Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Sparks Fly on Privatizing Air Traffic Control
Link to article from The Wall Street Journal:

2) The End of Airport Check-In? Hawaiian Airlines Testing Pre-printed Bag Tags in Seattle
Link to article on GeekWire:


3) More Cameras Needed on Atlanta Metro Highways
Link to column in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


4) Two Galileo Navigation Satellites Launched in Wrong Orbit
Link to article in Computerworld:


5) EU-US Sustainability Working Group to Hold Joint Workshop on September 12 in Detroit
Link to update:

6) Latest News from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:


7) Moving from 'Data' to 'Information' in Trucking
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


8) Illinois DOT Launches Innovative 'Driving Dead' Traffic Safety Campaign
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


9) Incorrect, Failed I-95 Construction Signs Create Mass Confusion, Huge Traffic Jam in Maryland
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:

10) Traffic Paparazzi Contribute to Massive Slowdown on I-5 in Washington State
Link to story on KIRO Radio:


11) Card System a Boost for Public Transit in Abu Dhabi
Link to article in The National:


12) Chicago Charts a Course in Autonomous Vehicles
Link to article in Automotive News:

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Today in Transportation History    
1819 **195th anniversary** James Watt, a mechanical engineer who made significant improvements to the steam engine and developed the concept of horsepower, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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