Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 4, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Colorado Airports Considered for 'Virtual' Tower
Link to article in the Reporter-Herald:

2) Enhanced Vision System 'Turns Night Into Day' for Pilots
Link to article in The Wichita Eagle:

3) US DOT Inspector General: FAA Has Not Adequately Implemented Security Requirements for Its En Route Automation Modernization System
Link to further information:


4) Portuguese Mobile Maritime Service to Cease
Link to article in Telecompaper:

5) Maritime New Zealand Says Locator Beacons Prove Their Worth
Link to story on Radio New Zealand:


6) Land-Mobile Radio Evolution Continues
Link to article in Urgent Communications:


7) Website and Guide Gives Communities Information on How to Become More Walkable
Link to story on Transportation Radio:


8) Minnesota Railroads Work to Install Positive Train Control
Link to article in the St. Cloud Times:


9) New Mexico DOT Launches Virtual Road Planning
Link to article in Government Technology:


10) Using Social Media to Enhance Situational Awareness
Link to article in Government Technology:

11) Tennessee DOT Should Be Commended for Displaying Fatality Numbers on Signs
Link to editorial in The Tennessean:


12) Texas DOT Decision to Halt Gun Show Directions Reversed
Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

13) Alabama DOT Will Install Highway Signs in River Region to Alert Drivers
Link to story on WNCF-TV:


14) Toyota, Audi to Show Off Self-Driving Cars at CES
Link to CNET article:

15) From Horse Power to Horsepower to Processing Power
Link to blog on Frekonomics:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Count the number of transportation modes used in this Rube Goldberg-type set-up.

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