Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 18, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Ottawa Airport Wired with Microphones as Canadian Border Services Prepares to Record Travelers' Conversations
Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:

2) US, Italian Companies Team on Air Traffic Management System for Europe
Link to story from UPI:

3) Digital Signage, Self-Service Streamline New Terminal at Las Vegas Airport
Link to article and video on

4) FAA Concerned External Digital Sources Could Connect with Gulfstream G280's Flight Control Systems
Link to article in Government Security News:

5) Effective Customer Service in Tight Budget Times
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recognizes outstanding customer service and uses technology to deliver it.
Link to article in Airport:

6) Airports New Passenger Focus Could Sideline Agents
Link to article on Travel Market Report:

7) Wearable Gadgets Upset FAA Curbs on Devices
Link to blog in The New York Times:


8) Navteq to Use Landmarks in Providing GPS Directions
Link to column in The Record:


9) Wireless Network Set for Pittsburgh Rivers
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


10) Vision System Tracks Trouble with Trains
Link to article in Vision Systems Design:


11) Detroit Bus System Uses Tracking System for Smoother Operations
Link to article in The Detroit News:

12) Survey Says Chicago-Area Commuters are Satisfied with Current Fare Card System
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

13) Public Transport Victoria Responds to App Outrage by Rebranding Classic Meltink App
Link to article in the Melbourne Times Weekly:

14) Cameras to Watch Seoul Subway Passengers
Link to article in The Korea Times:

15) Sacramento Buses Flash Their Location Via the Web
Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:

16) App Tracks New York City Subways in Real-Time
Link to article in Fast Company:


17) Columbus, Ohio Looks to Modernize Traffic Control Capability with New Center
Link to article in the Ledger-Enquirer:

18) Shanghai to Extend Traffic Index to TV, Radio
Link to article in the Global Times:

19) Drivers Generate Content for CTV Mobile Traffic Apps
Link to article in Mediacaster:

20) Indian Cops Handle Traffic with Smart Tools
Link to article in The Times of India:


21) Apple Vs. Microsoft – Battle for Your Car
Link to article in Field Technologies:

22) Automakers Race to Embrace the Wired Car
Link to story on CNBC:

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Today in Transportation History    
1767 **245th anniversary** English sea captain Samuel Wallis made what is considered the first sighting of Tahiti by a European.

1912 **100th anniversary** The French dirigible, Conte reached a record altitude of 9,925 feet.

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