Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Transportation Radio

I hope you've been enjoying my Transportation Radio reports.  The latest one can be found in today's edition and includes an interview with Robert Skinner, the Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board, discussing next month's TRB Annual Meeting.  The reports are also appearing in other newsletters and websites, when appropriate.

If you're looking for past reports you'll find them all neatly listed on a Web page I created to archive them.  Just go to:!forum/transportation-radio.  I welcome your feedback and suggestions for future topics.


1) US Lawmaker Wants FAA to Publish Names of Drone Licensees
Link to article in The Daily Caller:
Link to news release from Rep. Ed Markey:

2) Boeing Uses Potatoes for In-Flight Wireless Test
Link to story on CNN:

3) GPS Technology Supports Tracking for Airfield Anomalies
Link to article in Government Technology:

4) Social Media Touchdowns in Airline Loyalty

5) Airport Social Media: The Four Key Trends You Need to Know for 2013
Link to blog in Airport World:


6) Preview of Transportation Research Board's 92nd Annual Meeting
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

7) The Best Open Data Releases of 2012
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


8) Presentations from ITS America's Smart Parking Symposium
Link to presentations:


9) Technology Helps Washington State DOT Crews Manage Icy Roads
Link to story on KING-TV:


10) Florida Highway Patrol Captain Develops Interactive Traffic Crash Database
Link to story on WTEV-TV:

11) New York State Court Limits Questioning of Motorists by Police
Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Passenger Rail Security: Consistent Incident Reporting and Analysis Needed to Achieve Program Objectives
Link to GAO report:


13) San Antonio's VIA Launching GPS-Base Traffic Management System to Track Buses
Link to article in the San Antonio Business Journal:


14) High-Tech Highway Operations Centers in Illinois Gearing Up for Winter
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

15) Gwinnett County, Georgia Upgrades Traffic Management System
Link to article on Suwanee Patch:


16) More Autonomous Vehicles Headed to Nevada Roads
Link to article in Wired:

17) Car Electronics Propels Design Centers in Emerging Markets
Link to article in EE Times Asia:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – 511NY Services – New York State DOT

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1912 **100th anniversary** William Van Schaick, the captain of the General Slocum when it caught fire on New York City's East River, was pardoned by President William Taft.  Over 1,000 people died in the disaster.

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