Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Should Shut Most Air-Traffic Radar Rooms, Study Says
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Plan for Digital Billboards at Chicago Airports Gets Go-Ahead
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

3) Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Looks to Improve Messaging
Link to article in the Memphis Business Journal:

4) New FAA Rule Makes Automatic Database Updates a Breeze
Link to article in Aviation International News:


5) Zambia Plans to Install Fiber-Optic Traffic Cameras on Roads
Link to article in Telecompaper:


6) China Preps Civilian Use of Their GPS Alternative
Link to UPI article:

7) Google Maps Navigation Goes Live in Bulgaria
Link to article from the Sofia News Agency:


8) Delhi Police Blamed for Not Having Intelligent Traffic Systems
Link to article in The Hindu:

9) Traffic Management Center in Baku, Azerbaijan to Operate Radio Station
Link to article in AzerNews:


10) US Coast Guard May Work with Engility Corp. on Tactical Data Link R&D
Link to article in Government Security News:


11) iMobility Network Newsletter
Link to newsletter:


12) Legal Issues Surrounding the Use of Digital Intellectual Property on Design and Construction Projects
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


13) Texas DOT Installing Rumble Strips to Alert Motorists of Road Work
Link to story on KTBS-TV:


14) Mexico to Launch Initiative to Fight Highway Crime
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:

15) Arizona Senate Rejects Texting-While-Driving Amendment
Link to AP article:


16) Big Brother May Be Watching Your New York City Cab
Link to article in Crain's New York Business:

17) Australian Cabbies Support Real-Time Traffic Updates
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


18) Q&A: Telematics, Young Drivers and UBI
Link to article on Telematics Update:


19) Mobile Phones and Bank Cards to Replace Tickets for Traveling in London
Link to article on ZDNet:

20) SEPTA Unveils Rail Station 'Library'
Link to article in Metro:

21) Chicago Transit Authority to Upgrade Rail System's Wireless Network
Link to article in Metro:


22) Abu Dhabi Installing 86 Electronic Message Boards
Link to article in Gulf News:


23) Hyundai Mobis – Gateway to New Technology
Link to article in Korea IT Times:

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