Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 12, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Refuses to Rank Airlines By Safety Records
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

2) Dubai Airports Introduce Smart Gates to Reduce International Wait Times
Link to article on Skift:


3) Toronto Transit Commission Suspends Use of Wheel-Trans Cameras to Weed Out Ineligible Users
Link to article in the Toronto Star:


4) Norway Mulls Broadband Internet Coverage in Arctic as Maritime Activity Grows
Link to AP article:


5) Long Beach, California Moves to Freeze Ice Cream Trucks' Music Output
Link to NPR story:

6) Articles from Texas Transportation Researcher
 -  Old Modes, New Data: TTI's Work in Bike and Pedestrian Research (page 4)
 -  Voice-to-Text Apps: No Safety Benefits (page 6)
 -  Plane Spotting: Sensors Assist General Aviation Airports with Plane Traffic Counts (page 11)


7) North Carolina Bill Weakens Cities' Regulatory Power Over Highway Billboards
Link to article in The Charlotte Observer:


8) Expert: Full Disclosure Needed on Risky Cargo
Link to article in The Gazette:


9) Transit Launches Real-Time Transit Schedules in Mexico City, Paris and, Perhaps Soon, Manila
Link to blog on VentureBeat:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
I'm sorry captain, I keep getting aft and stern confused.

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Today in Transportation History    
1918 **95th anniversary** The Japanese battleship Kawachi exploded and sank in Tokuyama Bay with the loss of 621 people.

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