Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057



AVIATION

1) Germany Eyes Britain's Air Traffic Control Service

Link to article in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8949772/Germany-eyes-Britains-air-traffic-control-service.html

2) Libyan Air Traffic Controllers Stage Strike

Link to AFP article:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Dec-13/156773-libyan-air-traffic-controllers-stage-strike.ashx#axzz1gS9WOsfu

3) Common-Use Passenger Processing and Smart Technology Permeate Sacramento's Terminal B

Link to article in Airport Improvement:

http://www.airportimprovement.com/content/story.php?article=00337

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:

http://www.faa.gov/santa/

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) New Generation GPS Satellite Starts Tests in Colorado

Link to AP article:

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/technology/new-generation-gps-satellite-starts-tests-in-colo/article_c84047fb-4e12-51d8-837a-254e36f08df4.html

OTHER

6) Network of National ITS Associations Meets in Poland

Link to article from ERTICO - ITS Europe:

http://www.ertico.com/its-network-meetings-in-poland-24-25-november-201/

ROADWAYS

7) The Stop Sign Wasn't Always Red

Link to article in The New York Times Magazine:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/magazine/stop-sign.html?nl=automobiles&emc=wheelsemb2

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) Driver was Texting in Fatal Missouri Traffic Pileup

Link to AP article:

http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/12/12/news/doc4ee6c1dad9ee3272271865.txt

Link to further information from the National Transportation Safety Board:

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2011/gray_summit_mo/index.html

9) NTSB Recommends Full Ban on Use of Cellphones While Driving

Link to story on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/13/us/ntsb-cell-phone-ban/index.html

Link to news release from the NTSB:

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2011/111213.html

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:

http://www.metronews.ca/calgary/local/article/1048866--checkstops-to-tweet-or-not-to-tweet

11) New Tech Allows Cops to Spot and Cite Tailgaters

Link to article in Government Technology:

http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Tech-Allows-Cops-Cite-Tailgaters.html

TOURISM

12) Digital Traveler: Websites Link Travelers to Tour Guides

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/story/2011-12-12/Digital-Traveler-Websites-link-travelers-to-tour-guides/51827592/1

TRANSIT

13) Integrated Ticketing Card Launched in Ireland

Link to article in The Irish Times:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1212/breaking41.html

Link to news release from the Ireland Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport:

http://www.dttas.ie/pressRelease.aspx?Id=468

VEHICLES

14) Hackers Could Attack Modern Cars Without Even Touching Them

Link to article on ITBusiness.ca:

http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=65324

News Releases

1) Florida DOT Receives Six Millionth Call to 511 Traveler Info System

2) EarthCam.net Delivers New Software Features for Its Network Camera Service

3) Stalker Radar Introduces New Line of Transportation and Traffic Control Sensors

4) Major Technology Breakthrough Unveiled to Counter Abuse of Disabled Parking

5) Wayne County, Michigan Unveils Website That Shows Location of Salt Trucks and Roads Which Were Recently Plowed

Job Postings

- Economist – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/303534700

Upcoming Events

Third International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle – January 18-19 – Troy, Michigan

http://www.connectedvehicle.org/Summit2012.pdf

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.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1962-068A

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