Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 9, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Donations

When I announced the start of the biannual TCN fundraiser I noted that unlike public radio I won't interrupt the 'programming' to ask for your support.  However, there is one idea from public radio that I have stolen and that's offering you something in return for your donation.  No, it's not a CD from Les Misérables or a canvas book bag.  Hopefully, it's something even more useful.  For a $100 contribution you get an ad in the TCN and for just $25 I'll record a simple phone message, or something similar.  Not only do you help keep the TCN coming every day, you can use me to help you communicate your message.  Information on how to contribute can be found below.  Thank you! 


1) Group Calls for Improved Signage, Terminal Wi-Fi and NextGen Implementation for New York Area Airports
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

2) High-Tech Times as Travel, Retail and Augmented Reality Hit Airports
Link to article on Tnooz:

3) Articles from Air Industry Review
 -  Extending ADS-B Coverage to Remote Regions
 -  Fundamental Changes SESAR is Bringing to Air Traffic Management
 -  How the World's Best Airports Are Offering State-of-the-Art Entertainment


4) How Much Do Automated License-Plate Readers Know About You?
Link to The Atlantic Cities:


5) Everybody Already Hates the Google Maps Redesign
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


6) Wayfinding Signs Driving Downtown Manhattan Residents Up the Wall
Link to article in The Villager:


7) Auditors Tell Congress to Halt Maritime Worker Biometric ID Rules
Link to article on NextGov:


8) Traffic Technology International – April/May 2013
Link to magazine:


9) Motorists Face World's First Talking Parking Ticket
Link to article in The Telegraph:


10) Push to End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers
Link to story from NPR's All Things Considered:

11) Amber Alert Technology Now Thwarts Many Kidnappers
Link to article in The Washington Post:


12) Aiming to Gain True 'Real-Time' Data from Trucks
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


13) TriMet Ticket Machine Bug Falsely Froze Thousands of Riders' Credit Cards
Link to article in The Oregonian:

14) Chicago Transit Authority Adjusts Ad Policy
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


15) Reports: Facebook is Buying Waze for Up to $1 Billion to Court Mobile Users
Link to article on TechCrunch:
Link to article and video on Calcalist:


16) The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Recording Industry Forward?
Link to article in Billboard:

News Releases

TCN Contributions
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Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** The launch of the first successful satellite for the Missile Defense Alarm System took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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