Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 9, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) 'I Totally Lost the Picture.'

An air traffic controller offers an inside look at the challenge of keeping the skies safe while staying grounded.

Link to article in Mother Jones:

2) Ready for Onboard Cell Phones?

Link to blog in Forbes:


3) Patent Lawsuit Erupts Between In-Cab Video System Makers

Link to article in FleetOwner:


4) City of Systems: Traffic Signal

A look at New York City's traffic management center and signal control system.

Link to article on UrbanOmnibus:


5) Telematics and the Cloud: Building the Business Case

Link to article in Telematics Update:


6) Chemical Attack Detection System, More Cameras Planned for Los Angeles Rail Lines

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

7) New York MTA Cards May Soon be Replaced by 'Contactless' Credit Card

Link to article in the Daily News:

8) SEPTA Subway iPhone App Launches

Link to article on Technically Philly:

9) BART's New 'Robotic Book Lending Machine'

Link to blog on KQED Radio:

10) Bus Signage Can be Beautiful

Link to blog on Human Transit:

Bus Signage: A Literary View


11) California's Inland Empire 511 Garners More Interest than Expected

Link to article in The Press Enterprise:

12) 'Real-Time' Messages to Motorists from Pennsylvania DOT? Keep It Real

Link to column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


13) Proposed Bill to Allow Robot Cars in Nevada

Link to story and video on KRNV-TV:

14) Zebigo Starts Its Engine

Startup helps commuters find car pool to join, or drivers to find riders.

Link to article in Seattle Business:

15) The Future Has No Bounds

A report on the ALK Transportation Technology Summit.

Link to commentary in Heavy Duty Trucking:

Job Postings

- Executive Director – Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition – Buffalo, New York

Upcoming Events

MIT Summer Course: Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks – August 1-5

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The B-52H, the final variant of the Boeing Stratofortress, entered service with the US Air Force.

1986 **25th anniversary** Tenzing Norgay a Sherpa who, along with Edmund Hillary, was the first to climb Mt. Everest, died.


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