Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airlines Start Move to New Shopping, Ticketing System
Link to article in USA Today:


2) Coca-Cola Accused of Illegal Mapping in China
Link to AFP article:

3) How LIDAR is Revolutionizing Maps, Geospatial Data
Link to article in GCN:


4) Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India
Link to The Atlantic Cities:


5) NHTSA, Safety Partners Encourage Young Filmmakers to Send a Safety Message
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


6) NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations for Signal Maintenance
Link to article in Railway Track & Structures:

7) Articles from Progressive Railroading – March 2013
 -  Progress with Positive Train Control Gauged at NTSB Forum
 -  Class I Railroads Rate the State of Positive Train Control


8) Chevrolet to Accelerate Dealer Telematics Training
Link to article in Marketing Daily:

9) Q&A: Telematics, India and In-Vehicle Infotainment
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


10) 'Real-Time' Travel Times Come to the Big Screens Over New Jersey Highways
Link to article in the Daily Record:

11) Twitter Trafficwatch Service Launched in Northern Ireland
Link to story on UTV:


12) Car Infotainment to Expand After Soft Growth in 2013
Link to article in EE Times:

News Releases

 -  Request for Information – Surface Transportation System Automation – Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1988 **25th anniversary** The Seikan Tunnel, the longest and deepest undersea rail tunnel in the world, opened between Hokkaido and Honshu in Japan.

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1 comment:

MJ said...

Very comprehensive list of transportation headlines in the world today! I found the article about railway safety recommendations to be very interesting.

Public safety is a major facet in any city, county, state or country’s public transportation system and must be properly maintained at all times.

iNewsource has just launched a story regarding an officer-involved shooting at the Chula Vista trolley station in San Diego County (California), raising questions about the training these contracted security officers have received by their employers to respond properly and adequately in emergency situations.

You can read follow the story here: