Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 21, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Budget Cuts Could Delay NextGen Development

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

2) FAA Brings in Simulation Control Tower to Las Vegas

Link to story and video on KVVU-TV:

3) FAA Team Figuring Out How Unmanned Drones Can Coexist with Commercial Aircraft

Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

4) New FAA Website Targets Midair Collisions

Link to article on AVweb:

Link to See and Avoid:


5) Florida Makes $63 Million Selling Drivers' Info

Link to story and video on WPLG-TV:


6) Changes Signal Death of Old Technology

UK's Network Rail moving to centralize signaling system.

Link to article in the Financial Times:


7) MnPASS Lanes, Traffic Cams Back and Running in Minnesota

Link to story on KMSP-TV:


8) New Facial Recognition Scanners to be Introduced at Heathrow Airport

Link to article in The Guardian:

9) US Fed Up with Driver Texting

Link to article on The Street:

10) Boeing Gets Deal for Security Surveillance on Delaware River

Link to story and video in the Daily Times:

Link to news release from Boeing:

11) Robotic Jet Ski to Patrol Harbors

Link to article on Discovery News:


12) 500 Bus Data Signs to be Installed in Dublin

Link to article in The Irish Times:

13) Heat Knocks Out New York City Subway Countdown Clocks

Link to story and video on NY1:

14) Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners Through Open Transit Data

Link to further information from the Location-Aware Information Systems Laboratory at the University of South Florida:

Link to OpenTripPlanner:


15) Georgia DOT Employee Accused of Accepting Bribes

Link to story and video on WGCL-TV:

Link to report from the Georgia Office of the Inspector General:

16) Apps Let You See Montreal's Roads Before You Get There

Link to article in The Gazette:


17) Toyota's New Pre-Crash Technology Directs Steering

Link to AP article:

18) Interview with Alexis Charbonnel, Automotive Business Development Manager, Arkamys

Link to interview from Frost & Sullivan:

News Releases

1) US Airways First US Domestic Airline to Offer Natural Language Understanding Interactive Voice Response System

2) Trimble to Acquire PeopleNet to Expand Its Presence in Growing Transportation and Logistics Market

3) TransCore Teams with Industry Leaders to Win Two ITS New York Project of the Year Awards

4) ALK Technologies Wins 'Outstanding Project of the Year in Freight Management' Award from ITS New York

Job Postings

- Proposal Coordinator – Nelson/Nygaard – San Francisco, California

- Field Supervisor – Omnitrans – San Bernardino, California

Upcoming Events

AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation Annual Meeting – September 11-14 – Charlotte, North Carolina

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The New York City Board of Estimate awarded the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company a contract to build 87 new miles of subway lines.

1961 **50th anniversary** Mercury Redstone 4, also known as Liberty Bell 7, with Gus Grissom aboard was launched.

2011 The US Space Shuttle program came to an end with the landing of Atlantis.


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