Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Transportation Communication Tweets

I'm going to try something a little different. I'll ask questions from time-to-time and get your responses via Twitter. It allows the TCN to be a little more interactive and for you to share your thoughts with other TCN readers. I'll post some of the responses in the next edition of the TCN, but you can also read all of the comments by following my Twitter account.

My first TCN tweet; Do you have a transportation communications pet peeve? Tweet your responses to @TransportComm. Thanks!


1) FAA Confirms Shift to 90-Day Underwater Locating Devices

Link to article in Occupational Health & Safety:


2) Traffic Cameras Won't Be on Arizona Ballot

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


3) Biggest Solar Storm in Years Nears Earth, May Disrupt Power, GPS, Airplane Flights

Link to AP article:


4) Review of Walt Disney World Transportation Wizard App

Link to review on The Mac Observer:


5) Union Targets GOP Leaders with Radio Ads Over Transportation Funding

Link to article in The Washington Post:

6) Big Bird Tweets: How Organizations Use Social Media to Gauge Public Persona

California DMV uses social media pages to try to improve its image with the public.

Link to article in Computerworld:


7) Canadian Transportation Safety Board Sound the Alarm on Railway Safety After Derailments

Agency calls for automated system to slow trains and voice recorders.

Link to Postmedia News article:


8) Corrosion Detection System Passes Test, Shows Promise as Bridge Health Monitor

Link to article in Engineering News-Record:


9) Washington State Patrol Says It Will Pay for Federally Required Radio Upgrade

Link to article in The News Tribune:


10) Fleet Telematics: Where the Growth is, Part I

Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) Long Island Rail Road Worker Named Best in Customer Service

Link to article in Newsday:

Link to news release:

12) New Bus Ads Draw Ire of Gun Rights Advocates

Link to story on KOMO-TV:

13) Hair Loss Company Uses Unique Transit Ad

Link to Ads of the World:


14) Las Vegas Motor Speedway Employing Apps to Help Ease Traffic Problems for NASCAR Weekend

Link to article in the Las Vegas Sun:


15) Driving While Online: Automakers See Networked Future for Cars Despite Safety Concerns

Link to AP article:

News Releases

1) Operation Lifesaver Notes Reductions in 2011 US Crossing Collisions and Pedestrian-Train Casualties, Rise in Crossing Casualties

2) Arthur D. Little Develops Solutions for Sustainable Success of the Connected Car

3) Spain Adopts SITA's Datalink Infrastructure to Join Single European Sky

4) Edmonton Transit iPhone App Gives Commuters Simple Way to Get Edmonton Transit Schedules

5) Long Island Rail Road Anti-fraud Measure Implemented at Station Ticketing Machines

Upcoming Events

4th International Congress on Speed Reduction and Control – May 17 – London

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Henri Selmet made the first non-stop flight was made from London to Paris.


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