Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 31, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Happy New Year 2013!

AVIATION

1) Airport Chatter Brings Airport Info to iPhone, Socializes Travel
Link to article on TechCrunch:

2) The Real Hazards of E-Devices on Planes
Link to blog in The New York Times:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Gothenburg, Sweden to Introduce Congestion Pricing
Link to AFP article:

SAFETY / SECURITY

4) Tennessee Sees Value in Fatalities Tally on Highway Signs Though Deaths Up
Link to article in The Tennessean:

TRANSIT

5) Popular DC Metro NextBus App Dies Amid Tech Companies' Spat
Link to article in The Examiner:

6) Tired of Secrecy, Grapevine, Texas Says Not So Fast to Regional Commuter Rail
Link to article in the Star-Telegram:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

7) Massachusetts DOT Announces Phone App for I-93 Corridor
Link to article in The Eagle-Tribune:
http://www.eagletribune.com/haverhill/x730421510/MassDOT-announces-phone-app-for-I-93-corridor


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Call for Abstracts – National Rural ITS Conference


Upcoming Events
Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition – April 24-26 – Ekurhuleni, South Africa


Today in Transportation History    
1972 **40th anniversary** Baseball player Roberto Clemente, and four others, died when the plane he was on crashed shortly after taking off from San Juan International Airport.  Clemente was en route to delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

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