Transportation Communications Newsletter
Monday, August 1, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Cockpit Confusion Doomed Air France Flight From Rio
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
Link to report from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile:
2) Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority's Closed-Door Sessions Questioned
Link to article in The Morning Call:
3) What Will We Watch as Drones Evolve?
Link to story and audio report on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday:
4) Pleasanton, California is First in US Using Microwave Technology to Protect Cyclists
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:
5) Seeing Machines: Developing Cameras that Can See Like Humans
Link to article in the National Post:
GPS / NAVIGATION
6) The GPS: A Fatally Misleading Travel Companion
Link to story and audio report on NPR's Morning Edition:
7) Will School Bus Ads Drive Revenue for Cash-Strapped Districts?
Link to story on Fox Business:
8) Thinking Highways – June/July 2011 North American Edition
Link to magazine:
SAFETY / SECURITY
9) Bus Idled for Five Hours with Dead Driver Inside, May Show Cracks in Communications Channels
Link to article in The Record:
10) Traffic Safety for First Responders Gets High-Tech Makeover
Link to article in Government Technology:
11) GM to Test OnStar Family Service that Tracks a Driver's Location
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:
12) Long Island Rail Road to Spend $3.5 Million to Upgrade Communications
Link to story and video on WABC-TV:
13) Utah Transit Authority Testing New Color-Coded TRAX System
Link to article in the Deseret News:
14) Why Seattle's Metro Transit Refuses to Run a Public Health Message
Link to story and audio on KPLU Radio:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Northern Virginia's Intelligent Traffic
Link to article on Hybla Valley Patch:
16) Springfield, Missouri's Advanced Traffic System Hits Speed Bump Before Going Live
Link to story and video on KSPR-TV:
17) Hitting the Brakes by Reading Drivers' Minds
Link to article and video on Gizmag:
Link to article abstract in the Journal of Neural Engineering:
Smart Rivers 2011 Conference – September 13-16 – New Orleans
Today in Transportation History
1801 **210th anniversary** The USS Enterprise captured the Tripoli during the First Barbary War.
1831 **180th anniversary** The 'new' London Bridge was officially opened.
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