Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 17, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) NextGen FAA Contracts are $4.2 Billion Over Budget, GAO Says

Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Two UK Airports Axe Eye-Scanner Systems

Link to story on Sky News:


3) Traffic Cameras on New York's Saw Mill River Parkway Concern Local Officials

Link to article on The Daily Chappaqua:


4) Massive I-10 Traffic Jam Becomes California DOT Scandal

Lack of public warning part of the problem with construction project gone wrong.

Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:,0,7741400,full.story

5) UK Rail Firm Criticized for Insensitive Twitter Use

London Midland tells riders to 'Go to the pub' following suspected suicide by passenger.

Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


6) Ads Add to Rancor of Halifax Transit Dispute

Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:

Link to videos from the Halifax Regional Municipality:


7) New Traffic Management System May Clear the Way for Driverless Cars

Link to article in U.S. News & World Report:

8) Nevada Approves Rules for Self-Driving Cars

Link to story on CNBC:

News Releases

1) Ford Upgrades Virtual Reality Simulator to Help Develop Future Safety Technologies, Driver Aids

2) Toyota Steers Clear of the Queues with UK's First In-Car TPEG Traffic Information Service

Upcoming Events

12th Asia-Pacific ITS Forum & Exhibition – April 16-18 – Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Friday Bonus

This brings new meaning to 'warming up the car.'

Today in Transportation History

1912 **100th anniversary** Edgar Evans became the first person of Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition to die during their ill-fated return.


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