Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 6, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) KLM Moving Ahead with Social Seating for Facebook and LinkedIn

Link to article on Tnooz:

http://www.tnooz.com/2012/01/05/news/klm-moving-ahead-with-social-seating-for-facebook-and-linkedin

BICYCLES

2) DC's Capital Bikeshare Moves Forward Toward Corporate Sponsorship

Link to article on The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/04/capital-bikeshare-sponsorship_n_1181741.html

CARTOGRAPHY

3) The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You'll Ever See

David Imus spent nearly 6,000 hours to create a map packed with information in an attractive design.

Link to article in Slate:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/01/the_best_american_wall_map_david_imus_the_essential_geography_of_the_united_states_of_america_.single.html

Link to 'The Essential Geography of the United States of America':

https://imusgeographics.com/

GPS / NAVIGATION

4) UK Satnav Summit Aims to Stop Motorists Driving Up Blind Alleys

Link to article in The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/06/satnav-summit-to-provide-directions

Link to news release from the UK Department for Transport:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-news-20120106

OTHER

5) ERTICO Forum 'ITS for Urban Mobility' – Report, Recording and Presentations Now Available

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/ertico-forum-its-for-urban-mobility-report-recording-and-presentations-now-available/

6) Indiana Store Sells Traffic Signs to Clients Across the Globe

Link to article in The Pantagraph:

http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/local-store-sells-signs-to-clients-across-the-globe/article_b158b234-37f4-11e1-aa52-001871e3ce6c.html

Link to The Traffic Sign Store: http://trafficsignstore.com/

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

7) Why is Twitter so Popular with Transportation Communicators?

Link to Talking Transportation blog:

http://talkingtransportation.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/73/

ROADWAYS

8) Fight Brewing in Congress Over Traffic Signs

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/fight-brewing-in-congress-over-believe-it-or-not-traffic-signs-.html

9) Traffic Box Art Turns Downtown Boise Into a Gallery

Link to article in the Idaho Statesman:

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/01/06/1941184/traffic-box-art-turns-downtown.html

Link to online map: http://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/media/10652/PublicArtBrochure.pdf

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Create Database to Track Airport Security Abuse

Link to article in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120106/NEWS06/701069981

11) Survival App Aims to Help Drivers in Winter Storms

Link to AP article:

http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/Survival-app-aims-to-help-drivers-in-winter-storms-136814133.html

TAXIS

12) Cities Hail Taxi Upgrades; Some Cabbies Balk

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-01-05/taxi-cab-drivers/52395414/1

TRANSIT

13) Mumbai Transport Utility Begins Trials on Public Info Systems in Buses

Link to article in The Indian Express:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Transport-utility-begins-trials-on-public-info-systems-in-buses/896353/

14) Online Passenger Bus Ticket Sale System Applied in Azerbaijan

Link to article on News.Az:

http://www.news.az/articles/economy/52122

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

15) TRIMARC's Importance Heightened Since Sherman Minton Bridge Closure

Link to article in The Courier-Journal:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120105/NEWS01/301050080/TRIMARC-Sherman-Minton-closure

16) Fairfax County, Virginia State-of-the-Art Safety Center Brings Four Independent Agencies Under One Roof

Link to article in the Fairfax Times:

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20120106/NEWS/701069737/-1/answering-the-call-in-fairfax

17) Tennessee DOT Asking for Public Input on 511 and Highway Message Boards

Link to story on WBIR-TV:

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/199102/2/TDOT-asking-for-public-input-on-511-and-highway-message-boards

VEHICLES

18) Automakers Rush to Offer Apps in Cars

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2012-01-05/auto-apps/52392492/1

19) Ford to Open Silicon Valley Lab

Link to AP article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ford-open-Silicon-Valley-lab-apf-644117058.html?x=0

20) Automakers Change the Face(book) of 2012 Auto Unveilings

Link to article in Automotive News:

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120106/OEM04/120109923/1493

News Releases

1) TÜV Rheinland’s Suzanne Murtha Joins Omniair Certification Services’ Board Of Directors

2) ALK Technologies Announces Partnership with International Telematics

3) Central Parking Releases Mobile Coupons in New York

4) Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Uconnect Website

5) UK Technology Strategy Board Announces Satellite Applications Catapult Center

6) KPMG Survey Looks at Urban Mobility and the Connected Car

7) District of Columbia DOT Launches Redesigned DCCirculator.com

Upcoming Events

Maximizing Airport Landside Value – March 22 – Glen Burnie, Maryland

https://www.advancedtransit.net/node/630

Friday Bonus

We've all seen card tricks, but have you seen MetroCard tricks (on the subway no less)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV05nWtP06M

Today in Transportation History

1925 Automotive innovator John DeLorean was born in Detroit, Michigan.

http://delorean.com/

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