Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Politics, Money Holding Up NextGen
Link to article in Politico:

2) Little Rock, Arkansas Airport to Explore Security Wait Times Using Bluetooth
Link to AP article:

3) British Airways Claims to Have Invented Flight Check-In of the Future
Link to article on Tnooz:

4) Former Air Traffic Controller Enters Fashion World Using Aviation Charts
Link to article in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:


5) Program Tries to Get Minority Kids in US Buckled Up
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to abstract in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine:


6) New Jersey Transportation Chief Asks for Safety Program to Reduce Garden State Parkway Fatalities
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


7) Telematics, Apps and Making Connectivity Cool
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


8) BART Puts Early Earthquake Warning System to Use
Link to story on KABC-TV:

9) Public Transit Apps Bolstered by Missing iOS 6 Feature
Link to article on CNET News:

10) App Helps Navigate Transit in New Orleans
Link to article on NOLA Defender:


11) For Second I-405 Closure, Less-Dire Traffic Message Goes Out
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

12) New Traffic Center Due Soon in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Link to story on KOB Radio:

13) Radio to the Rescue in Lagos, Nigeria Gridlock
Link to AFP article:

14) Wireless: The Missing Piece of the Intelligent Transport Puzzle
Link to commentary in Forbes:


15) Trouble with Your New Car's Tech? GM Tries to Help
Link to audio report on Marketwatch:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Traffic Management Specialist – Maricopa County – Phoenix, Arizona
 -  Executive Director – Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation – Greensboro, North Carolina
 -  Project Manager – River Valley Metro Mass Transit District – Bourbonnais, Illinois

Upcoming Events
2012 Committee for a Smart New Jersey Symposium – November 9 – Piscataway, New Jersey

Today in Transportation History    
1982 **30th anniversary** The first driverless car made its debut. TV viewers were introduced to KITT on Knight Rider.

1997 **15th anniversary** A Garuda Indonesia flight en route to Medan, North Sumatra crashed killing all 234 people aboard the flight.

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