Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 9, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Sky-High Wi-Fi Nearly Ready to Widely Fly

Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2079865.story

2) Innovative Ways Airlines are Using the New Facebook Timeline

Link to article on Tnooz:


3) Microsoft, Inspired by London Tube, Seeks Sleeker Designs

Link to Bloomberg article:

4) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – April 2012

Link to newsletter:


5) Questions Cloud Red-Light Camera Issue

Link to article in USA Today:


6) NFC Contactless Payments Take Their First Steps in Russia

Link to article on East-West Digital News:


7) New York City Phone Booths to be Replaced with iPad-Like 'Smart Screens'

Link to article in the New York Post:

8) Pennsylvania DOT Upgrades Highway Advisory Radio in Lehigh Valley

Link to column in The Morning Call:,0,935869.column


9) Booking a Ride in Someone Else's Car

Link to video on SmartPlanet:;txt

10) Audi 'Composes' Engine Noise for New Electric Cars

Link to article on CNET Asia:

News Releases

1) Iteris Delivers Initial Production Units of Traffic Industry's First Vehicle Detection Hybrid Sensor

2) Citi Partners with Streetline and IBM to Provide $25 Million Financing for Cities to Adopt Smart Parking Technology

3) New Satellite Tracking Device Expands NexTraq's Hardware Offering

4) Hawaii Selects VoltDelta N11 Platform for State's First 511 Travel Information Service

5) Designs New Parking Signs Timeline for History Buffs

6) Delaware DOT Dashboard Debuts on Agency Website


- Request for Proposals – CFPS Mobile Ticketing Application – Dallas Area Rapid Transit (scroll down)

Upcoming Events

National Transportation Workforce Summit – April 24-26 – Washington, DC

Today in Transportation History

1682 **330th anniversary** French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, named the Mississippi River basin in honor of King Louis XIV and claimed the territory for France. In another transportation connection, the LaSalle automobile was named after him.


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