Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Could the New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:

2) Report: Flight Ops Role Overlooked in NextGen
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) Pilots Love Apple iPads, Flight-Planning Apps Like ForeFlight, and Air-Streaming In-Flight Entertainment
Link to blog on Tnooz:

4) United Airlines' Recent Fails Cannot be Fixed by Social Media
Link to blog on ZDNet:


5) Uber Boston Promises to Fight Cease-and-Desist Order
Link to article on CNET News:

6) When GPS Leads to SOS
Link to commentary in The New York Times:


7) Test Procedure Generator: A New Tool for the Standards Development and Deployment Communities
Link to further information from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:


8) It's Time for Trucking Industry to Walk the Walk with Public Image
Link to commentary in Commercial Carrier Journal:
Link to referenced news report on WTSP-TV:

9) Video Rising: News Consumers, Mobile Devices Make Video Critical Storytelling Tool
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


10) FRA Recommends Congress Extend Positive Train Control Deadline
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


11) Countdown Clock System Being Installed at Some Boston T Stops
Link to story on WBZ-TV:

12) Moscow Metro to Relax Secrecy for Foreign Investors
Link to RIA Novosti article:

13) 'Savage' Ads on San Francisco Muni Stir Debate
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:


14) Virginia DOT's Chester Nerve Center Upgraded, Expanded
Link to article in the Chesterfield Observer:

15) Colorado DOT Upgrades Electronic Signs Around State
Link to article in the Summit Daily News:

16) Salem, New Hampshire Selectmen See New ITS Program in Action
Link to article on Salem Patch:


17) 'Black Box' Standards Coming for Cars
Link to article in The Hill:

18) Who Needs a License? Self-Driving Cars Coming Our Way
Link to Reuters article:
Study: Future Impact of Self-Driving Cars

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – ITS ePrimer Module Authors – US DOT, ITE, ITS America

Upcoming Events
2012 National Rural ITS Conference and Gulf Region ITS Annual Meeting – September 16-19 – Biloxi, Mississippi

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary**
The Red Sails aerobatic team of the Royal Australian Air Force collided during a maneuver killing four pilots and two passengers.

Vostok 3, piloted by cosmonaut Andriyan G. Nikolayev, landed after completing 64 orbits.

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