Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 10, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Marks GPS Approach Milestone

Link to article on AOPA Online:

2) How Airlines are Using Google Plus

Link to article and infographic on SimpliFlying:


3) San Francisco Muni Wants More Cameras to Catch Cars in Bus Lanes

Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


4) Maritime Broadband Said to be 'Affordable'

Link to article in The Motorship:

Link to news release from Iridium Communications:


5) Microchip Off the Old City Block: New Yok City DOT Embraces Technology

Link to story on WNET-TV's MetroFocus:


6) Japan Testing Traffic Lights for Color-Blind Drivers

Link to article in The Telegraph:


7) UK's AA Latest Insurance Provider to Dive into Telematics

Link to article in Insurance Age:


8) SEPTA Operators Undergo Conflict-Resolution Training

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

9) Cork, Ireland Bus Passengers Kept Up to Speed by New Signs

Link to article in The Cork News:

Link to news release from the National Transport Authority:


10) Trying Travel Apps in Real-Time

Link to column in The New York Times:


11) Tornado? Traffic Snarl? New App Gives Updates for Tennessee

Link to article in The Tennessean:


12) Don't Look Now: A Car That Tweets

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

News Releases

1) NTSB Vice Chairman Testifies on Nationwide Ban on Driver Cellphone Use

2) FAA Approves Use of ARINC's HFDL Network for Air Traffic Control Data Link Communications

3) California Alliance for Jobs Launches High-Speed Rail Radio Campaign

4) Vermont's Chittenden County Transportation Authority and Addison County Transit Resources Receive Grant for New Service Through Public-Private Collaboration

5) 89 Million Insurance Telematics Subscribers Globally by 2017

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Innovation in Machine-to-Machine Platforms, Applications and Standards – February 15

Friday Bonus

The newest version of traffic enforcement cameras debut in France.

Today in Transportation History

1962 **50th anniversary** U-2 pilot Gary Powers was released in exchange for a Soviet spy at the Glienicke Bridge between Berlin and Pottsdam.


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