Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 11, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Satellite Company Plays Key Role in Search for Flight 370
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) FedEx CEO: Airlines Will Track Planes Better
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to remarks

3) Report: Poor Communication Cited in Gatwick Airport Christmas Eve Flight Disruptions
Link to Press Association article:
Link to House of Commons Transport Committee report

4) Confidential Airport Maps Inadvertently Published Online After Google Japan Error
Link to article on The Japan Daily Press:


5) Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


6) Communication Problem Causing Delays to E-ZPass Accounts in Virginia
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:


7) Ethiopia's First Expressway to Include ITS and Traffic Management Center
Link to article on roadtraffic-technology:


8) Transportation Aggregator App RideScout Launches in San Francisco
Link to article on TechCrunch:
Link to news release

9) Ontario Provincial Police Using Drones to Capture Collision Scenes
Link to article in The Record:


10) UK Information Commissioner Says Government Unlawfully Censored High-Speed Rail Report
Link to article in The Daily Mail:

11) Virginia Transit Commission Could Hide Critical Information from the Public
Link to article on


12) Maine House Advances Controversial Highway Signs Bill
Link to story on Maine Public Broadcasting Network:

13) Confusing Diversion Signs in Worcester, UK Send Drivers Dizzy
Link to article in the Worcester News:


14) US Pushes for UN Texting-While-Driving Ban
Link to article in The Hill:

15) Florida Tests High-Tech Devices to Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


16) The Responder – April 2014
Link to newsletter from the Traffic Incident Management Network:


17) TriMet to Upgrade Security Camera System
Link to story on KATU-TV:
Link to news release


18) Massachusetts Drivers Get Real-Time Traffic Info
Link to story on WCVB-TV:
Link to news release

19) 43 Busted Digital Massachusetts Highway Boards Leave Drivers in Dark
Link to article in the Boston Herald:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
This week's bonus is not a humorous one, but something I found fascinating. It shows real-time wind speeds worldwide.,3.86,324

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1809 **205th anniversary** The Battle of Basque Roads began between British and French naval forces.

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