Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 21, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Smoothing the Airport Wait
At LaGuardia Airport, Delta use iPads to fill the wait time.
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Naples, Florida Airport Misses a Chance to Bond with Public
Link to editorial in the Naples Daily News:


3) ERTICO eMagazine – January 2013
Link to magazine:


4) Communications and Single Point Failures: What's Your Back-Up Plan?
Link to article in Marine News:


5) Bad Parking Job? Text the Driver Through the License Plate
Link to article on CNET:


6) Concerns Raised Over Warning System for Amtrak Acela Trains in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Link to story on WBZ-TV:


7) Understanding the Contributions of Operations, Technology, and Design to Meeting Highway Capacity Needs
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Voice-Operated Texting While Driving: As Unsafe as It Ever Was
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


9) Bill Seeks to Block Maryland Transit Administration from Recording Passengers' Conversations
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

10) Port Authority of Allegheny County to Launch New Service for Arrival Information
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to news release:

11) New York MTA Turns Off Blue Lights on Buses to Avoid 'Confusing' Drivers
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

12) An App That Uses Frustrated Riders' Phones to Tell You the Bus Will Be Late
Link to article in Fast Company:

13) Articles from Mass Transit
 -  Deciphering Google's Offerings in Today's Fast-Paced Environment
 -  Smarter Security


14) University of Maryland Lab Helps Keep Inauguration Traffic on Track
Link to article on Ellicott City Patch:


15) Top Car Tech from CES and the Detroit Auto Show
Link to video on CNET on Cars:

16) The Beast: President Barack Obama's High-Tech Super-Limo
Link to article on The Car Connection:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1968 **45th anniversary** A US Air Force B-52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed at Thule Air Base in Greenland.

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