Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
1) Obama Signs FAA Bill Set to Usher in Progress on New Air Traffic Control System
Link to article in The Washington Post:
2) Using Social Media to Improve Airport Security
Link to article from The Partnership for Public Service:
GPS / NAVIGATION
3) FCC Will Nix GPS-Jamming LightSquared Wireless Network
Link to AP article:
4) Does Government GIS Data Belong to the People?
California court case showcases the importance of public access to tax-funded databases.
Link to article in Cadalyst:
5) News from the Center for Transportation Studies
- Enhanced Snow Simulation System Aims to Improve Safety
- Buses Use Wireless Communication to Move Forward
6) ITS Joint Program Office Releases Turbo Architecture Version 7.0
Link to further information from US DOT:
7) NTSB: Crew of Derailed Train Not Warned About Washout
Canadian National faulted for inadequate emergency communications system.
Link to AP article:
Link to report synopsis from the National Transportation Safety Board:
8) Positive Train Control: FRA Expects to Ramp up Regulatory Efforts as Railroads Amp Up Implementation Work
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:
9) How Hard Can It Be to Pass a Chinese Driver's Test? Very
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
10) Telematics and the Rise of In-Car Internet Radio, Part II
Link to article on Telematics Update:
11) Portland, Maine Metro Considers Real-Time Information System
Link to article in The Portland Daily Sun:
12) Halifax Transit Riders Discuss Forming Permanent Citizens Group
Link to article in The Chronicle Herald:
13) Intelligent Transport System in Baku, Azerbaijan Up and Running in the Spring
Link to Trend article:
14) What Would You Like Subway Announcers to Say?
Link to article in The New York Times:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
15) Australians Will Make Russian Highway Smart
Link to story on RT:
16) ARTIMIS Moving from Cincinnati to Columbus, Ohio
Link to story on WCPO-TV:
17) Five Must-Have Apps for Drivers
Link to article in PC Advisor:
18) TRW Says New Display Makes Controlling In-Car Functions Easier
Link to article in automotiveIT International:
TransAction 2012 – April 11-13 – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Today in Transportation History
1982 **30th anniversary** The offshore drilling rig Ocean Ranger sank off the Newfoundland coast with the loss of all 84 people aboard.
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