Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Airways Employs Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

2) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport's Five-Day Silence Screams
Link to commentary in The Birmingham News:


3) ITS America Annual Meeting 2013 Pre 1 eNewsletter
Link to newsletter from ITS International:


4) Singapore Government to Co-Fund New Technology Trials to Enhance Smart Living and Working
Link to article on Channel NewsAsia:

5) Technologies at SXSW Evolving How We Get Around
Link to Mobility Lab blog:


6) European Rail Desperately Needs Smarter Online Booking Platforms
Link to blog on Tnooz:


7) Easy-to-Read Signs at Delaware Water Gap Park Help Motorists Find Their Way
Link to article in the Pocono Record:


8) Texting in Traffic: Adults Worse than Teens
Link to article in USA Today:

9) Federal Database Coming for Truck Drivers Who Fail Drug Tests
Link to article in The Hill:

10) California VIN ECON Next-of-Kin Notification Bill Has Global Implications
Link to Strategy Analytics blog:


11) Traffic Information in Toronto
Link to article on

12) Japan Provides Funds to Install Electronic Traffic Signs on Highways in Sri Lanka
Link to article on ColomboPage:


13) BMW Brings iPhone Apps to Dashboards
Link to article in Information Week:

14) Will Ford's Open-Source Car API Drive Us to Distraction?
Link to article on TechHive:

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Today in Transportation History    
1933 **80th anniversary** An Imperial Airways flight crashed near Diksmuide, Belgium killing all 15 people aboard.  Some believe it was the first airliner lost to sabotage.

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