Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser          

Hard to believe it's been six months since the last fundraiser, but it's time once again for my biannual contribution appeal.  Unlike your favorite public radio station, I don't interrupt the programming to ask for your support, but I do want to let you know your contributions are a major reason the TCN will be celebrating its 15th anniversary next month.  Information on how to contribute can be found below.  Thank you!


1) Birmingham Airport Sign Collapse: The Making of a Tragedy
Link to article in The Birmingham News:

2) Runway Incursions a Threat to Aviation Safety
Link to article in the Toronto Star:

3) Pilotless Passenger Planes Prepare for Take-Off
Link to BBC News story:


4) New York City Gets First Bike-Share Apps Before It Gets Bikes
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


5) GPS Devices to Monitor Long-Distance Buses in Sri Lanka
Link to article on


6) Presentations Available from Webinar on ITS European Congress
Link to further details from ERTICO:


7) Managing Utility Conflicts to Achieve the 3 C’s: Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Australian Ad Campaign Targets Pedestrians Listening to Music While Crossing the Road
Link to article on Mumbrella:


9) North Carolina Restricts Distribution of Crash Reports
Link to article in The Daily Reflector:

10) For Planners, Investment in Social Media Pays Dividends
Link to article on Planetizen:

11) What to Consider When Your Audience is Mobile
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


12) Nevada DOT to Start Using Fatality Numbers to Promote Safe Driving
Link to article in the Reno Gazette-Journal:
Link to news release:


13) Louisiana House Transportation Committee Backs Bill Banning Social Media While Driving
Link to article in The Times-Picayune:


14) Taxi Tech Firm Says Lawsuits Are Killing Its Business
Link to article in Crain's New York Business:


15) State Farm to Test Android App to Monitor Drivers
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

16) Telematics in Russia: Waiting for ERA-GLONASS
Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) Live from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania DOT's Eye on Traffic
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


18) MIT Envisions Future of Talking Cars that Can Plan Driver's Day
Link to article in Computerworld:

19) Indian Motor Vehicles Department Plans Automated Driver-Testing Tracks
Link to article in The New Indian Express:

20) Personal Branding on Cars Can Violate Laws
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

21) Here's Why New Car Tech is Four Years Out of Date
Link to article in Computerworld:

22) First Car Radio Without Screen
Link to article in CEoutlook:

23) From Powerpuff Mechanics to a Connected Cars Future
Link to blog on TMCnet:

News Releases

TCN Contributions
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Bernie Wagenblast
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Cranford, NJ USA 07016-2911
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Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1994 The Channel Tunnel, better known as the Chunnel, was opened between the UK and France.

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