Transportation Communications Newsletter
Thursday, February 2, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Bill Would Create FAA NextGen Czar Post
Link to article on Flightglobal:
2) Airfield Safety: Prevention is the Best Defense
Smart IT systems are one element that can reduce potentially disastrous runway incidents.
Link to article in Airport Industry Review:
3) US Consensus on Traffic Cameras? There isn't One
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:
4) Digital vs. Analog Ways of Transforming Cities
Apps are great, but it's important to improve the transportation system itself.
Link to blog in Next America City:
5) US National ITS Architecture Updated to Version 7.0
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:
6) A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:
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7) Turkish 'Model' of Traffic System Coming to Lahore, Pakistan
Link to article in The Nation:
8) A Smartphone App to Capture Vehicle Data
Link to article in automotiveIT International:
I'm a bit late in picking up on this but I thought it deserved a mention. John Deere has an innovative communications tool they've been using to get feedback from customers. It's a portable recording studio called the Chatterbox. It's brought to trade shows and construction sites where customers can record comments. While this is probably a fairly expensive undertaking, perhaps other transportation organizations could use a scaled-down version to learn what customers have to say.
NTOC Webinar: Leveraging a Regional ITS Architecture in Planning for Operations – February 29
Today in Transportation History
1912 **100th anniversary** Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the youngest passenger aboard the ship, was born in Branscombe, England.
1962 **50th anniversary** The first US Air Force plane was lost in the South Vietnam. The C-123 crashed while spraying defoliant. All three crewmembers died.
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