Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

At Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE), we hate traffic.
But, we love mobility! SSE is a transportation engineering and planning firm that specializes in developing context-sensitive transportation solutions for simple to complex projects regionally, nationally and abroad.  At SSE, we work to identify transportation and traffic impacts and provide creative, multi-modal plans that are grounded in technically rigorous analysis and industry-accepted design standards. We strive to balance the needs and improve the quality of life of all users, including drivers, pedestrians, transit riders and cyclists.  Clients trust SSE to work collaboratively with diverse communities and stakeholders as a problem solver and “design mediator” to generate implementable, innovative and sustainable recommendations. To learn more about us please visit our website at For partnering opportunities, please write to, or call (212) 598-9010 x 135. For our weekly newsletter, TransCentral, filled with transportation-driven headlines from around the country, sign up here.


1) FAA Says 173 Air Traffic Control Towers Will Close on April 7
Link to story on CNN:

2) Aéroports de Paris Launches App in Six Languages
Link to article in Airport World:
Link to news release: (in French)


3) New Technologies to Help on Abu Dhabi Roads During Foggy Weather
Link to article in Gulf News:


4) Trouble on the Train? Send a Text to the British Transport Police
Link to article in Metro:
Link to news release:

5) Cellphones Shouldn't Be Able to Work in Moving Cars, Experts Say
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


6) App Would Give HART Users Real-Time Estimate of Bus Arrival Time
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

7) You Know Their Voices But Not Them
Link to Columbia News Service article:


8) 10 of the Most Effective Tools to Avoid Traffic
Link to article on Gadget Review:


9) A Look at the Road Ahead for Connected Vehicles
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:

10) Rolls Royce Debuts All-New Wraith with GPS-Controlled Transmission
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

11) DAB Radio Plans Affect Euro Automakers
Link to article in Radio World:

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1788 **225th anniversary** The First Fleet arrived at Norfolk Island to establish the first European settlement and to found a penal colony.

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