Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA Budget, Down Overall, Boosts NextGen Funding 7%
Link to article in Aviation Week:

2) Texting and Flying: The Rules for Pilots
Link to story on CNN:

3) Gaelic Signs and a Bilingual Logo Could Be Introduced at Scottish Airports
Link to story on STV:

4) Aireon Patiently Awaits FAA Backing for Navigation Service
Link to article on Space News:

CAMERAS

5) Arizona Governor Signs Bill to Curb Traffic Cameras
Link to article from Capitol Media Services:

6) Laurel, Maryland Police Deploy Speed-Camera Decoys
Link to story on WRC-TV:

GPS / NAVIGATION

7) From DARPA, a Navigation Device that Fits on a Penny and Works When GPS Doesn't
Link to article in Popular Science:

8) From Hand-Cranked Maps to the Cloud: Charting the History of In-Car Navigation
Link to article in Wired:

MARITIME

9) Japan Considers Regional Maritime Surveillance Satellite Constellation
Link to article on Space News:

OTHER

10) Port of Seattle Rolls Out RFID Clean Trucks Program
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/Frq1B

PARKING

11) Technology, Friend or Foe?
Link to article in Parking Today:

PEDESTRIANS

12) Countdown Signals Safer for Pedestrians, But Risky for Impatient Drivers
Link to article in the Toronto Star:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

13) New Jersey Transit: We're Being More Transparent About Sandy Recovery
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) New Pennsylvania Law Not Yet Putting a Dent in Texting While Driving
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

15) New I-10 Signs in California Aim to Safeguard Workers
Link to article in The Desert Sun:

16) Save Our Lives eMagazine – No. 10
Link to publication:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

17) Thailand Launches Voice Recognition App for Traffic Data
Link to article in FutureGov:

TRANSIT

18) MBTA Launches Transit Map Design Contest
Link to story on WHDH-TV:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

19) AmidRay Technologies Launches Community-Based Traffic Mobile App
Link to article on Kerala IT News:

20) Online Course on Weather Responsive Traffic Management
Link to further information from FHWA:

21) Road Weather Management Certificate
Link to further information from FHWA:

VEHICLES

22) Self-Driving Cars Aren't Too Far Off
Link to Medill News Service article:


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Today in Transportation History    
1898 **115th anniversary** US President William McKinley asked Congress for authority to send troops to Cuba.

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