Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 25, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Athens International Airport Introduces 'Internet Island' and Virtual Assistants
Link to article in Airport World:

2) The Future of Airport Customer Service
Link to article on AviationPros:


3) US DOT's ITS JPO Posts Descriptions of Dynamic Mobility Applications Selected for Development
Link to further information:


4) Intelligent Vehicles, Tools and Collaboration Hot Topics at Transportation Research Board Meeting
Link to article in Engineering News-Record:

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


6) Operation Lifesaver Adjusts Communication Methods to Reach 21st Century Audience
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


7) Majority of Americans Support Ban on Hand-Held Cell Use and Texting, Survey Finds
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


8) ResponderSafety Learning Network Offers Online News and Training to First Responders
Link to site:


9) BART Upgrade Could Boost Riders' Wi-Fi
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

10) Wi-Fi Network Planned for New York's Grand Central Terminal
Link to article in PC Magazine:

11) Why Talking Cars Will Be Good for Buses
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


12) Swapping Smarts for Asphalt
Virginia DOT uses smart traffic signals as a tool to cut congestion.
Link to article on Bacon's Rebellion:


13) Concern Mounts Over 5.9 GHz Band Spectrum Sharing, Future of Connected Vehicle Program
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Next time you go for a drive bring along Aerosmith, Elton John and Norah Jones.

 -  Call for Abstracts – National Rural ITS Conference

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Ten Year Impacts of Technology on Traffic Management Centers – February 6

Today in Transportation History    
1953 **60th anniversary** The RMS Empress of Canada caught fire and heeled over while docked in Liverpool.  The ship was re-floated and scrapped.

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