Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 23, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Traffic Errors in US Stay Flat After Surge

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Network Failure Knocks Out Cellphones, Communication at New England Air Traffic Centers

Link to story on WBZ Radio:

3) Future Airports – March 2012

A number of communication-related articles are in this issue.

Link to magazine:


4) Guide Offers Solutions to Applying Machine Vision to ITS Challenges

Link to article in Vision Systems Design:


5) Colorado DOT: Better Signage Coming to Highway 82 in Wake of Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Link to article in The Aspen Times:

6) California Lawmaker Wants to Put Brakes on Naming Freeways, Bridges

Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:


7) Utah Bill Updates Texting While Driving Ban to New Technology

Link to article in the Deseret News:

8) TSA Piggybacks on Coast Guard Emergency Alert Systems

Link to article in Government Computer News:


9) Heard Underground, In Your Dreams

Fantasy New York City subway announcements.

Link to article in The New York Times:

10) Why @WMATA is Failing at Social Media

Link to blog on The Shortest Road:


11) Tweets from North Carolina DOT are a Bad Weather Option for Good Info

Link to story on WFMY-TV:


12) Look, No Hands! The Driverless Future of Driving is Here

Link to story from CNN:

13) Livio Radio: How Apps Get Into Cars

Link to article on Telematics Update:

News Releases

1) Bay Area 511 Releases Its First Smartphone App

2) TomTom Expands Blom Partnership to Get Europe Moving Again

3) Ford Says Color Can Keep You Alert, Make You Feel Good – Both In and Out of Your Vehicle

4) Automotive Infotainment Electronics Market Set for Growth in 2012

5) Cambridge Wireless Project Will Explore How Data Can be Shared to Reduce Impact of Severe Weather on Transport and Others

Upcoming Events

ASME 2012 Joint Rail Conference – April 17-19 – Philadelphia

Today in Transportation History

1927 **85th anniversary** The Radio Act of 1927 was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge. The act created the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission.


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