Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 20, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) American Airlines to Begin Tablet Roll Out to Flight Attendants Later this Year
Link to article on Tnooz:


2) US Department of Homeland Security Eyes Toll Booths to Automatically Detect GPS Jammers
Link to article on Nextgov:


3) Port Metro Vancouver Use GPS-Based System to Track Trucks
Link to article in The Province:


4) EU Hatching New Plan for Transport R&D
Link to article on Science|Business:
Link to report:

5) Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss Moving from WTOP Radio to WRC-TV in DC
Link to article on TVSpy:


6) Look Out! New York City DOT Creates Crosswalk Decals, Ad Campaign to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents
Link to article in The New York Observer:
Link to news release:


7) Advocates Try to Bridge Gap in Public Awareness of Infrastructure
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:


8) Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple of Copying Its Railway Clock Design for iPad Clock App
Link to article on TechCrunch:


9) Ohio DOT to Launch Ads at Rest Stops, Sell Naming Rights to Roads and Bridges
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

10) New Kinds of Traffic Signs Promise to Keep Everything Flowing
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


11) Apple's Secret Plan to Join iPhones with Airport Security
Link to story on CNN:

12) TSA Analyzes Mobile Needs Before Deployment
Link to story on WFED Radio:


13) Telematics and the Future of Automotive Apps
Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) Court Rules New York MTA Must Run Anti-Jihad Ad
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

15) iOS 6 Maps Come Without Transit Directions
Link to column on The Huffington Post:

16) Garmin Looks to Fill an iOS 6 Void, Updates Navigation Apps with Public Transit, Street View
Link to article on The Verge:

17) Halifax Metro Transit Lacking Onboard Announcements
Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

18) Rural Transit and Technology: A Report from the National Rural ITS Conference
Link to article on The Transit Wire:

News Releases

 -  Call for Papers and Presentations – 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition – ITS America

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Rural Traffic Incident Management – October 16

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** The first transcontinental truck delivery was completed.  The trip took 91 days.

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