Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 13, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) JetBlue Computer Failure Delays Flights
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Signs Outside Indianapolis Airport Confusing Drivers
Link to story on WISH-TV:

3) As Paper Declines, FAA Studies E-Chart Pricing
Link to article in Flying:

4) US DOT Warns Travel Websites About 'No Flights Available' Message
Link to article in Travel Weekly:


5) iPhone's M7 Motion Processor to Integrate with Maps as Apple Develops Indoor Mapping, Public Transit
Link to article on 9to5Mac:

6) Google Maps Hits the Streets in Romania with Public Transit Support
Link to article on


7) Tom Vanderbilt: The Counterintuitive Science of Traffic
Link to article and video on Boing Boing:

8) Ads Respond to Passing Cars and Approaching Consumers
Link to article in Screenmag:

9) Smart Mobility Can Transform San Francisco's Infrastructure
Link to commentary in the SF Examiner:


10) New Jersey Transit Making Policy Changes on Advice of Attorney General But Won't Explain What Those Changes Are
Link to article in The Record:


11) Rotterdam 'Breaks Record' as RailTV Rollout Continues
Link to article in Screenmedia:


12) New York City to Equip 500 Vehicles with Transmitters to Better Manage Streets
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


13) South Florida Turns to 'Magic' to Slow Down Drivers
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:

14) Hampton Roads, Virginia Bomb Threat Raises Communication Issues
Link to column in The Virginian-Pilot:


15) New New York City Taxi Ads to Give Passengers Rooftop View
Link to article in the New York Post:


16) Transit Agencies Read to Assist Employers with Workers' Commuting Needs
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


17) Transport for London Considers Using Social Media to Improve London's Traffic
Link to article in Computerworld UK:

18) Singapore's Land Transport Authority Upgrading Electronic Signs on Expressways
Link to article in Today:

19) Officials in Fort Lee, New Jersey Say No Communication from Port Authority on George Washington Bridge Changes
Link to column in The Record:


20) Race is On as Automakers Embrace Self-Driving Cars
Link to article in The Detroit News:

21) Connected Vehicle Executive Eyes Evolving Digital Dash
Link to article in Radio World:

22) Articles Look at Issue of Driver Distraction and Technology
 -  Short Range Internet Key to Cars Connectivity
 -  Emergency Reaction Slower with Automated Driving
 -  Wellbeing Spending Prods Ford to 'Health Seat'

23) Nokia on Hunt for Car Firms to Carry Its Mix Radio Service
Link to article in Marketing:

Friday Bonus
This week's bonus is a little different.  As a life-long New Jersey resident (not counting six months as a Hoosier) I thought it would be interesting to see if I could collect a unique audio clip to represent each of the state's 565 municipalities.  So far there are several transportation-related clips, including modes not usually covered in the TCN, such as tram cars and steam trains.  I invite you to click on the link below and give a listen.  Just double-click on any of the photos for am brief audio tour.  More clips are being added daily.  I welcome your comments.

Upcoming Events
Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference – October 24-26 – Kitchener, Ontario

Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** Aurel Vlaicu, a pioneering Romanian pilot and airplane builder, was killed while trying to fly over the Carpathian Mountains.

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