Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 5, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) San Francisco International Airport to Ridesharing Apps: Stop!
Link to article in the San Francisco Business Times:

2) Birmingham Airport CEO: Contractors Had 'Serious' Concerns Before Airport Sign Fell
Link to story on WBRC-TV:

3) Analysis: Mobile Apps in Middle East Aviation
Link to article in Aviation Business:

4) How UK Airports Use Twitter to Better Communicate with Travelers
Link to article on Skift:

5) Tablets and Live TV Transforming Entertainment on Planes
Link to story on CNN:

6) Eyes of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Always on Alert
Link to article from DVIDS:


7) MapBox Uses Open Source Mapping, and Other Free Sources, to Compete with Big Companies
Link to article in The Economist:


8) Thailand First Overseas Client of China's 'GPS' System
Link to article on ZDNet:


9) 'Smart Corridor' Project to Ease San Mateo County, California Traffic in Good Times and Bad
Link to article on Belmont Patch:


10) Iconic Texas DOT Anti-Littering Campaign Makes Comeback
Link to story on KSAT-TV:
Link to news release:


11) YouTube Video Prompts New York State DOT Action
Link to article in the Press-Republican:


12) Honk if You Love Apps that Protect Teen Drivers
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release:


13) Google Sells Frommer's Guides Back to Arthur Frommer
Link to article in USA Today:

14) Travel Firms Told They Need to Keep Up with Passengers' Technology Demands
Link to article in Airport World:


15) Rome Public Transport Introduces Free Wi-Fi
Link to article in Telecompaper:
Link to article in Il Messaggero:

16) Police and Cameras Make Public Transport Safer in Berlin
Link to article on The Local:
Link to article in Der Tagesspiegel:

17) Transit Hackathon Planned for Baltimore this Weekend
Link to article on Baltimore Brew:


18) Tackling Terrible Traffic: How Cities Try to Ease Commutes
Link to story on NPR's Talk of the Nation:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
World's worst traffic jams

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1958 **55th anniversary** The twin peaks of Ripple Rock in the shipping channel of British Columbia's Seymour Narrows, were blown up in one of the largest non-nuclear explosions.

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