Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 21, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) San Francisco Airport Officials Issue 'Lessons Learned' in Asiana Crash
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2) Reports Say US Airports Dangerously Close to Capacity; Eno Center Recommends FAA Be Stripped of Responsibility to Implement NextGen
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3) Satellite Surveillance System Installed in 21 Indian Airports
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4) SEA Aeroporti di Milano Empowering Passengers Through Mobile Technology
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


5) Pinterest Introducing 'Place Pins' to Help Users Plan Their Trips
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6) Everyday Travel and the Cognitive Map
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7) Dallas Mulls Plan to Upgrade Traffic Lights
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8) Distracted Bus and Train Drivers Under Scrutiny
Link to article on Stateline:

9) Articles from November/December 2013 Issue of Emergency Management
 -  Facing the Public in Disaster (page 34)
 -  Monterey, California's Community Emergency Response Team Strives to Get Message Out (page 44)
 -  IPAWS is Just the First Step (page 54)

10) Fire Chief Magazine Shuts Down
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11) Mumbai Startup Traffline Takes on Google Maps, Provides Real-Time Info About Traffic Jams in India
Link to article on DNA:
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12) New Tech for Vehicles in India to Share Info on Traffic
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13) LA Auto Show: Distracted Driving Stalls App Integration Into Cars
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

14) Voice Controls Can Be Surprisingly Distracting to Drivers
Link to article in MIT Technology Review:

15) Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Storms on the Horizon
Link to article in Access:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Leveraging Resources for Special Needs Transportation Conference – November 22 – Morris Township, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History   
1783 **230th anniversary** Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes made the first manned untethered hot-air balloon flight.

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