Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 4, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

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1) Iraq Air-Traffic Controllers Prepare to Fly Solo

Link to AFP article:


2) Russia Launches Navigation Satellites

Link to AFP article:

Link to news release from the Russian Federal Space Agency: (in Russian)


3) Reckless Driving Charge Against Miami Police Officer Sparks Tension with Florida Highway Patrol

Link to article in The Miami Herald:

4) One Transportation App to Rule Them All

A German startup lets you use your phone to request bike and car shares, as well as public transit.

Link to article in Fast Company:


5) SMART Plans Outreach Campaign to Reach Taxpayers About Train Plan's Progress

Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:


6) Online and Underground – Internet Access in Major Global Subway Networks

Link to infographic from the New Cities Foundation:

News Releases

1) Cubic Integrates Video Interface in Next-Gen Ticketing Machines

2) Lockheed Martin Acquires Aviation Simulation Company, Sim-Industries BV

3) Philadelphia Parking Authority Launches Social Media Campaign

4) Navistar, Inc. to Install Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND GPS Devices in International Trucks


- Request for Qualifications – Incident Management System for the San Francisco Bay Area – Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Upcoming Events

Webinar: AERIS Broad Agency Announcement Foundational Research – November 9

Friday Bonus

This vehicle may open your garage door but just be happy it doesn't try to park inside.

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The dirigible Akron took its first test flight at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

November 5, 1911 **100th anniversary** Calbraith Rodgers, in the Vin Fiz Flyer, completed the first flight across the US.


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