Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 30, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


HAPPY NEW YEAR!


AVIATION

1) Airline Passengers Not so Keen on Wi-Fi in the Sky

Link to article in Time:

http://techland.time.com/2011/12/28/airline-passengers-not-so-keen-on-wi-fi-in-the-sky/

CAMERAS

2) Albuquerque, New Mexico Darkened Red-Light Cams Weeks Ago but No Announcement Made

Link to story on KRQE-TV:

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/politics/city-darkened-red-light-cameras-weeks-ago

RAILROADS

3) Railways Warned of Hacker Risk

Link to story on Al Jazeera English:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2011/12/20111229202154583574.html

TRANSIT

4) Transport for London Plans £25 Million London Underground Control Center at Palestra

Link to article on London SE1:

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5762

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

5) Arlington County, Virginia Eyes Real-Time Travel System for Route 50

Link to article in the Washington Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2011/12/arlington-eyes-real-time-travel-system.html

News Releases

1) Shanghai OnStar Launches Mobile Application II

Bernie's Notes

As 2011 comes to a close I want to thank everyone for a great year. I appreciate those who advertised in the TCN over the past twelve months as well as those who contributed. Thank you as well for simply for being a reader.

This issue marks the 261st of the year. I hope the news and information I provided has helped you in your work and in some small way has improved the state of transportation in the world. I look forward to 2012 and, as always, welcome your comments on how I can make the TCN a more useful resource.

Upcoming Events

Meeting and Webinar: Integrated Dynamic Transit Operations Operational Concept - January 26-27 - Washington, DC
http://www.itsa.org/component/forme/?fid=6

Friday Bonus

Here's what traffic management in the future looked like in 1967. Also check out Walter Cronkite's look at computerized cars on page 100 which has some striking similarities to connected vehicles and services such as OnStar.

http://books.google.com/books?id=DyEDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA94#v=onepage&q&f=true

Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** At a General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan, the United Auto Workers staged their first sit-down strike.

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=115

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