Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 16, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Gatwick Airport to Hold Live Twitter Q&A for Disabled Passengers
Link to article in Airport World:
Link to news release:

2) International Civil Aviation Organization Oversees Real-Time Flight Plan Transition
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) SeatID Helps You Avoid the Crying Baby and the Smelly Hippie on Flights
Link to article on The Next Web:


4) Seattle: Who's Tracking Your License Plate – and Why
Link to story on KING-TV:


5) Association of American Railroads: Industry Committed to PTC Implementation, Despite Challenges
Link to article in Railway Track & Structures:

6) Electronic Device Distraction: A Message to Railroaders from FRA Administrator Joe Szabo
Link to video from the Federal Railroad Administration:


7) Young Drivers Still Texting, Surfing the Web
Link to article in USA Today:

8) SOL eMagazine No. 9
Articles on road safety efforts in Central Europe.
Link to SOL eMagazine:


9) Sri Lanka Color Codes Public Transport Vehicles
Link to article on ColomboPage:

10) Hack Day Resulting in Transit-Screen Excitement
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:

11) More Angelenos Riding Buses, Boarding Trains Thanks to Smartphone Technology
Link to blog on LAist:


12) Conference Calls for Intelligent Transport Systems in Fiji
Link to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation story:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Art work in the form of bridges.

Job Postings
 -  Assistant General Manager – First Transit – Peoria, Illinois
 -  Principal Transportation Planner – Capitol Region Council of Governments – Hartford, Connecticut

Upcoming Events
2012 Committee for a Smart New Jersey Symposium – December 14 – Piscataway, New Jersey (Rescheduled Date)

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The Detroit trolleybus system ended service.

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