Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 2, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) British Airways Customer Failures

Three part blog looks at some communications issues for the airline.

Link to blog on ZDNet: (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)


2) Google Now Using ReCAPTCHA to Decode Street View Addresses

Link to article on TechCrunch:


3) April Fool's Day Joke Raises Awareness of Distracted Walking in Philadelphia

Link to story on WCAU-TV:


4) Phoenix Launching Bike Safety Comic Books

Link to article in The Arizona Republic:


5) Connecting the Telematics Dots

Link to commentary in Aftermarket Business:


6) DC Metro Gag Order at Odds with Law

Link to article in The Washington Times:

7) QR Codes to Give You Metro-North Train Info on Your Smartphone

Link to article in The Journal News:

8) Hollywood, Florida Balks at Sidewalk Chalk Transit Campaign

Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:

9) Chicago Transit Authority Officials Quietly Working to Rebrand Bus and Rail Agency

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,3785793.column

News Releases

1) Garmin Enters In-Car Infotainment Market with Factory-Installed Suzuki System

2) New Global Database on Bus Rapid Transit Launched

3) A Connected Car Does Not Mean a Distractive Car Anymore

4) Egis Projects-sanef Consortium Signs Second Major Open Road Tolling Operations Contract in Canada

5) Maritime Distress and Safety System Overhaul Proposed

Upcoming Events

Meeting and Webinar: Intelligent Network Flow Optimization ConOps Workshop – April 27 – Detroit

Today in Transportation History

1962 **50th anniversary** The first panda crossing officially opened in London. The new style pedestrian crossing used triangular markings and flashing lights.


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