Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 1, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fund Drive

Usually May and November are the two months I hold my fund-raising drive to support the Transportation Communications Newsletter.  I started last month but had to suspend it because of large number of ads that ran in May.  Since I wasn't able to do it too often last month I plan to extend the drive into June. 

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1) Plan to Update Air Traffic Control System Faces Delay
Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:

2) Using Mobiles as Boarding Pass at Airports
Link to article in The Times of India:

3) Gogo and AeroSat Collaborate on Ku-Satellite Solution to Provide Connectivity Outside US
Link to article in Inflight:

4) Are Airports the Final Frontier in Travel Technology?
Link to article on Tnooz:


5) Barents Sea Watch Web Portal Launched
Link to article on BarentsObserver:
Link to article in Finnmarken:
Link to BarentsWatch:


6) Shenzhen to Make Huge Investment for Intelligent Transportation
Link to article on Shenzhen Post:


7) Using Smartphone Behind the Wheel is More Dangerous than Drink Driving
Link to article in SOL eMagazine:


8) Free Wi-Fi London Tube Stations Named
Link to BBC News story:
Link to news release from Transport for London:


9) New Highway Information Kiosks Debut at Colorado Truck Stop
Link to article in the Times-Call:

10) Profile of Birds Eye System, Provider of Real-Time Traffic Information in India
Link to article in The Economic Times:


11) Verizon Bets on Connected Car in $612 Million Hughes Deal
Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:
Link to news release:

12) COMeSafety2 Newsletter ­– May 2012
Link to newsletter:

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Friday Bonus  
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Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The first service station which used an enclosed gas pump opened in Columbus, Ohio.

1982 **30th anniversary** Norfolk Southern created with the consolidation of the Norfolk and Western Railway and Southern Railway.

1997 **15th anniversary**, a website which features the history of highways in the New York metro area, debuted on Geocities.

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