Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057
Who’s REALLY Controlling Traffic?
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1) Despite Recommendations, FAA Still Not Budging on Mandatory Bird Strike Reports
Link to article on Medill Reports Chicago:
2) Virgin Atlantic Rolls Out In-Flight Cellphone Service
Link to Reuters article:
3) Acting FAA Chief: Innovation and Collaboration Keys to Success
Link to article in Rotor:
4) Salt Lake City Unveils New Website for Cyclists
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:
5) A Look Ahead at the ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to Preview News:
6) Revisions 1 and 2 to the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:
SAFETY / SECURITY
7) Obama Administration's Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
Link to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog:
8) Dublin Taxi Drivers Deny Green Lights on Roof Signs are Racist
Link to article in The Irish Times:
9) As Congress Mulls Mandate on Car Black Boxes, Data Ownership Remains Unclear
Link to article in Wired:
10) No Artificial Noises for Electric BMW i3 (Yet)
Link to blog on Green Car Reports:
11) Apple Introduces the Steering Wheel Remote Control
Link to article on Patently Apple:
1) White House, Xerox, Ford, Verizon, Other Technology Leaders to Hold Key Discussions on Moving Innovation in Transportation Forward at ITS America’s Annual Meeting Next Week
- Request for Proposal – ITS ePrimer Technical Editor – US DOT/Institute of Transportation Engineers/ITS America
- National Scholarship – Operations Academy – FHWA
Webinar and Live: Risk-Based Security and Enhanced Behavior Detection/Analysis – May 22 – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today in Transportation History
1820 The USS Congress became the first US warship to visit China.
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