Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 4, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fund Drive

Welcome to the delayed TCN fund drive!  I write that tongue-in-cheek since few people enjoy being asked for money.  I try to minimize the fundraising by doing it only two months out of the year and I appreciate the support I receive from all readers of the TCN.  Just by being a subscriber you are showing your support for my daily news efforts. 

I also ask for monetary contributions because there are expenses in putting together the TCN.  If you would like to contribute you'll find information below on how you can do so.  Other ways you can support the TCN include purchasing ad space and using my transportation voiceover services.  I'll provide additional information in the days ahead.  Thank you!


1) Travelers Split on Using Florida Governor's Voice as Tampa Airport Greeting
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


2) Mass Transit Cameras Spot Bad Guys, No Human Judgment Required
Link to article in Fast Company:


3) i-Mobility Newsletter – June 2012
Link to newsletter:


4) Colorado Company Helps Keep Trains on Track
DataTraks develops software that listens to passing trains to detect defects.
Link to article in the Reporter-Herald:


5) Massachusetts Transportation Officials Prepare to Relax Billboard Rules
Link to article in The Patriot Ledger:


6) Senate Proposal Could Gut Research Into GPS-Aided Crash Avoidance
Link to article in Inside GNSS:

7) Smartphones, Car Navigation Systems May Aid Evacuations When Next Big One Strikes: Tokyo Officials
Link to article in The Japan Times:

8) Officer's Death Boosted Work on Wrong-Way Crashes in San Antonio, Texas
Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:

9) Social Media as a Tool in Flow of Storm Information
Link to article in The Florida Times-Union:


10) Digital Bus Billboard Plan Put on Hold in California
Revenue and technical concerns are raised.
Link to article in the Santa Monica Daily Press:

11) Tokyo Subway Straps Beam Ads to Your Smartphone
Link to article on Japan Trends:

12) Sofia, Bulgaria Launches Free Wireless Net on Public Transportation Buses
Link to Sofia News Agency article:

13) Bangalore Transit Agency Mapping Its Stops, So You Know When to Start
Link to article in Daily News & Analysis:


14) West Virginia to Launch Traffic Alert System
Link to article in the Charleston Daily Mail:

15) Texas DOT Expanding Construction Traveler Information System on I-35
Link to article in The Reporter:

16) Costa Rica's 'Smart' Traffic Signals Underachieving
Link to article on Inside Costa Rica:

17) Yandex Giving Istanbul Traffic Info on LED Boards
Russian search engine company placing traffic speeds on 12 sign boards.
Link to article on Hurriyet Daily News:

18) Transport Plan for Hyderabad Area to Have IT Voice
Link to article in the Deccan Chronicle:


19) California's Taking the Lead on Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:

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Today in Transportation History    
1862 **150th anniversary** Confederate troops abandoned Fort Pillow in Tennessee.  The fort guarded the Mississippi River and its fall allowed Union forces to capture Memphis.

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