Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Britain to Keep Stake in NATS Air Traffic Control
Link to Reuters article:

2) The iPhone-Sized Gadget that Can Pilot Jet Fighter Crews to Safety
Link to story on CNN:

3) The Golden Age of Aviation Art
Faced with the task of convincing a wary public to fly, Britain’s early airlines recruited a fleet of artists.
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


4) South Carolina DMV Offices Get Free TVs in Exchange for Display Ads
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Articles from The Sensor
 -  Safe Teen Car Technology Targets Risky Driving Behavior
 -  System Detects Dangerous Conditions on Winter Roads


6) Asset Monitoring Systems Give Railroads, Shippers the Information They Want
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

7) Train Control in a Commuter-Rail Context
Uncertainty still clouds positive train control implementation efforts.
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


8) Sea of Highway 33 Signs Puzzle Officials in Port Washington, Wisconsin
Link to article in the Ozaukee Press:


9) eCall on Motorcycles
Link to further information from European Twowheel Retailers' Association:


10) Caltrain Testing Real-Time Arrival Tracking System
Link to story on KGO-TV:


11) Traffic Incident Management Outreach Toolkit
Link to further information from FHWA:
Link to related recorded webinar:


12) DHS Yanks Deal to Use License Plate Database to Track Illegal Immigrants
Link to article on Nextgov:

13) European Chipmakers See Future Inside Cars
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) BMW Adds iDrive Touch and 3D Maps to Latest Generation Infotainment System
Link to Autoblog:
Link to additional information from BMW:

News Releases

 -  Program Opportunity Notice – Advanced Transportation Technologies – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Job Postings
 Maintenance Supervisor – First Transit – Wilmington, North Carolina
Transit Planning Administrator – City of Santa Monica – Santa Monica, California

Upcoming Events
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2012 – September 16-19 – Anchorage, Alaska

Today in Transportation History    
2007 **5th anniversary** Lady Bird Johnson, who championed highway beautification as First Lady, died in West Lake Hills, Texas.

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