Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 4, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

ITS America On-Demand Archives

You can now order the 2012 ITS America Annual Meeting and 2011 World Congress On-Demand archives of sessions at these events.  These audio synch-to-slide archives offer many hours of recorded content for reference back to sessions attended and those that you just didn’t get a chance to hear.  Click on to view the full set of available recordings and instructions about how to download and purchase.   Starting at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Nashville, ITS America will offer these audio synch-to-slide archives for purchase at the show site so you can quickly receive the latest content and discussions about ITS Technologies. 


1) FAA Air Traffic Control Safety Program Comes Under Scrutiny
Link to article in Aviation International News:

2) Dubai Airports Introduces Next-Generation Virtual Assistants
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

3) Billund Airport's Home-Printed Bag Tags to 'Revolutionize the Industry'
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

4) General Aviation Safety: Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify and Mitigate Safety Risks
Link to GAO report:


5) Network of Louisiana's Crescent City Connection Cameras Not Working Properly
Link to story on WWL-TV:
Link to news release:


6) US Air Force Launches Latest GPS Satellite Into Orbit
Link to AP article:


7) ITS in Hong Kong: Recent Development and Future Applications
Link to article and presentation in UTRC Research News:

8) Teleworking at US DOT
Link to video on Mother Nature Network:

9) Traffic Technology International – October/November Issue
Link to magazine:


10) Cause of Melbourne Tunnel Shutdown Still a Mystery to Transurban, But No Evidence of Computer Hacking
Link to article in the Herald Sun:


11) ERTICO Partners Publish eCall Recommendations
Link to article from ERTICO:


12) New Taxi Branding Launched in Ireland
Link to article on


13) US Court Considers Controversial Bus Ad
Link to story on KUOW Radio:

14) Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Hold Public Forum on Bus Ad Policy
Link to article in The Herald-Sun:

15) Peapod to Open 100 Digital Rail Station Grocery Stores
Link to article in Metro:


16) Car Checks Your Heart Rate While You Drive
Link to article in Technology Review:

17) App Crams Driver Aids Into Android Phone
Link to article in Wired:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals - Traffic Management Centers in a Connected Vehicle Environment – The University of Virginia
 -  Request for Proposals – 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short-Range Communication Vehicle-Based Road and Weather Condition Application – The University of Virginia

Upcoming Events
2012 Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Conference – October 22-23 – Bloomington, Minnesota

Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** A British submarine was struck and cut in two by the Amerika off the coast of Dover.  Fifteen of the sixteen sailors aboard were killed.

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