Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 10, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA to Keep 149 Contract Towers Open
Link to article in Politico:
Link to statement from US DOT:

2) Many Air Passengers Never Turn Off Electronics, Survey Finds
Link to article in The New York Times:

3) Moving to the Cloud Let London-Gatwick Airport Kill 200 Servers
Link to article on CITEworld:


4) Cycling is the New Golf When It Comes to Business Networking
Link to article in The Economist:

5) Bikes and Bytes Hackfest to Create Bike-Themed Applications
Link to blog on PeopleForBikes:


6) US DOT Announces New Connected Vehicle Test Bed Affiliation
Link to further information:


7) Sponsorships Offered on 511 Websites, Mobile Apps and Traffic Camera Feeds
Link to article on ClickZ:

8) Schneider Electric Powers Up Services Business During Equipment Slump
Link to Dow Jones Newswires article:

9) White House Champions of Change Features Tech Innovators in Transportation
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


10) Montana DOT Beartooth Pass Crew Becomes Famous on Web-Posted Videos
Link to article in the Billings Gazette:

11) New Director of Georgia Road and Tollway Authority Promises Open Communications
Link to blog on the Saporta Report:

12) Landmark Steps to Liberate Open Data
Link to The White House Blog:


13) Wrong-Way Crash Combat: NTSB Takes Action
Link to story on WJZ-TV:

14) Via Rail Considering Passenger ID Checks
Link to CP article:

15) New Safety Program Premiers on AASHTO's Transportation TV
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

16) Traffic Safety at the Heart of Walks, Rallies Around the World
Link to story on the Voice of America:

17) Mobile Game Airport Scanner Helping TSA Officers Screen Luggage More Accurately
Link to article on GamesBeat:


18) Telematics and Eco-Driving Solutions
Link to article on Telematics Update:


19) Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority Launches Emergency Management Centers
Link to article in Gulf News:


20) When Cars Talk, this is What They'll Tell Each Other
Link to article in Computerworld:

21) Documentary Looks at Active Safety Systems
Link to The Thinking Car:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
If you think this is bad, wait until you see the pedestrian countdown signals.

 -  Survey – Use of Web-Based Customer Feedback to Improve Public Transit Services – Transit Cooperative Research Program
 -  Request for Comments – Potential Technology Trials – Federal Communications Commission

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Today in Transportation History    
1503 **510th anniversary** Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands, naming them Las Tortugas.

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