Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 19, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) NTSB Says Crew Communication a Point of Interest in Asiana Crash Investigation
Link to article in Politico:

2) Trial Run Shows West Virginia Airport’s ‘Virtual Tower’ Exceeds Expectations
Link to article in The Register-Herald:

3) How SESAR will Impact European Aviation
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:

4) 10 Most Wi-Fi Connected US Airports and 10 Least-Connected
Link to article on Skift:

5) Social Biometrics – The Secret Ingredient for a Passenger-centric Airport
Link to article in Airport Technology:


6) Apple Buys Big Data Firm Locationary in Mapping Effort Push
Link to article on ZDNet:


7) Georgia Ports Authority Unveils Mobile Command Center
Link to AP article:
Link to news release:


8) US DOT’s Data Palooza Showcases a New Era of Transforming Technology
Link to article in Focus:

9) California Bill Would Require Giant ‘Not a Government Worker’ Signs on Buses Driven By Contractors
Link to blog on Curbed LA:


10) Transport Canada Mum on Rail Safety Rules
Link to CBC News story:

11) California’s North County Transit District OKs Email Purge Policy
Link to article in U-T San Diego:


12) GPS Means Long Bus Waits May Soon Be a Thing of the Past in Calgary
Link to article in the Calgary Herald:


13) Tallahassee, Florida Expands Use of Traffic Management Technology
Link to article in the Tallahassee Democrat:

14) Virginia 511: A Behind the Scenes Look
Link to story on WCAV-TV:


15) Heads Up! Yes, That’s a Map on the Windshield
Link to story on Fox Business:

16) New Ford System Helps Warn Police if Someone Approaches Car From Behind
Link to AP article:

Friday Bonus
Sometimes timing is everything.

Today in Transportation History    
1843 **170th anniversary** The SS Great Britain, the first ship to be built of iron and equipped with a screw propeller, was launched.  It was the largest ship to date.

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