Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 21, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Chief Pleased with NextGen Rollout So Far
Link to AP article:

2) NASA, University of North Dakota Test New Sensing Technology for Unmanned Aircraft
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:


3) House Republicans Grill FCC Over Blocking LightSquared
Link to article in The Hill:


4) US DOT Starts Shifting Apps to the Cloud
Link to article from DatacenterDynamics:

5) Thinking Aloud – Show 5
Link to podcast from Thinking Highways:


6) After Teen's Death, NJ Transit's 'Another Train Coming' Warning System Aims at Keeping Pedestrians Safe
Link to story on WINS and WCBS-AM Radio:
Link to news release:


7) Ohio DOT Making Changes to Left-Turn Signals to Comply with Federal Rules
Link to story on WEWS-TV:


8) State DOTs Recognized for Work Zone Safety Awareness
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

9) Robotic Tuna Fish to Sniff Out Homeland Threats
Link to NBC News story:


10) Security Experts Hack and Refresh US Transit Cards with Android App
Link to article on ZDNet:

11) Survey of Virginia Railway Express Riders Shows They Want Wi-Fi and Nearly Half Buy Tickets Online
Link to article in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star:


12) San Francisco Traffic Reporter Stan Burford Retiring After 51 Years
Link to column in the San Jose Mercury News:


13) NXP Accelerates Into Car Connectivity
Link to article in EE Times:

14) Tying It Together – Technology Leads Truck Fleets' Efforts to Diversify Their Service
Link to article in Commercial Carrier Journal:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Surface Transportation Summit – October 17 – Mississauga, Ontario

Friday Bonus  
Some of the more unusual shots picked up by Google's Street View cameras.

Today in Transportation History    
1942 **70th anniversary** The B-29 Superfortress made its first flight.

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