Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Dubai Airport Installs New Signage for Improved Wayfinding
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2) Race to Provide Free Wi-Fi on Planes Gets Interesting as JetBlue Unveils Free Service
Link to article on Tnooz:


3) Golden Gate Bridge Will Switch to Automated Tolling in Early 2013
Link to story on KCBS Radio:
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4) China Adds Two More Satellites to Global Positioning Network Set to Rival America's GPS
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5) SpotHero Allows You to Reserve a Parking Spot
Link to article in The Atlantic:


6) Phoenix Website Helps Visually Impaired Residents
Link to article in Government Technology:


7) PTC: Sounding the Alarm
Link to article in Mass Transit:


8) Daughter's Brush with Texting Driver Spurs Dad to Create Lifesaving App
Link to article on Inside Bainbridge:


9) Real-Time Transit Tracking System Predates Troll Patent
Link to Courthouse News Service article:

10) Police Requests for Myki Data 'Not Common'
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

11) GPS to Keep Auckland, New Zealand Buses on Time
Link to article in Auckland Now:

12) Smartcards to Debut in 2013, Helping Denver's RTD Collect Ridership Data
Link to article in the Daily Camera:

13) Public Transport Smartcards from November in South Australia
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

14) How Apple's Passbook Can Bring Mobile Ticketing Mainstream
Link to Latest electronics blog:


15) Tennessee DOT's Smartway Project to Help Ease Traffic Congestion in Williamson County
Link to article in The Tennessean:

16) Michigan DOT Traffic Control Keeps Sharp Eye on Bustling Metro Grand Rapids
Link to article on MLive:


17) HELP to Test New Truck Communications System for Driver and Credentialing Information
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

18) GM Offering Customers More Help with Touch Screens
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Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The US Air Force announced the names of six astronauts for the Dyna-Soar program.  The proposed spaceplane program was canceled in 1963. 

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