Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) United Airlines Set for Single Reservation System

Continental website disappears on Saturday.

Link to Reuters article:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/29/unitedcontinental-idUSL2E8DT7RD20120229

Link to Continental site: http://www.continental.com

2) Guidebook for Airport Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Planning

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/166569.aspx

GPS / NAVIGATION

3) Never Lost: MIT Creates Wayfinding Arrows Projected from Your Cellphone

Link to article on Co.Design:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669110/never-lost-mit-creates-wayfinding-arrows-projected-from-your-cellphone

4) Alaska DOT&PF Featured on Modern Marvels

Agency's use of GPS on snowplows is highlighted.

Link to video from History:

http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-alaska#modern-marvels-alaska

RAILROADS

5) Via Rail Derailment: Positive Train Control Could Reduce Accidents

Link to article in the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/news/transportation/article/1138219--via-rail-derailment-modern-train-control-system-could-reduce-accidents

SAFETY / SECURITY

6) Port of Mobile, Alabama Looks to Install Mass Notification System

Link to article in the Press-Register:

http://blog.al.com/press-register-business/2012/02/port_of_mobile_looks_to_instal.html

TRANSIT

7) Saskatoon Transit Ad Policies Changed to Comply with Charter

Link to article in The StarPhoenix:

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Transit+policies+changed+comply+with+charter/6224583/story.html

8) 'Go to Hell Barack' Ad Must be Removed, Congressman Tell WMATA

Link to story on WJLA-TV:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/02/-go-to-hell-barack-ad-must-be-removed-moran-tells-wmata--73204.html

9) Both WMATA and Its Riders Craft New Tools to Track the System

Link to blog on TBD:

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-on-foot/2012/02/both-wmata-and-its-riders-craft-new-tools-to-track-the-system-14656.html

10) Photographers Shouldn't Have to Defend Legal Metro Photos to WMATA

Link to blog on TBD:

http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-on-foot/2012/02/photographers-shouldn-t-have-to-defend-legal-metro-photos-to-wmata-14638.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

11) Traveller Information Services Association Community Meets in Singapore

Link to article from ERTICO:

http://www.ertico.com/news-from-tisa-6/

VEHICLES

12) Backup Camera Rule at Cost of $2.7 Billion Delayed by US DOT

Link to Bloomberg article:

http://news.businessweek.com/article.asp?documentKey=1376-M04FFX07SXKX01-66OTB36BHO1QUCA3SKC28CBE9D

13) American Trucking Associations Sides with Feds on Electronic Truck Log Recorders

Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

http://www.joc.com/regulation/ata-sides-feds-over-electronic-truck-log-recorders

14) Ford Adding Facebook Features to Sync

Link to article on CNET:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57387791-48/ford-adding-facebook-features-to-sync

15) Volkswagen's de Meo: Internet Becomes No. 1 Communication Channel

Link to interview in automotiveIT International:

http://www.automotiveit.com/vws-de-meo-internet-is-no-1-communication-channel/news/id-005198

News Releases

1) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Offers Free Wi-Fi at Every Gate plus New Mobile Website

2) New Traffic Information Line Opens for British Columbia's Evergreen Line

3) Twitter Feedback Leads to Enforcement Blitz in Sackville, Nova Scotia

Upcoming Events

Texas Aviation Conference – March 28-30 – Galveston, Texas

http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/tac12/

Today in Transportation History

1840 John Philip Holland, inventor of the submarine, was born in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/269340/John-Philip-Holland

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