Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) United Airlines Says Hardware Issue Caused Computer Outage
Link to AP article:

2) Solving Commercial Aviation's $27 Billion 'Weather Problem'
Link to blog in The Hill: 


3) DC Traffic Cameras to Monitor Problem Intersections
Cameras will also issue tickets for blocking intersections and rolling through stop signs.
Link to article in The Examiner: 

4) Copper Thieves Knock Georgia DOT Cameras Offline
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

5) More Traffic Cameras Throughout England to Catch Drivers
Link to BBC News story:


6) New Signaling System Will Cut Cost of British Railways by £250 Million
Link to article on


7) Threatened Iconic Seward Highway Sign in Alaska Gets 'Stay of Execution' from FHWA
Link to article on Alaska Dispatch:


8) North and South Carolina Troopers Stage Joint Checkpoint on Border
Link to story on WSPA-TV:


9) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Shows Off $66 Million PATH Command Center
Link to article in The Record:

10) Metra Defends Response After Crane Collapse
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

11) Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Review Policy After Ads Were Pulled from Buses
Link to article in The News & Observer:

12) Almost All Public Transport in Ireland to Be Equipped with Free Wi-Fi by 2013: Minister
Link to article on Silicon Republic:

13) Customer Service Ranks High on MBTA Curriculum
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

14) Long Island Rail Road Mobile Ticketing Plans Moving Forward
Link to article from Newsday:

15) Utah Transit Authority Embraces Social Media
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

16) More People Will Only Ride DC-Area Buses if Information Gets Better
Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:


17) Wisconsin Transportation Agreement Hopes to Speed Response to Crashes, Reduce Congestion
Link to article in The Capital Times:


18) GOP Platform Opposes Monitoring of Motorists
Link to article in The Detroit News:

19) Autonomous Vehicles May Soon Drive California Roads
Link to article in Government Technology:

20) Next Wave in Car Audio is Not Hardware
Link to article on CEoutlook: 

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1962 **50th anniversary** An American U-2 reconnaissance flight confirmed the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba for the first time.

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