Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 22, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Re-evaluating Proposed Move of Air Traffic Monitoring from Abilene to Dallas-Fort Worth
Link to story on KTXS-TV:

2) Hillsborough, Hernando Officials Settle on New Name for Florida Airport
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

3) Memo Blames Weekend Delays at Charlotte Airport on Air Traffic Controllers, 'Communications Breakdown'
Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:

4) How Southwest Airlines Wrangled Four Social Media Crises
Link to article on Ragan's PR Daily:

5) American Airlines Reaps Social Media Gains from Its Rebranding
Link to article on Tnooz:


6) Thailand Launches ITS Project
Link to article in FutureGov:

7) ITS Raises Safety Level
Link to Postmedia News article:


8) 'Secret' Informal Car Defect Probes More Common
Link to article in USA Today:

9) UK Council Websites Fail on Planning, Housing and Transport
Link to article in The Guardian:

10) Social Media Tools in Practice: Arizona DOT
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


11) Traffic Signal Systems 2012
Link to Transportation Research Record:


12) TSA Apologizes for Attempting to Screen Toddler in Wheelchair
Agents told mother it was illegal to video-tape screening.
Link to story on CBS News:


13) San Francisco Muni Tunnels Still Have No Cell Service
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

14) Los Angeles Metro Board Considers Contract to Have Cellphone Equipment Installed in Red and Purple Line Station Areas
Link to The Source blog:


15) The Greatest Disruptive Force in the Automotive Industry
Tesla's Model S is also notable for its infotainment and embedded connectivity.
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

16) Spectrum Management: Further Consideration of Options to Improve Receiver Performance Needed
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

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Friday Bonus
I've seen some interesting things at bus stops, but nothing quite like this.

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Today in Transportation History    
1943 **70th anniversary** The Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Weyburn struck a mine near Gibraltar and sank.  Twelve crew members died.

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