Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 19, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) NATS Boss Describes ‘Virtual Tower’ Vision. Could Give Priority Landing to Planes with More Premium Passengers
Link to article on TTG Digital:

2) Aviation Summit: Educating Governments is the Key to Improved Air Systems in Middle East
Link to article in Arabian Aerospace:

3) With Aerial Banners, Taking Grievances to the Skies
Link to article in The New York Times:

4) London’s Airports Leading the Charge on Passenger Experience Improvements
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


5) These Smart Handlebar Grips Will Help You Navigate on Your Bike Without Looking at Your Phone
Link to article in Slate:


6) Galileo Service Interruption Planned for System Upgrade
Link to article in GPS World:

7) GPS-Based Snowplow Tracking Apps Hold Cities Accountable, Turn Residents Into Watchdogs
Link to AP article:


8) News Update from ERTICO
Link to update:


9) GPS Screen at Staten Island Ferry Terminal Tracks Location of Boats in New York Harbor
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:


10) US DOT Paves Road for Future Data
Link to article in FedTech:

11) Articles from Commercial Carrier Journal – January 2015
 -  Fleets Turning to Video, Big Data to Lower Risk
 -  How Vendors, Fleets Use Information Technology to Curb Downtime
 -  How Fleets Are Using Technology to Recruit, Retain Drivers


12) How Social Media is Changing Customer Service
Link to article in Parking Today:


13) TV Reporter Tim Sakahara to be Hawaii DOT Spokesman
Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:


14) North Dakota House Rejects Limiting Messages on NDDOT Signs
Link to article from Forum News Services:


15) ‘Poor’ British Transport Police Data ‘Risks Safety’
Link to BBC News story:

16) Firefighter Looks to Develop Handheld Computer for First Responders
Link to column in The Star-Ledger:


17) Los Angeles to Require Taxis to Use Uber-Style Mobile Apps
Link to Reuters article:


18) Global Patents Reflect Advances in Connected and Self-Driving Cars
Link to Reuters article:

19) Smart Phone, Smarter Car
Link to CNET article:

20) Automakers Owning High-Tech
Link to column in The Detroit News:

21) Tablet-Addicted Kids Spawn Car Trend
Link to blog on

Today in Transportation History
1940 **75th anniversary** - The first flight took off from Dublin Airport.

 -  Host Sites for National Summer Transportation Institute Program – North Carolina DOT

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Discussion of the Latest AASHTO Social Media Survey – January 22

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