Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 8, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bologna Airport Enhancing Passenger Experience with Common Bag Drop, Virtual Assistants and Mobile App

Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


2) Washington State Supreme Court: No Local Votes on Red-Light Cameras

Link to AP article:

Link to opinion:

Link to dissent:


3) A GPS Maker Shifts Gears

With its core business in decline, Garmin tries to move into the dashboard.

Link to article in Fortune:

4) A Comparison of Popular Maps and Driving Directions Sites

Link to article on Ghacks:


5) Information Privacy: Non-Public Washington Driver License Data Gets Into Commercial Hands

Link to blog in Seattle Weekly:


6) Telematics and the Mechanics of the App Store

Link to article on Telematics Update:


7) Update on Cloud Computing for Next-Gen Traffic Management Applications

Link to blog on Terranautix:


8) BMW Execs Say Selectivity is Key in Infotainment

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

9) Audi's Strotbek Sees Car as 'Part of Internet'

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

News Releases

1) Industry Consultation Delivers Draft ITS Strategy for Australia

2) California DOT Launches Website to Help Helicopter Pilots Find Hospitals

3) MARTA Enhances Transit Security with State-of-the-Art Video Surveillance

4) Tampa Airport to Test Security Checkpoint Wait Time Displays

5) Trade-A-Plane Apps for Everything that Keeps You Flying

6) TARC Unveils New Website

7) University of Arizona Engineer to Research Traffic Patterns, Human Behavior

Transportation Tweets

Well, not an overwhelming response to yesterday's Twitter question; "Do you have a transportation communications pet peeve?" Thanks to Susan O'Donnell for her response, drivers who don't know the rules of the road.

Upcoming Events

IBTTA Symposium on Mileage-Based User Fees and Transportation Finance Summit – April 29-May 1 – Jersey City, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History

1862 **150th anniversary** The first steam-powered ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy, the CSS Virginia, was involved in combat for the first time. It defeated two wooden Union ships.


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