Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 5, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA OKs New Flight Paths for Landings at Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Program will use satellite-guided technology and result in fuel savings.
Link to article in The Seattle Times:

2) FAA Advances NextGen Data Comm, Voice System Acquisitions
Link to article in Aviation International News:

3) Asian Airport Operators a New Tech Frontier for Amadeus
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

4) (Don't Get) Lost in Translation – Mastering the Language of Aviation
Link to article in FAA Safety Briefing:


5) Cyclists' GPS Data Used to Improve Cycle Infrastructure in Fort Collins, Colorado
Link to article on


6) These Remotely Operated Boats Will Defend US Harbors – with Surface-to-Air Missiles
Link to article on Gizmodo:


7) Adding a Bit of Intelligence to Transportation
Link to article in Connected World:

8) Urban Mobility Day – European Commission's Expert Group on ITS for Urban Areas
Link to article from ERTICO:

9) Bookstores in Transportation Centers Take Cues from Indies
Link to article in Publishers Weekly:

10) South Carolina DOT Customer Service Center Handles Agency Calls
Link to article in The Connector:


11) Indiana DOT, Purdue Partner on Program to Match Accidents, Damage Reports
Link to article in the Journal and Courier:


12) US DOT Anticipates 400 Reports Annually of 'Close Calls' from DC Transit Authority Employees
Link to article in Government Security News:

13) Metrobus Won't Allow Public to View Video of Accidents
Link to story on WRC-TV:


14) Georgia 511 System, Traffic Cameras, Navigator Website Out of Order
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

15) Your Local Traffic Report … From Hundreds of Miles Away
Link to article in The Washington Post:

16) WTOP Thinks Traffic Reports Should Be Home-Grown, But Does It Matter?
Link to blog on DCist:

17) Seattle Offers Number of Online Resources to Track Winter Weather
Link to CHS Capitol Hill Seattle blog:


18) Silicon Valley Technology Could Be Key to Connect Cars for Safer Driving
Link to article on

19) Loss Aversion to Road User Charging and the Autonomous Vehicle
Link to Grush Hour blog:

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Today in Transportation History    
1967 **45th anniversary** In Lewisham, England a passenger train derailed at the Hither Green Station.  The crash killed 49 people and injured 78.

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