Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) NTSB Recommends External Cameras on Jetliners
Link to story on CNN:
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2) Clear Channel Outdoor Challenges CNN in Airport TV
Link to Reuters article:
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3) New Denver International Plane-Tracking, Noise-Reduction System Met with Skepticism
Link to article in The Denver Post:

4) FAA's En Route Automation Modernization Project to Be Completed in 2014
Link to article on

5) Is NextGen Paying Enough Attention to Airports as a Constraint to the Future of Air Transportation System?
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

6) Articles from September Issue of Future Airports
 -  How Do We Make Our Airspace Ten Times Safer?
 -  Airfield Lighting and Signage: All Angles Covered


7) Indianapolis Using GPS Mapping to Find Areas Needing Repair
Link to story on WXIN-TV:


8) Singapore Port Operations Control Center Upgraded; Navigation Safety Enhanced
Link to CNA article:


9) ITS World Congress Preview
Link to publication from ITS International:


10) Owners of Michigan Firm Says They Have Trademark Rights to State Highway Signs
Link to story on Michigan Radio:


11) Orlando-Area Employers Ban Texting While Driving After Florida Legislature Fails to Outlaw It
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:


12) As a Taxi-Hailing App Comes to New York, Its Legality is Questioned
Link to article in The New York Times:


13) Detroit Bus Riders Can Use Text Service for Real-Time Arrival Information
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

14) MBTA Readies Mobile App Ticket Purchasing
Link to article in Railway Age:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** Sputnik 4 fell from orbit with a piece of the spacecraft landing on a street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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