Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Senators Push FAA to Allow More Electronics on Planes
Link to article in USA Today:

2) LaHood: No Money to Keep Air-Traffic Control Towers Open
Link to article in USA Today:

3) Copenhagen Airport Launches Innovative Digital Wayfinding Tool
Link to article in The Moodie Report:

4) Computer Simulations of Future Air-Traffic Management System is Aim of NASA Solicitation
Link to article in Avionics Intelligence:


5) START Will Promote South Texas' Ports on Land, Sea, Air
Link to article in the San Antonio Express-News:


6) US DOT, Coast Guard Seek Comments on Future User Needs for Nationwide DGPS
Link to article in GPS World:


7) Intelligent Traffic System Shelved in Delhi in Favor of Active Traffic Management System
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

8) Integrated Corridor Management Demonstration Sites to Be Featured at ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to further information from RITA:


9) New York DMV Will Soon Let You Reserve Your Place in Line from Home
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:


10) Distracted Driving Targeted as Florida A&M Advertising Students Work in Prevention Campaigns
Link to article in the Tallahassee Democrat:

11) Social Media New Joystick for Indonesian Transportation Providers
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:


12) Poor Communication Between CSX and Marion, Ohio Officials During Crossing Repairs
Link to article in The Marion Star:

13) Deutsche Bahn Picks NFC Netstore's Outdoor Tags for Near Field Communications Ticketing
Link to article in NFC World:

14) Did Free Wi-Fi Make a Difference on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor Service? An Evaluation of the Impact on Riders and Ridership
Link to report from UC Davis:


15) Los Angeles County Sheriff Launches Anti-Terrorism Transit Website
Link to article on Sherman Oaks Patch:
Link to Transit Watch LA:

16) Activity Up on New Jersey Transit's Tip Line
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

17) Boston Rumors Aside, Cell Service Can Be Halted
Link to article in Politico:


18) Telematics and Redesigning the Navigation Experience
Link to article on Telematics Update:


19) New Jersey Transit to Provide Real-Time Information to Bus Passengers
Link to story on KYW Radio:


20) Delaware DOT Installing Antennas to Improve Reception of Traffic Information Station
Link to article in the Cape Gazette:

21) Real-Time Traffic Technology Coming to Forsyth County, Georgia
Link to article on Cumming Patch:

22) Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel-Time Reliability
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


23) Toyota Aims to Tackle Traffic Congestion
Link to article on TheGreenCarWebsite:

24) Audi Launches App to Find Cheapest Fuel
Link to article on Car Advice:

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Today in Transportation History    
1843 **170th anniversary** Samuel Morey, an American inventor who patented an internal combustion engine in 1826 and also was a pioneer in steamships, died in Fairlee, Vermont.

1973 **40th anniversary** Federal Express began operations with the delivery of 186 packages.

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