Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 7, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FCC Calls on FAA to Allow Electronics on Planes
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Delta Air Lines Sued by California Over Internet Privacy
Link to Bloomberg article:

3) Challenges of Communication in Nigeria's Airspace
Link to article in This Day:

4) New Airport App Helps Guide Travelers Around Airports Quickly and Cheaply
Link to article in The New York Times:


5) Loan Taipei's City Bikes with Just a Mobile Phone
Link to article on CNET:


6) West Virginia Turnpike Not Promoting E-ZPass Enough?
Link to article in The Register-Herald:


7) CTIA: Dish Spectrum Will Not Interfere with GPS
Link to article in Wireless Week:


8) Ohio DOT Adds Green Lights to Snow Plow Trucks
Link to article in The Marietta Times:

9) National Work Zone Awareness Week Committee Seeks State Applications to Hold Kickoff Event
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


10) The State of Telematics and In-Car Entertainment – An Interview with Livio's Jake Sigal
Link to article from Edison Research:

11) Telematics Car Insurance: Vauxhall, Ageas and Ingenie Lead the Way
Link to article on Actuarial Post:


12) Massachusetts Seeks Alternatives to Pricey Green Line Signal System Overhaul
Link to State House News Service article:

13) Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago 'L' Graphics
Link to article in Print:


14) Much Touted Integrated Traffic System in Hyderabad Yet to Take Off
Link to article in The Hindu:


15) Black Boxes in Cars Raise Privacy Concerns
Link to AP article:

16) CNET Announces Nominees for 2012 Tech Car of the Year
Link to article on CNET:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Forget the radio, The Onion says there are new entertainment options when you're stuck in traffic.

 -  Request for Proposals – Interactive Traveler Information Kiosks – Hopelink

 -  Request for Proposals – Development of Training Module – National Rural Transit Assistance Program

Upcoming Events
International Road Federation Regional Conference: North Africa-Mediterranean – March 19-20 – Marrakech, Morocco

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** Pacific Electric's San Fernando Line was extended to Owensmouth, California (currently Canoga Park).

1972 **40th anniversary** Apollo 17, the last manned flight to the Moon, was launched.

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