Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) British Airways Message Error Warns Passengers of Crash

Link to article in The Telegraph:

2) Controller in Near Plane Crash Raises 'Professionalism' Concern

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to news release from the National Transportation Safety Board:

Link to NTSB report:

3) A Guiding Voice Through the Skies

Link to article in the Tri-County Times:


4) Some Yellow Lights Will Yield More Time for Missouri Drivers

Link to article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

5) Washington State Lawmakers to Take Up Issue of Seattle Police Department Dash-Cam Videos

Link to story on KOMO-TV:

6) Burlington, North Carolina Puts Traffic Cams on City's Website

Link to article in the Times-News:

Link to cameras:


7) LightSquared Says GPS Interference Testing was Rigged

Link to CNET article:

Link to news release from LightSquared:


8) YouTube Agrees to New Terms of Service for State Agencies

Link to article in Government Technology:

9) First Edition of COSMO Newsletter Published

Link to article from ERTICO:

Link to newsletter:


10) Pedestrian Safety: How Innovative Tech Could Save Your Life

Link to blog on Mashable Tech:


11) Senator Schumer Call for Stricter Federal Rules on Rail Accident Notification

Link to article in the Star-Gazette:


12) Utah Weather Forecasters Take to the Roads

Link to story on KSL-TV:


13) Mercedes-Benz: Creating a Flexible and Adaptive Telematics Platform

Link to audio interview on Telematics Update:


14) Transit App Plots Bus Routes in Windsor, Ontario

Link to article in The Windsor Star:

15) What Features Do Your Transit Apps Offer?

Link to article in Metro:

16) Insight Into How the Chicago Transit Authority Built Train Trackers by Text

Link to interview on Grid Chicago:


17) Traffic Cameras and Message Boards Introduced to Reading, Pennsylvania Area

Link to article in the Reading Eagle:


18) Gen Y Consumers Favor Hybrids, Connected Vehicles, Survey Shows

Link to Bloomberg article:

19) Ford CEO: More Tech Means Less Driver Distraction

Link to interview in InformationWeek:

20) Articles on Digital Radio Update

- ARD, German Broadcasters to Use DAB+ for Traffic Info

- German DAB+ Facilities to Improve In-Car Reception

- HD Radio Grabbing More Space in Vehicles

News Releases

1) Automotive Human Machine Interface Solutions Poised to Tap Synergies Between

Driver and Car, Projects Frost & Sullivan

2) MTA New York City Transit and PowerTrunk Pilot TETRA LMR Network

3) Rail Safety Group Says Headphone Study Underscores Need for Caution near Train Tracks, Offers Tips

4) Pike Research Launches Smart Cities Advisory Service

5) Virginia DMV Saved $4.7 Million in 2011 While Simultaneously Improving Service – More Customers Using Internet

6) Virginia DMV Customers Shun Paper Notices for E-reminders

Upcoming Events

ITE 2012 Technical Conference and Exhibit – March 4-7 – Pasadena, California

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** The steamer Wistow Hall was wrecked in a gale off the UK coast killing 54 people.

1977 **40th anniversary** In Granville, Australia a commuter train derailed and collapsed an overhead bridge. Eighty-three passengers were killed.


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