Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 11, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) West Virginia Airport Could Test Virtual Control Tower Technology
Link to article in The Register-Herald:

2) Sea-Tac Airliner Tests Could Yield Quieter, More Efficient Landings
Link to article in The Seattle Times:

3) Dubai Airports Campaign Wins Social Media Award
Link to article in the Khaleej Times:
Link to information on other award winners from Travel + Tourism:


4) Apple Announce Homegrown Mapping Service for iPhone, iPad
Traffic updates will be included.
Link to IDG News article:


5) Maryland Increasing Use of Radar, Cameras to Monitor Chesapeake Bay
Link to article in The Daily Times:


6) Japan Government, Companies Pushing ITS in Emerging Markets
Link to article on Green Car Congress:

7) Hosts of Car Talk to Retire; Show to Continue in Reruns
Link to article in People:
Link to story on WBUR Radio:

8) Presentations from ITS-NY Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition
Link to presentations:


9) Can Our Smartphones Convince Us to Walk More?
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


10) NJ Transit Public Service Announcements Put Human Face on Track Tragedies
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


11) Positive Train Control Mandate Adds to Remote Power Challenges
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


12) Man Works to Reduce Signage Along Oceanside Route in Florida
Link to article in The Daytona Beach News-Journal:


13) No Elegant Technical Fixes for Distracted Driving
Link to AP article:

14) States, Feds Poised to Write New Chapter in Public Safety Communications
Link to article in Government Technology:

15) Vietnamese Road Transport Firms Fail to Install Black Boxes in Vehicles
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:


16) QNX's CAR 2 is an App Platform for Your Vehicle
Link to article on Gizmag:


17) City of Topeka Uses Cameras to Manage Traffic
Link to article in The Topeka Capital-Journal:

18) Unlocking Real-Time Traffic, Bus and Rail Data Powers Revolution in Travel Choices
Link to article in Local Transport Today:

19) A Profile of Veteran Toronto Traffic Reporter Bob Summers
Link to story on CP24:


20) Big Summer Test of 'Talking' Cars Coming to Michigan
Link to article in USA Today:

21) Apple's Siri Will Know Movies, Sports, Work in a Car
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

22) Touch, Speak, Tap: Taking Five Connected Cars for a Spin
Link to article in The New York Times:

23) Merging Cellphones and Dashboards
Link to article in The New York Times:

24) Rhythms for the Highway, Before the Age of the iPod
Link to article in The New York Times:

25) An Eventful Week in the Connected Car World
Link to blog on MSN:

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Today in Transportation History    
1937 **75th anniversary** R.J. Mitchell, a British aeronautical engineer who designed the Spitfire, died.

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