Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 14, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Unlicensed Radio Station Shut Down in Massachusetts After Interfering with Aviation
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

2) Chicago Mayor Pushes Digital Ad Expansion at Airports
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

3) How Air Traffic Control Can Use Television Signals to Plot Aircraft
Link to article in The Economist:

4) Adding Harvey Milk's Name to San Francisco Airport Could Cost Less Than Anticipated
Link to article in The Examiner:

5) Exicon: Airlines Must Tailor Mobile Solutions for the Passenger Experience
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

6) How Heathrow Airport Uses Social Media – Part I
Link to article in Airport World:

7) Finnair Travelers Can Use Facebook to 'Check-In' On Flights and See Who Else is Aboard
Link to article in Airport World:


8) Red-Light Camera Company to Pay $4.2 Million to New Jersey Motorists
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


9) Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


10) Mobile Travel Apps a Target for Patent Trolls
Link to article on Tnooz:

11) LED Concrete Walls Could Be Used for Communication and Advertising
Link to article on World Architecture News:

12) The Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

13) Traffic Technology International – February/March 2013
Link to magazine:


14) Pre-Paid Stickers Hard to Spot on Seattle Parking Meters
Link to story on KIRO-TV:


15) Want to Track Hazardous Chemicals in Train Cars? Good Luck
Link to article in the Winona Daily News:

16) US DOT Gets 'D' in Report on Responding to Freedom of Information Act Requests
Link to article in The Daily Caller:

17) New Jersey Transit Attempts Transparency with New 'Sandy Recovery' Page on Website
Link to article in The Record:

18) Oil and Gas Lobby Starts Ad Campaign Defending Tax Breaks
Link to article in The Hill:

19) Games in the Classroom: Teaching Transportation Planning with Board Games
Link to article in Catalyst:


20) Bombay High Court Directs Traffic Signs and Markings Be Put Up Across Mumbai
Link to TNN article:


21) More US than European Drivers Are On the Phone
Link to AP article:

22) California Earthquake Showcases Merits of Early Warning System
Link to McClatchy News article:

23) Florida State Senator Simulates Accident to Show Why Texting Ban is Needed
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

24) Newspaper Gets Reaction to Photo of Girl Walking on Railroad Track
Link to commentary in The Pilot:


25) Telematics Providing Food Shippers with Better Product Visibility
Link to article in Truck News:


26) Software Collapse Behind Lunch-Hour Shutdown of Montreal Metro System
Link to article in The Gazette:

27) MARTA Begins Website Ad Pilot Project
Link to article in Metro:


28) Using Facebook Login, Waze Has Been on the Road to Success
Link to AllFacebook blog:

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Today in Transportation History    
1863 **150th anniversary** Casey Jones, a railroad engineer who died while trying to stop his passenger train from colliding with a stalled freight train, was born in Missouri.

1903 **110th anniversary** The US Senate ratified the Hay-Herrán treaty between the US and Columbia.  The treaty would have allowed the US to build a canal across the Panamanian isthmus, and to lease a strip of land in perpetuity.  The treaty was never ratified by the Columbian congress.

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