Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) British Airways Turns to YouTube in Drive to Recruit Over 800 New Pilots

Link to article in the Belfast Telegraph:

Link to video from BA:

2) Virgin Atlantic Plans Cabin Upgrades

Changes include installing in-flight connectivity.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

3) Survey Seeks Guidance on Use of ITS for Ground Transportation Services at Airports

Link to survey from Gresham, Smith & Partners and the Texas Transportation Institute:

4) Aviation Safety: Making Wayfinding the Top Priority at Nigerian Airports

Link to commentary in the Daily Independent:


5) Tennessee Attorney General Says New Traffic Camera Law Valid, Even if Operators Lose Money

Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

Link to opinion from the Tennessee AG:


6) LightSquared Lashes Out at GPS Makers for Interference Problems

Link to article in Wireless Week:

Link to news release from LightSquared:


7) Watching a Driver's Every Move

Technology helps researchers study driver behaviors with the goal of improving safety and productivity.

Link to article in Light & Medium Truck:


8) App Lets Drivers Auction Public Parking Spaces

Link to article in Wired:

Link to Parking Auction:


9) PR Costs for Florida SunRail Project Re-angering Critics

Link to story on WTSP-TV:


10) High-Tech Solution Could Stop Drivers from Crossing Causeway During High Tide

Sensors, signs and gates could supplement webcam for Holy Island crossing.

Link to article in the Northumberland Gazette:


11) Online 'Safety Video Game' Targets Truck-Train Crashes

Link to article in USA Today:

Link to additional information and video from Operation Lifesaver:


12) Trimble: Telematics is 'a Vital Component in the Insurance Market Space'

Link to interview in Telematics Update:


13) Judge Rules Little Rock Bus Line Wrong to Deny Atheist Ads

Link to Reuters article:

14) The Social Subway

WMATA's Dan Stessel wants to make DC fall back in love with the Metro.

Link to article in The Washington City Paper:

Link to WMATA Twitter account:!/wmata

News Releases

1) HopStop Goes Green with Carbon Emissions Savings Calculator

2) Canada Makes Improvements to Bus Service Standards for Persons with Disabilities

3) BMW ConnectedDrive Now Providing Real-Time Traffic on the Internet

Upcoming Events

Keeping Up with Communication Technology: An Online Workshop on the Practical Use of Social Media – September 21

Friday Bonus

The future of transportation (as envisioned in the past).

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** An order was signed by the East German leader authorizing the closing of the border with West Germany. The next day construction of the Berlin Wall began.

The Federal Maritime Commission was established.


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