Transportation Communications Newsletter
Friday, July 15, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) San Antonio, Texas Boasts Latest Training Technology for Air Traffic Controllers
Link to story and video on KENS-TV:
2) Air Canada Fined for No French
One instance cited where passenger requested 7Up in French but was served a Sprite.
Link to article and video in the Ottawa Sun:
3) Singapore Airlines Sorry for Aggravation on New Website
Link to article on Tnooz:
4) Engineering, Aerial Mapping Firm Woolpert Acquires Water-Mapping Company, Geomatics Data Solutions
Link to article in the Dayton Daily News:
5) New South Wales Government Announces One Body for Roads, Rail, Freight and Ferries
Link to article in the Macarthur Chronicle:
6) EMI by the Dashboard Light
Electromagnetic interference more of an issue as telematics increases in vehicles.
Link to article in Microwave Journal:
http://www.mwjournal.com/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_11086 (free registration required for full article)
7) California Lawmakers Push for Electronic Ads on Santa Monica Buses
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
8) Wi-Fi Service Now Available on Bay Area Light Rail System
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury Star:
Link to news release from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority:
9) Ottawa's OC Transpo Slams Private Twitters Tweeting Bus Updates
Link to CBC News story:
10) University Traveler Value of Potential Real-Time Transit Information
Link to article in the Journal of Public Transportation:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
11) No Car-tastrophe in '84
As Los Angeles prepares for Carmageddon this weekend, a look at what happened during the 1984 Olympics when massive traffic jams were predicted.
Link to video on KCET-TV:
12) Traffic and How to Avoid Future Carmageddons
Link to commentary on Fox Business:
Webinar: Statewide Opportunities for Integrating Operations, Safety and Multimodal Planning – August 2
If you've seen Star Wars these devices probably look familiar. Except these were created by GE in the 1960s.
Today in Transportation History
1741 **270th anniversary** Aleksei Chirikov, a Russian explorer, became the first European to reach the Alaska coast.
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