Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Virgin America Launches Its Own TV Channel

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2) Seat-Review Sites Put Airline Passengers in Prime Position

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3) Higher Contrast Assists the Visually Impaired Bicycle Rider

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4) Motionloft Sensors to Track Foot, Car and Bicycle Traffic

Link to blog on Co.Exist:


5) Pinterest as a Transportation Tool – Useful or Just Interesting?

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6) Amish in Kentucky Now Allowed to Use Reflective Tape Rather than Fluorescent Triangle on Buggies

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7) Twitter Complaints Upset Calgary Transit Bus Drivers

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8) Report Faults Long Island Rail Road for Communication Problems During Signal Outage

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9) Foes of Expansion of Oregon Bus Rapid Transit Lines Use Ads on Buses to Spread Message

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10) Los Angeles Signs, Designed to Inform Drivers About Dodger Stadium Traffic, Remain Dark Two Years After Installation

Link to article on The Eastsider LA:


11) Mimicking Apple, Lexus Creates a 'Genius Bar' of Tech Specialists

Link to article in Forbes:

12) Workaround for Electric Vehicles Allows Easier Radio Listening

Link to article on Earthtechling:

News Releases

1) Toronto's Pearson Airport to Install Over 2,500 iPads in Gate Areas with Customized Apps

2) Metrolink Implementing $1.6 Million System Upgrade to Improve Communication with Customers

3) In-Vehicle Online Radio Listening Increases Over 50% in Past Year

4) Finalists Revealed for 2012 Telematics Update Awards

Upcoming Events

WTS NC Triangle Chapter 14th Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala – April 25 – Raleigh, North Carolina

Today in Transportation History

1862 **150th anniversary** The Great Locomotive Chase took place in Georgia during the Civil War.


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