Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 8, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) The Next Tech at Seattle-Tacoma Airport: Wi-Fi and Power Outlets are Just the Beginning
Link to blog in The Seattle Times:

2) NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA Has Made Some Progress in Midterm Implementation, but Ongoing Challenges Limit Expected Benefits
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


3) Abu Dhabi's Cutting-Edge Cameras Get Ready to Put Brakes on Rogue Drivers
Link to article in The National:


4) America's New Maritime Spy Drone Program is Finally Getting Off the Ground
Link to article on Gizomdo:


5) Los Angeles MTA, Suicide Prevention Center Join Efforts to Combat Pedestrian Fatalities on Metro Blue Line
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

6) Talking Transportation: In the Field … On the Mark
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


7) Laws Against Driving and Cellphone Use Aren't Working, Study Finds
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

8) California Court: Hands on the Wheel, Not on Your Maps App
Link to article on CNET:

9) Can FirstNet Create a Truly Nationwide Public Safety Network?
Link to article in GCN:

10) April Brings National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Not a Moment Too Soon
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


11) HopStop Live Brings Real-Time Crowdsourced Transit Information to the iPhone
Link to article on The Verge:
Link to news release:


12) Drivers, You're Being Tracked; Bluetooth Makes Road Trips Easier with Traffic Control
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


13) The Battle for Your Dashboard: Cars Making Many New Technological Connections
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

14) States Want License Plates 2 B EZ to Read
Link to article in USA Today:

15) GM to Launch In-Car App Shop and Support It with 4G
Link to article on Gizmag:

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Today in Transportation History    
1968 **45th anniversary** BOAC Flight 712 experienced an engine failure and a fire.  The plane made a successful emergency landing but five aboard the flight died, including stewardess Barbara Jane Harrison.  She was awarded the George Cross her heroism.

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