Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 11, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

It's May and that means it's time for the biannual TCN fundraising drive.  Your support over the years has meant a lot and has allowed the TCN to grow.  In the past ten+ years I've only missed one day and, hopefully, I can keep that streak going for many years to come. 

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1) In-Flight VoIP Call Gets Delta Air Lines Passenger Escorted Off Plane
Link to story on MSNBC:

2) Initial NextGen Components Falling Into Place
Link to article in Aviation Week & Space Technology:

3) World's 12 Best Airline Magazines
Link to story from CNN International:


4) Big Data for Retail is Flying Off the Shelves
Data from trucks helps companies make more reliable deliveries.
Link to article on Forbes AdVoice:


5) iMobility Newsletter – May 2012
Link to newsletter from ERTICO:


6) The Information Technology Evolution at BNSF
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

7) Canadian Pacific Gets Agile with Hybrid Cloud
Link to article in ComputerWorld Canada:


8) Tennessee Fatality Board a Warning to Motorists, Distraction to Some
Link to article in The Tennessean:

9) Toddler Flagged on TSA 'No-Fly' List by JetBlue, Parents Claim
Link to article in the Daily News:

10) First Responders Prepare at Idaho Governor's Safety Summit
Link to story on KSL-TV:


11) Abu Dhabi Set to Test Smart Signs for Taxis
Link to article in Gulf News:


12) Singapore LTA to Put Up New Signs to Ease Train Travel
Link to article in the Straits Times:

13) Researchers Rate Transit Apps on Accessibility
Link to article on TheTransitWire:

14) DC Metro Announcements: The Voice of New York City Subway System Weighs In
Link to blog in The Washington Post:


15) I-70 Coalition to Target Ski Pass Holders in Colorado Traffic Management Efforts
Link to article in the Summit Daily:


16) Cars of the Future Will be Computers on Wheels
Link to article in USA Today:

17) Cedar Avenue Driver Assist System Evaluation Report
Link to report from the Federal Transit Administration:

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Upcoming Events
IBTTA Summit on All Electronic Toll Collection – July 22-24 – Atlanta

Friday Bonus  
A look at traffic reporting in New York City, circa 1980, with cameo appearances by the TCN editor!

Today in Transportation History    
1862 **150th anniversary** The CSS Virginia, previously the USS Merrimack, the first steam-powered ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy, was scuttled in the James River.

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