Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 18, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pilots Rely Too Much on Automation, Panel Says
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi is Next Breakthrough in Flying
Link to story on CBS MoneyWatch:

3) North Carolina Woman Takes Viral Ride After 'We're Going Down' Announcement on Southwest Airlines Flight
Link to article in the News & Observer:

4) The Latest in Airport Web Design
Link to article in Airport World:

5) Articles from Airport Improvement
 -  Ohio's Columbiana Airport Swaps Light Pole Real Estate for Internet Service
 -  Parking Reservations Go Viral at Vancouver International Airport
 -  Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Fixes Freeway Signage Problems


6) Boston University Revamps Bike-Safety Website, Increases Resources
Link to article in The Daily Free Press:


7) New High-Def Webcams at Mount Rainier National Park Purchased Under 'Transit in Parks' Program
Link to article in The Bellingham Herald:


8) CIA Fears Russian GPS on American Soil Could Be Used to Spy
Link to story on Fox News:

9) Smartphones Are Improving Urban Design By Showing How Transport is Used in Cities
Link to article in The Daily Mail:


10) US DOT Releases Advanced ePrimer on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Link to further information:


11) All-in-One Travel Pass to Be Trialed in UK Next Year
Link to article in The Guardian:


12) New Jersey DOT Won't Release Records in $515,000 Sussex Inn Deal
Link to article in the New Jersey Herald:

13) Disability Outreach a Key Component of Maricopa Association of Governments Public Participation Plan
Link to article in MAGAZine:


14) Dublin, Ohio Sees Opportunity to Imprint Its Brand on Revamped Interchange
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:


15) Funding Approved for Cameras and GPS on Indian Public Transport to Improve Safety for Women
Link to article in The Financial Times:

16) Sierra Leone President to Launch National Road Safety Policy
Link to article in Sierra Express Media:


17) Miami-Dade Leaders: Time to Update Cab Technology
Link to article in The Miami Herald:


18) Articles from Mass Transit – November 2013
 -  Making Mass Transit Sound Good
 -  Cyber Security 101 for Transit Agencies
 -  Solving Tomorrow's Maintenance Problems Today

19) New York City Bus Driver Learning Sign Language to Better Serve Deaf Riders
Link to article in the Daily News:


20) Traffic App Gets You Through Ottawa Construction
Link to article in the Ottawa Sun:
Link to news release:


21) Toyota: Make Sure Wi-Fi Doesn't Threaten Car Safety
Link to article in The Detroit News:

22) High-Tech Battle: Dealers vs. Crafty Thieves
Link to article in Automotive News:

23) Has the Self-Driving Car at Last Arrived?
Link to article in The New Yorker:

24) Challenges for Future Auto Safety Technology
Link to blog in The Hill:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1863 **150th anniversary** US President Abraham Lincoln traveled by train to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to deliver one of the best-known speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.

1883 **130th anniversary** Railroads in Canada and the US established standard time zones.

1928 **85th anniversary** A steamboat played a major role in a history-making cartoon.  The short film, Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, was the first to feature synchronized sound and was the first cartoon distributed that featured Mickey Mouse.
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