Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Air Canada Crew, Passengers Help Locate Yacht in Distress Off Australia
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2) Changing Name of Florida's Hernando County Airport Seen as Business Decision
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

3) Airports Plan Social Media Spending Boost
Link to article on Tnooz:
Link to news release:

4) Articles from AeroSafety World – October 2012
 -  Putting It Into Words – Non-Standard Phrases, Slang and Rapid-Fire Speech Hinder Pilot-Controller Communications
 -  The Age of the iPad as an Electronic Flight Bag
 -  Launching a Safety Management System Brings New Challenges for a Small Airline


5) Port of New York and New Jersey Celebrates Port Industry Day
Link to audio report on Transportation Radio:


6) Thinking Aloud Podcast
Link to podcast from Thinking Highways:

7) ERTICO eMagazine – October 2012
Link to newsletter:


8) Maine DOT Engineers Experience Challenges Faced by Pedestrians with Handicaps
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:


9) Telematics, Ford and the Future of Mobility
Link to article on Telematics Update:


10) Loop Mobile Launches Traffic Alert Service in Mumbai
Link to article on Tech2:

11) Road Peer Mobile App Informs Road Users of Traffic Hotspots in Lagos, Nigeria
Link to article in The Guardian:


12) NHTSA Seeks Human Controls for Driverless Cars
Link to article in Automotive News:

13) A Private Office on the Highway
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

 -  Call for Entries – 2013 Best of ITS Awards – ITS America

Upcoming Events
Talking Operations Webinar: Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory and Control Information – November 1

Today in Transportation History    
1977 **35th anniversary** West German commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Mogadishu, Somalia which had been hijacked on October 13.  Three of the four hijackers were killed during the rescue.

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