Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Next in Spectrum Wars: Broadband for Airplanes
Link to article in Politico:

2) American Airlines Goes on Tour to Sell Its New Look
Link to article in the Chicago Business Journal:

3) Study: American Ranks as Chattiest US Airline
Link to story on CNBC:


4) Traffic Sensors Give Columbus, Ohio Bicyclists Green Lights
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


5) In Slovenia, Traffic Cameras Become a Flash Point
Link to article in USA Today:


6) California's Port of Hueneme Pushes Ahead with Marketing Strategy
Link to article in the Ventura County Star:

7) Business and Social Media: The Good and the Ugly
Traveler compares how WMATA and Amtrak responded to his tweets.
Link to blog on Tech.pinions:


8) Federal Railroad Administration Extends Comment Period for Proposed PTC Rulemaking
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


9) TSA Forms Industry 'Engagement' Group
Link to article in Washington Technology:

10) Families of Crash Victims Urge Texas Lawmakers to Ban Texting While Driving
Link to article in the Austin American-Statesman:

11) Thwarting Cargo Theft While Boosting Efficiency Through Technology
Link to article in Fleet Owner:

12) Smartphone App Steers Drivers Toward Safety
Link to article from the Association of University Technology Managers:


13) Some Las Vegas Taxi Companies Push Back on Tracking
Link to article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:


14) Electric Vehicle Telematics Bring the Cloud to the Car
Link to article on PluginCars:


15) SEPTA's Trains All Wrapped Up, Ready to Roll
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

16) Boston T Conductors Turn to iPhones for Updates
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

17) New York MTA Picks Finalists for Second Avenue Subway Line Video
Link to article in the New York Post:

18) Crowdfixing: Improving Transit with Social Media
Link to Switchboard blog from the National Resources Defense Council:


19) Honda Puts Siri in Three 2013 Models
Link to article in Automotive News:
Link to news release:

20) Network RTK for Intelligent Vehicles
Link to article in GPS World:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1948 **65th anniversary** Orville Wright died in Dayton, Ohio.

1993 **20th anniversary** Los Angeles Metro's Red Line opened.

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