Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 28, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Leaked FAA Report Adds Fuel to Debate Over LightSquared Broadband Network

Link to article on Nextgov:

2) Flight Sims Now Available with Real Air-Traffic Controllers

Link to article in Wired:

Link to further information from PilotEdge:

3) iPad App Gives Pilots Cheap Synthetic Vision

Link to article in Wired:

4) The High-Tech Magic Behind Skywriting

Link to video in The Wall Street Journal:


5) Navigational Warning System Extends Into Arctic Waters

Link to article in IMO News: (page 7)


6) News from ERTICO

- ITS Forum Berlin

- ERTICO - ITS Europe Meets ITS China


7) China: Design Flaw Caused Fatal High-Speed Rail Crash

Railway official says correct signals failed to flash after lightning strike.

Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:


8) South Carolina DOT Asks Public's Opinion on Bringing Technology to I-26/I-95 Junction

Link to AP article:


9) Google Maps London Underground

Link to article in Information Age:

Link to announcement from Google:

10) App Pulls Out All Stops for Pittsburgh-Area Bus Riders

Link to article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Link to news release from Carnegie Mellon University:

11) The Pitch: A One-Stop Mobile Information Shop for Transit Services

Link to blog in Next American City:

12) A Look at New York City Transit Apps

Link to video on Brooklyn Independent Television:

13) Better Bus Signage Catches on in Melton Shire

Link to article in the Melton Leader:


14) New Website Gives UK Traffic Data

Link to Press Association article:

Link to View Traffic:


15) Apple, the Auto Industry Needs Your Help

Link to blog in MacTech:

News Releases

1) Speed Cameras in Urban Areas Save Millions in Cash

2) Inrix Announces $60 Million Offer to Acquire UK-Base ITIS Holdings, a European Traffic Information Company

3) South Carolina Railroad Crossings Now Listed Online

4) Hawaii DOT Launches Second Annual Pedestrian Safety Month

5) New Ohio DOT State Highway Map Released – Features QR Code Link to Real-Time Traffic Info

Upcoming Events

BusCon – September 13-14 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History

1871 **140th anniversary** Track-laying began for the Denver & Rio Grande Railway.


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