Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports Lag Their Customers on Mobile Tech Route
Link to article in Investor's Business Daily:

2) Airlines Work to Improve Speed and Availability of In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to article in Travel Weekly:


3) China's Sat-Nav System to Have Civilian Uses
Link to IANS article:

4) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Offering GPS Training for Truckers to Avoid Bridges
Link to Bloomberg article:

5) Google Knows the Way, Right? When Map App Philosophies Collide
Link to column in The Seattle Times:


6) Smart Moves Newsletter from Florida DOT District Four
Link to newsletter:


7) Ferry Operator CalMac Investigating Options for Wi-Fi on Ships
Link to story on STV:


8) Why the Brands of Some of Today's Weather and Traffic Personalities Are No Accident
Link to article in Forbes:


9) Rhode Island Senate Group Recommends DMV Wait Times Be Put Online
Link to AP article:


10) UK Speeding Convictions Could Be Overturned Due to Font Problem
Link to BBC News story:

11) Automated Roadway Pavement Marker Placement System
Link to video from US DOT:


12) Kentucky Texting-While-Driving Ban Nearly Unenforceable, Police Say
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:


13) Packaged Telematics Suit Tough Automotive Apps
Link to article in EE Times-Asia:


14) Researchers Helping to Reduce New Zealand Traffic Jam Disruptions
Link to article from Fuseworks Media:


15) Rocky Start for Louisiana Transit System's GPS Updates
Link to article in The Advocate:

16) Transit Agencies to Test Automated Railway Inspection System
Link to article in the Boston Business Journal:

17) Citizens Can Report Reckless Bangalore Bus Drivers By Uploading Pictures
Link to article in the Deccan Herald:

18) New York MTA Threw Away Up to $250,000 Worth of Subway Maps Because of Outdated Fare Info
Link to article in the New York Post:

19) Mind the Gap Tube Announcement to Return After Widow's Plea
Link to BBC News story:


20) A Sign of Things to Come: Hertfordshire's Traffic Control Center
Link to article in The Comet:

21) 'Smart' Traffic Project Nearly Done in Washington County, Pennsylvania
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

22) iHeartRadio Introduces Local News, Traffic and Weather 'Add-Ins'
Link to article on All Access:

23) Survey Shows Customers Want Enhanced Passenger Information and Better Signage at Los Angeles' Union Station
Link to blog on The Source:


24) UK's RAC Launches Device That Warns Motorists Before Car Breaks Down
Link to article in the Daily Mail:

25) Is Carhacking a Serious Threat? Some Analysts Think So
Link to article on Nextgov:

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Today in Transportation History    
1888 **125th anniversary** The Great Blizzard of 1888 began along the US east coast.

1913 **100th anniversary** Edmond Perreyon set a new aircraft altitude record of 6,000 meters.

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