Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, September 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
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1) Technology Can Help Persian Gulf Air Carriers
Link to article in Gulf News:
2) Decoding Automation Before It Derails Your Flight
Link to article in FAA Safety Briefing:
3) Florida Cyclists Using Social Media to Get Traffic Information
Link to story and video on Bay News 9:
4) Musical GPS Lets You Steer Your Bike Without Looking at a Screen
Link to blog and videos on Grist:
5) Cruise Control? Charleston, South Carolina Port Officials Say New Billboard is Bad for Business
Link to story and video on WCIV-TV:
6) ITS United Kingdom Holds Manchester Launch for Inclusive Mobility Interest Group
Link to article from ERTICO:
7) Q&A with Seattle Traffic Reporter, Jenni Hogan, Twitter's Top Local TV Journalist
Link to interview on Lost Remote:
8) More of Texas DOT's High-Tech Sensors Could be Coming to Midland
Link to story and video on KWES-TV:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Social Media Brings New Capacities and Liabilities to Crises
Link to article on Nextgov:
10) OnStar for All Who Have the Wherewithal
Link to article in The New York Times:
11) Texas DOT Launches New GIS-Based Overweight Load Permitting System
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:
Link to additional information on TxPROS:
12) Faster? Shorter? Try Cheaper, Greener
Program gives drivers the most fuel-efficient route.
Link to article in GPS World:
13) Connected Cars: The Fine Line Between Innovation and Distraction
Link to blog on Mashable:
- Business Development Executive – RouteMatch Software – Atlanta, Georgia
- Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships – Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority – Des Moines, Iowa
17th Annual Central Europe/North America Airport Issues Conference – October 10-12 – Krakow, Poland
Today in Transportation History
1911 **100th anniversary** Bradford Lee Gilbert, an architect who designed a number of railroad stations, including an earlier version of Grand Central Station, died in Accord, New York.
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