Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
I'll be speaking at the TRB Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22. I'll be one of the panelists for the session, 'Incorporating Web-Based Tools into Transportation Practices, Part 1: Web-Based Tools.' The first part of the session runs from 9 am until noon in the Marriott. There will be several interesting presentations and I hope you can join us. I look forward to meeting you. If you're unable to be there but plan to be at TRB, please let me know. I expect to be there Sunday and Monday and would welcome the opportunity to say hello.
1) Watchdog Group Sues FAA for Details on Domestic Drone Flights
Link to story on MSNBC:
Link to news release from the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
2) Smartphones to Make Airport Check-In Desks Obsolete, Study Says
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release from Amadeus:
3) University Radio Station Silenced Due to Interference with Air Traffic Controllers
Link to article in The Telegraph:
4) Concern Over Possible Cuts to Cycling Promotion Cash in Scotland
Link to BBC News story:
5) Israel Police Turn to High-Tech Traffic Enforcement Tools
Link to article in Haaretz:
6) New York City Offers Online Map with Street Closures
Link to article on Transportation Nation:
Link to NYC Street Closures: http://gis.nyc.gov/streetclosure/
7) Major Toll Equipment Makers Set to Offer Tri-mode Readers
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
8) Infrastructure Group Launching Ad in South Carolina
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release from the Building America's Future Education Fund:
9) San Diego Call-Box Agency PR Plan Blasted
Link to article in U-T San Diego:
10) First Newsletter on California North Coastal Corridor Construction Hits Email Boxes
Link to column in U-T San Diego:
11) Officials Seek Warning Sign to Slow Motorists on I-40 in North Carolina
Link to article in the Asheville Citizen-Times:
SAFETY / SECURITY
12) Edmonton Transit Riders to be Scanned for Explosives
Ticket validating machines will look for explosive and radioactive material.
Link to Postmedia News article:
13) Escort Networks Its Radar Detectors to Report Traps
Link to article in PC Magazine:
Link to news release from Escort:
14) Bus Tracking Expands as New York MTA Eyes Citywide Rollout
Link to article in Crain's New York Business:
Link to news release from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority:
15) London Olympics Bus Passengers Guided by Emma Hignett
Link to story on BBC News:
16) Toronto Transit Commission Chair Goes Undercover, Poses as TTC Worker for TV Show
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
Link to further information on Undercover Boss Canada:
17) US DOT to Explore Mobile Apps for Public Transit
Link to column in the Washington Business Journal:
Link to notice in the Federal Register:
18) Auto CD Players, Beloved by Baby Boomers, Head for the Exit
Link to article in Automotive News:
19) Make the Most of the Auto App Opportunity
Link to article on Telematics Update:
20) Kia Unveils Next-Gen Uvo Infotainment System
Link to blog on MSN Autos:
- Call for Papers – BusCon 2012
T3 Webinar: ITS Architecture Made Easier Using Turbo Architecture: An Overview of NHI's New Web-Based Turbo Architecture Course – February 2
Today in Transportation History
1912 **100th anniversary** The Russian steamer Russ sank in the Black Sea. All 172 people aboard died.
1962 **50th anniversary** The Soviet submarine B-37 exploded and sank at a naval base in the Barents Sea. A total of 122 people were killed, including most of the crewmembers and others onshore.
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