Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 19, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Heathrow Airport Installs Sensory Park Pod in Terminal 2
Link to article in Airport World:

2) Gatwick Airport's CIO on Outsourcing to the Cloud
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:

3) Smart Air Travel
Link to article in TTG Asia:


4) Boulder, Colorado Quietly Tests Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals
Link to article in the Daily Camera:

5) Apple Watch – Tactile GPS for Cycling
Link to article on ETA:


6) High-Tech Highways Roll Into Washington County, Oregon
Link to article in the Hillsboro Tribune:

7) Florida DOT District Four ITS Quarterly Newsletter
Link to Smart Moves:


8) Activist Critical of PR Effort by Texas Transportation Agency
Link to commentary in the San Antonio Express-News:


9) Can Better Signage Save Lives at West Lake Forest, Illinois Train Station?
Link to article on Gazebo News:


10) Florida Police Chief Says Confusing Signs Have Drivers Slamming on Brakes
Link to story on News 13:


11) New York City Taxi Drivers Get Sticker Reminding Them to Yield to Pedestrians
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


12) More New Jersey Transit Commuters Use Social Media, Just Not Behind the Wheel
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

13) Free Wi-Fi for Vienna Public Transport
Link to article on The Local:


14) Two New Reports from the Transportation Research Board
 -  Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability
 -  Understanding the Contributions of Operations, Technology and Design to Meeting Highway Capacity Needs


15) Tesla Software Upgrade Sends Real-Time Traffic Information to Cars
Link to article in Automotive News:
Link to further information from Tesla

News Releases

Friday Bonus
All I can say is thank goodness for electronic fare payment.

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Today in Transportation History    
1989 **25th anniversary** A Union de Transports Aériens flight en route from N'Djamena, Chad to Paris, was destroyed by a bomb over Niger. All 170 people aboard were killed.

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