Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 15, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Considers Putting NextGen Weather System in the Cloud
Link to article on Nextgov:

2) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  Frankfurt's New Interactive Kiosks Enhance Self-Service Check-In and Bag Drop
 -  Satisfying the Need for Free Airport Wi-Fi


3) New Zealand Ministry of Transport Considering Coroner's Call for High-Visibility Clothing to Be Made Compulsory for Cyclists
Link to article on


4) Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


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


6) Carnival Cruise Mishap Creates Public-Relations Mess
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


7) Articles from Commercial Carrier Journal – February 2013
 -  Technology is Changing the Way Fleets Engage Drivers to Improve Behavior (page 33)
 -  Fleet Management Apps (page 30)


8) Nevada Bill Would Ban Pedestrians Texting While Crossing Roads
Link to AP article:


9) Talking Transportation Challenge: Do We Earn It or Buy It?
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) Utah's State Fleet Taps Technology to Collect Driving Data
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


11) Miscommunication Blamed for DC Metro Chaos
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

12) New App Lets You Know When and Where the Next Train is Due
Link to article in The Jersey Journal:

13) Moovit App Makes Public Transportation Easy and Fun
Link to blog on Green Prophet:


14) BMW's Monster of Tech Earns the Mantle of Most Connected Car
Link to review on CNET:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Sometimes commuting is like a day at the beach.

Upcoming Events
2013 International Highway Technology Summit – April 16-18 – Beijing

Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** The Tandy Subway, a privately-owned subway line in Fort Worth, Texas, opened.

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