Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports Improve the Pick-Up Experience with Cellphone Lots
Link to article in USA Today:

2) JetBlue Exec: Mobile is Discovery Piece for Travelers
Link to article on Mobile Marketer:

3) European Airlines Said to Be Teaming to Control Costs of Air Traffic Modernization
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:


4) Vibrating Belt Uses GPS to Guide Cyclists By Tickling Them
Link to Press Trust of India article:


5) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – January 2013
Link to newsletter:


6) APM Terminals Callao Installs World's First RFID Port Safety Technology for Yard Equipment
Link to article in Port Technology International:


7) Up to Five UK Department for Transport Staff Sacked for 'Misuse of Social Media' Since 2010
Link to article on Huffington Post UK:


8) Consider 'Technology' and 'Innovation' When Talking Transportation
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


9) Starbucks Expressway? Washington State Could Sell Naming Rights to Roads
Link to story on KING-TV:


10) Big Data Drives Roadway Safety
Link to blog by Scott Belcher, ITS America:


11) MBTA: Mobile Apps Will Be Able to Track Green Line Trains by 2015
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

12) Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Rolls Out Transit Advertising Technology
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal
Link to news release:

13) Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


14) How New Jersey DOT Determines Travel Times
Link to column in The Record:


15) Panasonic Automotive Systems Upgrades In-Car Connected Infotainment Platform
Link to article on just-auto:

16) Toshiba Ships 200 GB Hard Drives for Cars
Link to article on the Inquirer:

17) Broadcasters' Guide to the Car Dashboard
Link to blog from Paragon:

News Releases

 -  Call for Nominations – 2013 National Roadway Safety Awards
 -  Call for Nominations – ITS America Board of Directors

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Learning from Hurricane Sandy – Best Practices for Mass Notification and Weather Emergencies – January 31

Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** Wally Parks, the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, was born in Goltry, Oklahoma.

1963 **50th anniversary** The longest railroad strike in history began against the Florida East Coast Railway.  The dispute wasn't settled for nine years.

1968 **45th anniversary** North Korea seized the USS Pueblo.

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