Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Going to TRB?

I'll be at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning.  In addition, I'll be speaking at Session 326 on Monday at 1:30 pm about the challenges of news aggregation.  It will be in the Hilton in Columbia Hall 5.  If you're available please join our session.  If you can't attend, but plan to be at TRB Sunday through Tuesday, please let me know and hopefully we can meet. 


1) Common Use Passenger Processing System – Common Sense?
Link to article in Passenger Terminal World:

2) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  Los Angeles International Plans Multi-Sensory Passenger Experience
 Lagos Airport First African Airport to Offer Free Wi-Fi
 -  Nashville International Launches Parking Shuttle-Tracking Application
 -  Oslo Airport Initiates Self-Service Passport Control

3) Luggage Lost at the Wrong Airport? TrakDot Knows Where
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

4) Dating Website Connects Travelers at Airports
Link to story on WPLG-TV:

5) FAA's High-Tech Next Steps
Link to the National Journal Transportation Experts Blog:


6) A Closer Look at DC Capital Bikeshare Data
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


7) Interview with Eric Patten, Esri's Maritime Mapping Expert
Link to article and video on Government Technology:


8) Agencies Have the Tools to Unleash Dynamic Mobile Services
Link to article in GCN:

9) Traffic Technology International – January 2013
Link to magazine:


10) A Glimpse of the Future of Parking
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) Illinois Officials Say Traffic-Death Signs Spreading Awareness
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

12) Using Public Involvement for Highway Projects
Link to blog from Mead & Hunt:


13) Operation Lifesaver Starts New Chapter with Joyce Rose at the Helm
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


14) 911 Texting Moves to Real World
Link to article in GCN:

15) Chattanooga Tests Ultra-Fast System for Disaster Response
Link to article in GCN:


16) Telematics Could Mean Smaller, Driverless Farm Vehicles
Link to article in Farm Futures:


17) Wi-Fi Connection Launched on Florence, Italy Tramway
Link to article from Eltis:

18) Building a Map for the Insane Public Transit of Bangladesh
Link to article in Fast Company:


19) Key Source of San Francisco Bay Area Traffic Headaches Revealed by Top Researchers
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

20) Coimbatore, India Traffic Police Launch Website
Link to article in The Hindu:

21) Waze Glitch Sends Drivers to Flooded Highway in Tel Aviv
Link to article on The Times of Israel:

22) Virtual Traffic Lights Inspired by Insects Could End Traffic Woes
Link to article on Gajitz:


23) Smart Car Wars: Ford, GM Throw Open Their Doors to App Developers
Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Research Transportation Specialist – Office of Operations Research and Development, FHWA – McLean, Virginia

Upcoming Events
Customer Perspectives: New Options and Expectations for a Performance-Oriented Transportation System – January 13 – Washington, DC (TRB Annual Meeting)

Today in Transportation History    
1838 **175th anniversary** The Auburn & Syracuse Railroad began service

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