Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 24, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Agencies' Views Vary Over Cellphones on Airplanes
Link to AP article:

2) A Guidebook for Integrating National Incident Management System for Personnel and Resources at Airports
Link to guidebook from the Transportation Research Board:


3) I-81 Truck Parking Study Looking at Real-time Traffic and Weather Information
Link to article in The Journal:


4) 'Generic Communications' By New Jersey Transit Agencies Criticized by Riders
Link to column in The Star-Ledger:


5) Inside Amtrak's (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers
Link to article on The Wire:


6) High-Tech Helps New Jersey Road Crews Stay Ahead of Snow
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

7) Amman, Jordan Spends Over JD200,000 a Year Maintaining Traffic Signs Damaged by Ads
Link to article in The Jordan Times:


8) Privacy Concerns Swirl Around TSA Pre-Check Program
Link to article in USA Today:

9) Study Shows Few People Report Wrong-Way Drivers in Central Florida
Link to story on WFTV-TV:

10) New York State Thruway Adds Flashing 'Wrong Way' Signs on Exit Ramp
Link to article in The Journal News:


11) Real-Time Bus Arrival Info Coming to Brooklyn and Queens Next Month
Link to story on WNYC Radio:

12) Using Passenger Information Systems to Generate Revenue
Link to article in Mass Transit:

13) Musician Wants to Make the New York City Subway Sound Better
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


14) Taiwan's Police Broadcasting Service, a Source of Real-Time Traffic Information, Marks 60th Anniversary
Link to article on Focus Taiwan:

15) Q&A: Katie Austin Has a Passion for Madison, Wisconsin Traffic
Link to article in The Capital Times:

16) Florida's 511 System Keeps Drivers in the Loop
Link to column in the Ocala Star-Banner:


17) Ford Said to Drop Microsoft for BlackBerry QNX in Syncing
Link to Bloomberg article:

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Today in Transportation History    
1989 **25th anniversary** A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Sydney suffered a cargo door failure resulting in explosive decompression and the death of nine passengers.

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