Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 22, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) The Trouble with Wi-Fi on Aircraft

Link to Tribune Newspapers article:,0,650764.story


2) Reducing Sound Pollution to Help the Sea Creatures

Link to story on KUT Radio:


3) Seattle Traffic Reporter Will Blend Broadcast, Social Media in Special Tonight

Link to article on GeekWire:

Link to further information from KIRO-TV:

4) ITS Professional Capacity Building Program Offering Free Web-Based Training on ITS Standards

Link to further information from US DOT:


5) Traffic Map Shows Danger Spots for Kids in Austin, Texas Area

Link to story on KXAN-TV:

6) Honolulu Council Members Question Public Outreach Campaign for Rail Transit

Link to story on KITV-TV:

7) Distracted Driving Campaign Goes Public in Missouri

Link to AP article:


8) Michigan Summit on Traffic Safety Tackles Distracted Driving 'Culture Clash'

Link to article on MLive:

9) US DOT Bus Safety App is as Clear as a Blind Curve in a Fogbank

Link to commentary on Transportation Nation:

10) Resources Available for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2012

Link to further information from the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse:


11) Kentucky Speedway Track Readies for Traffic

Link to article in The Courier-Journal:

12) Bridge Wind Sensors to Offer Certainty, Safety in North Florida

Link to story on WJXX-TV:


13) AT&T Reinvents the Steering Wheel

Vibrations tell you when to turn; less distracting that visual and auditory cues, researchers say.

Link to article in Technology Review:

14) App Tells You Likelihood of Getting Car Towed or Stolen in Seattle

Link to article on

Link to more information on AutoDefender Seattle:

News Releases

1) New LAX Passenger Outreach Campaign Unveiled – Will Inform Passengers about Ongoing Improvements

2) LaHood Names Teresa Adams to ITS Program Advisory Committee

3) BearCom Launches Integrated Strategy for Its Already Successful Social Media Efforts

4) VIA Destinations Magazine Gets a Makeover

5) Michelin to Supply Five Applications for the Onboard Suite of Services on New Peugeot 208

Job Posting

- Vice President of Marketing for Roadway Sensors – Iteris, Inc. – Santa Ana, California


- Request for Proposals – Naming Rights Sponsorship for Georgia 511 Navigator – Meridian Environmental Technology

Upcoming Events

T3 Webinar: Data to Go - Mobile Devices Serve Up Real-Time Transit Data – April 10

Today in Transportation History

1992 **20th anniversary** USAir Flight 405 crashed on takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. Of the 51 people aboard, 24 survived.


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