with New Website

2) Harman and Sierra Wireless Bring High-Speed 4G/LTE Broadband Connectivity to the Dashboard and On the Road

3) Smart Card Alliance Provides Educational Resources on Contactless Open Payments for Transit Fare Collection

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1941 **70th anniversary** The British aircraft carrier Ark Royal was sunk after being torpedoed in the Mediterranean near Gibraltar.


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