Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Delta Wants Pilots to Test Turbulence on Boeing 737s with iPads
Link to article in the Puget Sound Business Journal:


2) Many Local Authorities in UK Unaware of Benefits of ITS
Link to article in The Guardian:


3) Pullman, Washington Considering Parking Warning System for First-Time Offenders
Link to article from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News:


4) Texting Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes Get 'Slap on the Wrist,' Say Victims' Families
Link to story on NBC's Rock Center:


5) Tech Upgrades Spur Bus Ridership Spike in Concord, North Carolina
Link to article in Government Technology:

6) Michigan's MAX Transit Rolls Out Mobile Text-Alert Service
Link to article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal:

7) Texas' TAPS Public Transit Launches Online Store
Link to story on KTEN-TV:


8) Madurai, India Traffic Police Take the Plunge Into Social Networking
Link to article in The Times of India:


9) Audi Unveils In-Car 4G LTE Wireless Broadband
Link to article in Microwave Engineering Europe:

10) Continental Deploys Magic to Reduce Driver Distraction
Link to article in automotiveIT International:

11) Visteon Displays Mid-Range Infotainment Platform and E-Bee Concept
Link to article in automotiveIT International:
Link to news release:

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Today in Transportation History    
1793 **220th anniversary** Jean-Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America, traveling from Philadelphia to Deptford, New Jersey.

1863 **150th anniversary** The original line of the London Underground opened between Paddington and Farringdon.

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