Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Germany Eyes Britain's Air Traffic Control Service
Link to article in The Telegraph:
2) Libyan Air Traffic Controllers Stage Strike
Link to AFP article:
3) Common-Use Passenger Processing and Smart Technology Permeate Sacramento's Terminal B
Link to article in Airport Improvement:
4) The Santa One Story
How NextGen technology helps Santa's sleigh, the Santa One, navigate the skies.
Link to further information from the FAA:
GPS / NAVIGATION
5) New Generation GPS Satellite Starts Tests in Colorado
Link to AP article:
6) Network of National ITS Associations Meets in Poland
Link to article from ERTICO - ITS Europe:
7) The Stop Sign Wasn't Always Red
Link to article in The New York Times Magazine:
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Driver was Texting in Fatal Missouri Traffic Pileup
Link to AP article:
Link to further information from the National Transportation Safety Board:
9) NTSB Recommends Full Ban on Use of Cellphones While Driving
Link to story on CNN:
Link to news release from the NTSB:
10) Checkstops: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
Police wish motorists wouldn't tell others where checkpoints are located.
Link to article in Metro Calgary:
11) New Tech Allows Cops to Spot and Cite Tailgaters
Link to article in Government Technology:
12) Digital Traveler: Websites Link Travelers to Tour Guides
Link to article in USA Today:
13) Integrated Ticketing Card Launched in Ireland
Link to article in The Irish Times:
Link to news release from the Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport:
14) Hackers Could Attack Modern Cars Without Even Touching Them
Link to article on ITBusiness.ca:
- Economist – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Third International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle – January 18-19 – Troy, Michigan
Today in Transportation History
1962 – Relay 1, the first satellite to transmit a television broadcast from the US to Japan, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
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