Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, August 16, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Breakthrough Radar System Helps Pilots Avoid Rough Turbulence
Link to story on ABC News' Nightline:
Link to video:

2) FAA Rules Wind Turbines Off Cape Cod Will Not Affect Air Traffic
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

3) Cyberwars Reach a New Frontier: the Airport
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

4) Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations
Link to Farallon Geographics' GIS & Geospatial Blog:


5) Covered Pedestrian Signals at Woodbridge, New Jersey Red-Light Camera Intersections Raise Questions
Link to article on Woodbridge Patch:


6) Massachusetts Reverses Call on Uber Flap
Will let car service operate after shutdown over GPS device.
Link to article in the Boston Herald:


7) NOAA: Ship Noise Cutting Whale Communication
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to abstract in Conservation Biology:


8) Articles from Georgia DOT's Milepost Newsletter – Summer 2012
 -  GeoTRAQS Improves Tracking and Information Gathering (page 4)
 Creative Traffic Management on GA 400 (page 6)
 -  District Office Ready for 'Action' in Support of Film Industry (page 9)
 -  Anatomy of a HERO and His Truck (page 10)


9) Video Helps Beijing Police Punish Illegal Parking
Link to story on China Radio International:


10) Nigeria Turns to Technology in Attempt to Cut Road Deaths
Link to article in The Guardian:


11) Big Brother Takes the Wheel
Your insurance company wants to install a device in your car to track your every decision and move. Be afraid.
Link to commentary in Salon:

12) Kia: 'Mobile Carriers Will Play a Major Role in Telematics'
Link to article on

13) Telematics in Brazil: Security for Cars and Cargo, Part I
Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) Google Maps Now Features Schedules for Over 1 Million Transit Stops Worldwide
Link to blog from Google:


15) Studying the Connected Car on Two Continents
Link to article in Wired:

16) GM's Alicia Boler-Davis: Be the 'Best Company' in Customer Experience
Link to video on Automotive News TV:

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Today in Transportation History    
1927 **85th anniversary** The Dole Derby began with eight airplanes taking off from Oakland, California.  Only two of the planes made it to Hawaii.

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