Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Mitsubishi Electric Display Wall Webinar – Basics of Fiber Optics – CTS Certification Training

Join us for a Mitsubishi Data Wall Webinar, April 23rd at 10am PT/ 1pm ET. Pete Putman, a well-known contributing editor in the AV industry, will be discussing the "Basics of Optical Fiber."

If you hold an InfoComm CTS Certificate, you’ll be eligible for 1 renewable unit after completing the course. Register online today by visiting: http://me-vis.com/products/display-wall/


AVIATION

1) Rockwell Collins Looks to Join Global Aircraft Tracking Task Force
Link to Reuters article:

CAMERAS

2) Osprey Nest Removed from Traffic Cam Location Near Maryland's Bay Bridge
Link to story on WTOP Radio:

FREIGHT

3) Freight Transportation Seen Lagging in Tech Applications
Link to article in Transport Topics:

OTHER

4) Urban Transport App, Citymapper, Pulls in $10 Million in Funding, to Roll Into More Cities
Link to article on TechCrunch:
Link to news release

5) Satellite Communication Systems Are Rife with Security Flaws, Vulnerable to Hackers
Link to IDG News Service article:

6) NASA Releases Online Software Catalog
Link to article on CNET:

RAILROADS

7) Travel Booking Site Adds Amtrak Alongside Airlines
Link to article in USA Today:

ROADWAYS

8) Obsolete Traffic Signs to Be Removed in Dar es Salaam
Link to article in the Daily News:

9) Town in Fukuoka, Japan Experiments with New Road Markings
Link to article on RocketNews24:

SPACE

10) NASA to Test Laser Communication System
Link to article in Computerworld:

TRANSIT

11) GTFS Brings Open Data to Public Transit: A Developer's First Look at the Spec
Link to article on TechRepublic:

VEHICLES

12) Verizon Raises Focus on Connected Car Technologies
Link to article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

13) Connected Car, Connected Home
Link to article on Telematics Update:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Monty Python fans will appreciate this pedestrian crossing in Norway.


Upcoming Events
Transportation & Energy Sector Developments – May 6-7 – Arlington, Texas
http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/tesd14/


Today in Transportation History    
1949 **65th anniversary** The keel of the USS United States was laid down but five days later construction of the ship was canceled.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Urged to Offer Free Wi-Fi in Airports
Link to article in Crain's New York Business:

2) 'Stealthy Building' Built Near Runway Without Affecting Landing System
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

3) Virginia Doing Away with E-ZPass Fee
Link to article in The Washington Post:

FREIGHT

4) Sweden Trials Australian Transport Intelligence
Link to article on Transport & Logistics News:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

5) Singapore Uses Big Data Analytics to Optimize Transport Management
Link to article in FutureGov:

MARITIME

6) Connecticut DOT Again Sends False Tweets About Catastrophic Ferry Incidents
Link to article in the New Haven Register:

OTHER

7) West Virginia DMV Expanding Its Online Services
Link to story on WOWK-TV:

RAILROADS

8) Freight Train Industry to Miss Deadline for Positive Train Control, Blames FCC Delays
Link to AP article:
Link to news release

ROADWAYS

9) Maine Governor Signs Bill to Reduce Number of Signs on State's Highways
Link to article in the Sun Journal:

SAFETY / SECURITY

10) Facial Recognition Technology Helps Iowa DOT Catch 40-Year Fugitive
Link to story on WHO-TV:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

11) MIT and Stanford Researchers Show Robotaxis Could Replace Private Cars and Public Transit
Link to article in Forbes:

TRANSIT

12) Predictive Analytics Aboard the London Underground?
Link to article in Government Technology:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) Sacramento Traffic Monitoring Center Not Ready in Time for 'Fix 50' Project
Link to story on KTXL-TV:

VEHICLES

14) University of Michigan is Turning Ann Arbor Into World's Largest Lab for Wireless Vehicle Communication
Link to article in The Ann Arbor News:

15) BMW Updates Navigation Data Via Mobile Radio
Link to article in Microwave Engineering Europe:
Link to news release


News Releases


Upcoming Events
Operation Lifesaver Leadership Conference – May 14-15 – Albuquerque, New Mexico


Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** The Ford Mustang was officially unveiled at the New York World's Fair.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) National Tracking System Nabs Drug Dealers -- and Law-Abiding Pilots
Link to article in Government Technology:

2) DARPA Explores Drone-Powered Wi-Fi
Link to article in FCW:

3) Frankfurt Airport's Facebook Page Reaches 200,000 Likes, Social Media Coverage Surges
Link to article in Airport World:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

4) London's Bike-Share Program Unwittingly Revealed Its Cyclists' Movements for the World to See
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) Data Sharing Lets States Collaborate on Toll Collecting
Link to article in GCN:

RAILROADS

6) Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret
Link to article in The New York Times:

SAFETY / SECURITY

7) Some TSA TWIC Services to Be Temporarily Offline
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) The Technology Behind a New Kind of Travel Planning
Link to article from Mobility Lab:

VEHICLES

9) GM Will Not Be Forced to Release Recall Information Prematurely
Link to article on MLive:

10) Automakers Show Off In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, New Smartphone Interfaces
Link to article in Computerworld:

11) Apple CarPlay and the Competitors Coming After It
Link to video on CNET:


News Releases


Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Transit Safety and Mobility Applications in a Connected Vehicle World – May 14


Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** A dozen men involved with Britain's 'Great Train Robbery' were sentenced to 307 years in prison.

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