Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 13, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA Controllers Working Exhausting Schedules
Link to AP article:

2) Probe Launched Into Aircraft Tracking Fail in Europe
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) To Speed Up Security Lines, Airports Start Tracking Your Smartphone
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

4) How You Know Where You're Going When You're in an Airport
Link to article in The Atlantic:

5) Why the Same Three Typefaces Are Used In Almost Every Airport
Link to article on Gizmodo:

6) Assessing ACI Europe's New Passenger Experience Guidelines for Airports
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


7) Crowdsourcing Gets Pedestrian
Link to blog in Baseline:


8) Florida Supreme Court: Red-Light Cameras Pre-2010 Were Illegal
Link to story on WFTS-TV:


9) Texting System to Help Truckers Receive Terminal Information at Port of Virginia
Link to article in the Daily Press:

10) Media Accused of Vilifying Trucking Industry After Fatal Accident
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


11) Articles from Parking Today – June 2014
 -  Intelligent Technologies Help Put 'Service' Back Into Parking Services
 -  Embracing and Adopting Parking Technology Best Practices
 -  Parking Technology Today Debuts
 -  From Paid Parking to Fine Arts, Norwalk, Connecticut Brands Public Parking
 -  Making Parking Sexy
 -  Parking Equipment Technology: Is It the Magic Pill?


12) Positive Train Control is Beset by Delays, High Costs
Link to article in the Omaha World-Herald:

13) Citizen Oil-Train Spotters Challenge Railroad Secrecy
Link to article in The Daily Herald:


14) Feds Demonstrate Bridge Inspection Robot to Pennsylvania DOT
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

15) How Innovation Will Drive Your Future on the Illinois Tollway
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

16) The Hidden Genius and Influence of the Traffic Light
Link to article in Wired:


17) Ribbon Cut for Port of Guam's New Command Center
Link to story on KTGM/KEQI-TV:


18) Progressive Ships Location-Tracking Devices to Volunteer Policyholders
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


19) Carnegie Mellon University Expands Phone Line to Include Pittsburgh-Area Port Authority Transit Information
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Business Times:
Link to news release


20) Blimps Will Soon Hover Over US Highways and Monitor Traffic Around the Clock
Link to article on Motherboard:

21) Malaysia's Astro Radio Partners with Waze for Traffic Coverage
Link to article on Marketing:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Today is the 16th anniversary of the TCN. Thank you to all those who have supported me over the years by being subscribers, advertisers, contributors and news providers! Here's a link to the first message ever sent:

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Today in Transportation History    
1944 **70th anniversary** The German Luftwaffe launched the first V1 flying bomb at London.

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