Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 5, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) United Says Operations Better After Weekend Snag

Link to Reuters article:

2) Yes! Download that Airline App

Link to article in The New York Times:


3) Transport for New South Wales Probes IT 'as a Service'

Link to article on ZDNet Australia:


4) London Finds Surprising Uses for Parking Data

Link to article on Digital Communities:


5) Xerox PR Releases Enter the Social World

Company uses social media alone to announce ACS rebranding.

Link to article in B2B:

6) So What Do You Do, Again?

One example of a transportation communications professional explaining what he does for a living.

Link to Talking Transportation blog:


7) Drivers Help Set Variable Speed Limits Along I-80 in Wyoming

Link to article in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle:

8) New Indiana DOT System Tracks Crash Damage Culprits

Link to AP article:,0,2550431.story


9) FCC Seeks Comment on Police Shutdowns of Cell Service

Link to CNET News article:

10) Traffic Deaths Related to Drivers on the Phone Decrease in California

Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


11) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to Add Platform Advertising Screens

Link to article in Screenmedia Magazine:

12) Bangalore Buses Not to Turn Smart for Six Months

Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:

13) Transit Cooperative Research Program Seeks Survey Responses on Electronic Passenger Signage in Transit

Link to article on TheTransitWire:

14) DC Metro's Struggle to Communicate 'a Deterioration of Service'

Link to blog on TBD:

15) Seattle DOT and King County Courthouse Partner to Install Real-Time Bus Arrival Sign

Link to SDOT Blog:


16) Cumulus Media and Radiate Media Launching Nationwide Radio Traffic Reporting Service

Link to article in Radio & Television Business Report:

Link to news release:

17) Florida to Spend Money for Interstate Warning Signs

Link to AP article:

18) Mission Control, Built for Cities

IBM takes 'smarter cities' concept to Rio de Janeiro.

Link to article in The New York Times:

19) Traffic Information is Being Processed All Over the World Using Software from Bernburg, Germany

Link to article in the Invest in Saxony-Anhalt Newsletter:


20) Ford to Send Customers Software Update for Touch-Screen Controls

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to news release:

21) Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is National as of Today

Link to article on Transportation Nation:

Link to RelayRides:

22) Lexus to Become First Car in Australia with Digital Radio

Link to article on Noise11:

News Releases

1) Illinois Tollway Debuts New Interactive Trip Calculator

2) Global Smart Sensors Market to Reach $6.7 Billion by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

3) Transportation Construction Coalition Urges FCC to Adopt 'Without Delay' Its February 15 Proposals on LightSquared

4) SESAR Project Awards Announced at ATC Global 2012

5) Delta Offers Free Access to Amazon with In-Flight Wi-Fi

6) BMW and Vodafone Announce Breakthrough Wireless Connectivity Technology

7) Verizon Launches Practice Focused on Telematics Solutions

Upcoming Events

Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition – April 25-27 – Denver

Today in Transportation History

1872 **140th anniversary** George Westinghouse received a patent for the air brake.


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