Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) What Do Airlines Really Know About Using Social Media in 2012?
Link to article on Tnooz:


2) The Forgotten Mapmaker: Nokia Has Better Maps Than Apple and Maybe Even Google
Link to article in The Atlantic:


3) Intelligent Transport Plan for Qatar 'In Its Final Stages'
Link to article in Gulf Times:

4) Trimble Completes TWM Acquisition
Link to article in Transport Topics:

5) Safe Highway Matters – Fall 2012
Link to newsletter:


6) Michigan Governor: No Budget to Get Message Out on Bridge, Emergency Manager Proposals
Link to article in The Detroit News:


7) Amtrak's New Virtual Assistant Can Answer Your Questions Online … Sort of
Link to article on The Transit Wire:


8) Computer Problems Close Melbourne Tunnels Causing Traffic Chaos
Link to story on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

9) Scoring Coveted Brown Highway Signs Can Pay Off
Signs replace ineffectual GPS to guide tourists to North Carolina's Nantahala Gorge.
Link to article in the Smoky Mountain News:


10) Security Flaws Exposed at Washington, DC Airports via Online Posting
Link to article in Network World:


11) Nissan Previews Self-Driving Car
Link to IDG News Service article:

12) Presentations from the Connected Vehicle Safety Meeting in September Now Online
Link to presentations from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director of Electronic Toll Collection – MTA Bridges and Tunnels – New York, New York

 -  Call for Demos – IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2012

Upcoming Events
Webcast: FAA Speaker Discusses Unified Communications – October 16

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** Wally Schirra flew on Sigma 7, the fifth US manned space mission.

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