Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airport Weather Observers Have Safety Concerns Over New FAA Plan
Link to article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

2) In-Flight Connectivity Driven By Passenger Demand, Habits
Link to article in Avionics:

3) British Airways Fuels Silicon Valley to London Hack at 30,000 Feet
Link to article on ZDNet:
Link to UnGrounded from British Airways:


4) US Lawmakers Push Bill to Limit GPS Tracking
Link to article in The Hill:


5) Articles from Parking Today
 -  How Emergency Phones Can Improve Security Response and Customer Service
 -  Parking Security: Worth the Money?
 -  Is It Time to Park an IP Video System in Your Garage?

6) Smart Parking: A Launchpad for Intelligent Transportation
Link to blog on GreenBiz:


7) US House Transportation Committee Chairman Hires New Spokesman
Link to article in The Hill:

8) New Road Safety Website Will Open a Wealth of Life-Saving Information, Says Road Safety Observatory
Link to article in the Fenland Citizen:


9) Free Internet Service to Be Provided on Manila-Area Toll Roads
Link to article in the Manila Standard Today:


10) DMV Driving Virginia's Next-Gen Identity System
Link to article on ZDNet:

11) Tablets' Mobility, Connectivity Lead to Adoption by Emergency Managers
Link to article in Government Technology:

12) Obama Administration Drives Release of Car Safety Data, Unveils New NHTSA SaferCar App for iOS
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:
Link to news release:


13) PATCO GM Apologizes for Train Stranded on Bridge, Lack of Information
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

14) New York City Subways Deploy a Touch-Screen Network, Complete with Apps
Link to article in Fast Company:

15) Connecticut Governor Plans Commuter Rail Council Change
Link to article on Darien News:


16) Arizona DOT Camera Upgrade Provides Faster Online Traffic Views
Link to Cronkite News article:


17) Israeli Driver Assistance System Introduces Driverless Technology
Link to blog on Triple Pundit:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1928 **85th anniversary** Charles Lindbergh received the Medal of Honor from President Calvin Coolidge.

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