Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) United Not So Friendly for Calling Customers

Link to audio on MarketWatch's Red, White and Blue Chips:

2) Inflight – Spring 2012 Issue

Includes a number of articles related to aviation communications.

Link to magazine:


3) Drivers File Lawsuit On Louisiana School Bus Cameras

Link to story on WDSU-TV:


4) With Eye on GPS Navigational Units, Iowa House Cuts Funds for Road Maps

Link to SourceMedia Group News:


5) Thanks to Facebook, Traffic Light Installed at Deadly Alabama Intersection

Link to story on WAAY-TV:


6) Los Angeles Fire Department Mum on Public Information About Fires, Traffic Accidents, Emergencies

Link to City News Service article:

7) Transit Workers Union Targets Riders in New Campaign

Link to article on The Huffington Post:


8) Metrolink Holds Safety Workshop for Regional Transit Agencies

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


9) Harnessing Data to Provide Value for Automakers and Customers

Link to recorded webinar on Telematics Update:


10) Synchronized Signals, Colored Bus Lanes Will Speed San Francisco Buses

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

11) Pennsylvania Transit Agency Stands Firm Against Atheist Ad

Link to article in The Times-Tribune:

12) Reminder: Researchers Seek Feedback on Accessible Transit Communications

Link to further information on TheTransitWire:


13) Transport for New South Wales Will Use Social Media to Improve Communication to Commuters

Link to article in The Sydney Morning Herald:

14) Nokia's Transport Beta Delivers Local Public Transportation Directions

Link to blog on SlashGear:

News Releases

1) TÜV Rheinland to Support US DOT Connected Vehicle Research Program

2) Canadian Traffic Network and Research Director, Inc. Traffic Report Study Show Ratings Gain When Traffic Reports are On the Radio

3) Wired Delivers First-Ever NFC-Enable Ad Featuring Lexus

4) New Tools from Xerox Help Calgary Transit Pinpoint Bus Flow, Improve Passenger Service

5) Boeing and CANSO Call to Accelerate Air Traffic Management Improvements

Job Posting

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

Upcoming Events

Attentive Driving – Countermeasures for Distraction Forum & Webcast – March 27 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1762 **250th anniversary** French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille died in Paris.


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