Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 18, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Cathay Pacific Partners with Klout to Provide Access to Business Discounts
Link to article on Tnooz:
Link to news release:


2) Canadian Trucking Firms Missing Out on Social Media Opportunities
Link to article in Truck News:


3) Queensland Transport Minister Coy on Public Transport Data
Link to AAP article:

4) The Transportation Communications Newsletter
Two different interviews with Bernie Wagenblast about the newsletter and traffic reporting.
Link to interview on WFME Radio's WFME Reports:
Link to interview on WFME-TV's Community Impact:

5) My Engineering Epiphany: Communication is Not the Plan, It is the Data
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


6) Virginia 'Socializes' Public Safety
Link to article in Government Technology:
Link to news release:


7) Satellite to Watch for Space Junk
Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:


8) Viewpoint: Telematics, Cognitive Dissonance and Distracted Driving
Link to article on Telematics Update:


9) Virginia's 495 Express Lanes Unveil New Ops Center
Link to article on Transportation Nation:


10) Maryland Transit Administration Recording Bus Conversations to Eavesdrop on Trouble
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

11) California's SamTrans Misses the Bus on Real-Time Info
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

12) DC Metro: Full Wireless Access Delayed Until 2015
Link to article in The Washington Post:

13) Newsletter No. 1 from POLITE (Policy Learning in Information Technologies for Public Transport Enhancement)
Link to newsletter:


14) Traffic Eyes in the Sky Aim High Over Metro Vancouver
Link to article on Surrey Now:

15) Real-Time Traffic Services Heating Up in Turkey
Link to article in GPS Business News:

16) The Problems with Measuring Traffic Congestion
Link to commentary on Reuters:


17) Why Your Next Car Should – and Shouldn't – Be a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Link to article in Popular Mechanics:

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Today in Transportation History    
2007 **5th anniversary** A motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was bombed in Karachi.  The attack killed at least 139 people and injured nearly 500.

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