Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 29, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric's Display Wall is unveiled as Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, officially opened the new 561st Network Operations Squadron's renovated operations center.

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1) Fire Drill at Boston's Logan Airport Spreads Alarm on Social Media
Link to story on The Weather Channel:

2) Virgin Australia Fixes Computer Bug in Navigation Database of Embraer 190 Jets
Link to story from Australian Broadcasting Corporation News:

3) Rebranding Boosts Airport in Meriden, Connecticut
Link to article in the Record-Journal:

4) Planning and Implementing Exit Lane Technology at US Airports
Link to article in Airport World:


5) Smartphoning While Walking: App Says Look Up!
Link to article in InformationWeek:


6) Vessel-Tracking System Vulnerable to Denial-of-Service, Other Attacks, Researchers Say
Link to IDG News Service article:


7) IBM and SAP Team Up to Serve Transportation Industry
Link to article on ZDNet:
Link to news release

8) 3D-Printed San Francisco – The Next Great Tool in City Planning
Link to article on CNET:


9) Network Rail Awards First Contracts for Traffic-Management System
Link to article in Information Age:

10) Could Delays in Installing PTC Jeopardize Future Safety of US Rail Passengers?
Link to article in Future Rail:


11) UBI Pricing: Reality or Fantasy?
Link to articles on Telematics Update:


12) New App Could Allow for an Easier and Smarter Commute Across Columbus, Ohio
Link to story on WBNS-TV:


13) Systems that Prevent Crashes Effectively Save Lives
Link to story on WWJ Radio:


14) Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation Systems
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

News Releases

 - 511 and HERO Sponsorships – Request for Proposals – Georgia DOT
 - Trackside Wi-Fi Solution – Request for Proposal – Amtrak

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1914 **100th anniversary** The RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the Saint Lawrence River after colliding with another ship and resulting in the loss of 1,012 lives.

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