Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) LightSquared Would Ruin Aviation with System, Carriers Say

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to news release from Airlines for America:

2) EC Praises Airports for Progress in Dealing with Extreme Weather

Improved coordination and providing passengers with accurate real-time information cited.

Link to article in The Sofia Echo:

Link to news release:

3) Hanoi Builds New Air Traffic Control Center

Link to article on Viet Nam News:


4) Navigation App Waze Gets Limited Voice Controls

Link to column on CNET News:


5) Critical for the Opening Arctic: A Bering Strait Vessel Traffic Service

Link to commentary on Alaska Dispatch:


6) News from

- Hidden Images Can Affect Your Driving Speed

- Belgium Leads with New SMS Parking Applications

7) GEWI 20th Anniversary – January/February 2012 Newsletter

Link to newsletter:


8) Reporters Locked Out of Nigeria's Busiest Airport

Link to AP article:

Link to news release from the Committee to Protect Journalists:

9) Transportation Expo Provides Southern Utah Residents with Information on Traffic

Link to article on St. George News:


10) NJ Transit Presented with Recommendations to Reduce Train-Related Deaths

Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

Link to report:


11) Telematics and the Rise of In-Car Internet Radio: Part I

Link to article on Telematics Update:


12) Riders Blast NJ Transit Over On-Time Performance, Handling of Service Interruptions

Agency's website gets highest ranking; will use Facebook, Twitter to improve information flow.

Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:

Link to survey results:

13) Inside Smellvertising, the Scented Advertising Tactic Coming Soon to a City Near You

Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


14) Some Ford Owners to Get Touch-Screen Software Fix Soon

Changes will make system easier, and less distracting, to use.

Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

1) New Washington State DOT Cameras, Hardware Showcase 16 Miles of I-5 in North Snohomish County

2) Orlando's I-Ride Trolleys Now Equipped with NextBus Technology

3) Econolite Launches Autoscope Duo

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Thomas Hinman Moorer, who served as the US Navy's Chief of Naval Operations and as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was born in Mount Willing, Alabama.


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