Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) Air Traffic Errors Climb

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-05/business/30116325_1_air-traffic-controller-operational-errors-controls-planes

2) New Zealand Government Launches Air Traffic Management Planning Effort

Link to article in Aviation Week:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=comm&id=news/awx/2011/09/01/awx_09_01_2011_p0-365217.xml

3) Massachusetts Man Recounts the Morning of 9/11 from the Logan Airport FAA Control Tower

Link to article in The Eagle-Tribune:

http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x803544162/Methuen-man-recounts-the-morning-of-9-11-from-the-Logan-FAA-control-tower

CAMERAS

4) Traffic Cameras Have New Prey: Criminals

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-05/Traffic-cameras-have-new-prey-Criminals/50267308/1

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) Interview with Massimiliano Kisvardy, Director of Business Development – Cesar Satellite

Link to audio interview from Telematics Update:

http://uk.telematicsupdate.com/fc_tele_evupdatelz//lz.aspx?p1=0575795S571&CC=&p=1&cID=0&cValue=1

OTHER

6) Florida Studying a Possible Universal ID for Everyone

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/gubernatorial/florida-studying-a-possible-universal-id-for-everyone/1189898

7) If New York City Becomes the 'Smartest' City in the World, How Will It Prepare for Future Hurricanes?

Link to blog in Fast Company:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1777665/if-new-york-city-becomes-the-smartest-city-in-the-world-how-will-it-prepare-for-future-hurri

8) The Fragmentation of Computing Systems and the Potential Impact on Next-Gen ITS

Link to Terranautix blog:

http://terranautix.com/2011/09/05/the-fragmentation-of-computing-systems-and-the-potential-impact-on-next-gen-its/

9) Former Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Begins Blog

Pam Fischer will write about transportation safety issues with a focus on teen driving.

Link to blog in the Caldwell Patch:

http://caldwells.patch.com/users/pam-fischer/blog_posts

10) Traffic Technology International – August/September Issue Online

Link to magazine:

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d9e7c87d#/d9e7c87d/1

RAILROADS

11) Wholesale Closure of Almost Every Signal Box on UK Rail Network

Link to article in The Rail Engineer:

http://www.rail.co/2011/09/06/wholesale-closure-of-almost-every-signal-box-on-the-network/

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) New European Initiative Will Deliver Safe Parking Information to Truckers

Link to article on Handy Shipping Guide:

http://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/freight-truck-drivers-can-see-safe-parking-on-tv-from-tomorrow_3055

Link to news release from North Sea Freight Intelligent Transport Solutions:

http://www.nsfrits.eu/uploads//NS_FRITS/Press_Releases/50__of_HGV_Drivers_Parking_in_Unsecure_Locations_Become_Victims_of_Crime__trade_draft___2_.pdf

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

13) New System Measures Crossing Times at Mexican-American Border

First of its kind system located at Bridge of Americas.

Link to story on KFOX-TV:

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/29086829/detail.html

14) New Zealand Transport Agency Presents Transport Management Plans for Rugby World Cup 2011

Link to article on Voxy News:

http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/nzta-picks-heavy-grunt-rwc-line/5/100566

VEHICLES

15) Market Opportunities and Monetization Issues of In-Vehicle Content

Link to presentation by Roger Lanctot of Strategy Analytics via Telematics Update:

http://uk.telematicsupdate.com/fc_tele_evupdatelz//lz.aspx?p1=0575795S481&CC=&p=1&cID=0&cValue=1

16) Safety Shouldn't Take a Back Seat to Entertainment

Link to editorial in Automotive News:

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110905/OEM06/309059961

News Releases

1) Pennsylvania Turnpike Launches Hands-Free, Eyes-Free and Cost-Free Traveler Alert Smartphone App

2) Cape May-Lewes Ferry Used to Monitor Delaware Bay Water Quality

3) OAG Announces Real-Time Notification of Flight Schedule Changes

4) National Safety Council Launches Video Series on Distracted Driving

5) Option and Autonet Mobile Enter Strategic Partnership to Deliver the First Mobile Applications Platform for Cars

6) New Intelligent Transportation System on Prince Edward Island Will Benefit Trucking Sector

7) Round-the-Clock Traffic Radio Now on Montreal Dial

8) Raytheon Network Centric Systems Announces Security and Transportation Systems Product Line

9) 'Hey OnStar, Where's the Airport, Please?'

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** The US National Reconnaissance Office was established. The agency is charged with designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites.

http://www.nro.gov

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