Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 28, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) FAA on NextGen: Steady as She Goes
Link to article in AINalerts:

2) Airport Security Systems Put the Spotlight on Passenger Data
Link to article in Airport Technology:

3) Private Jet Airports – A New Media Space Taking Off?
Link to commentary on MediaTel:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) Illinois Tollway Say New System Will Improve Customer Service, Violation Processing
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

GPS / NAVIGATION

5) India to Launch First Dedicated Navigational Satellite on Monday
Link to article in the Jagran Post:

OTHER

6) Why Ridesharing is Booming in Europe, But Not the US
Link to article on GigaOm:

RAILROADS

7) Railroads Ask Congress to Delay Crash Technology Mandate
Link to Bloomberg article:

SAFETY / SECURITY

8) New Jersey Transit to Work to Reduce Suicides
Link to article in the Courier-Post:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

9) South Carolina DOT Launches Enhanced 511 System
Link to article in the Carolina Forest Chronicle:

VEHICLES

10) Internet Car Start-Ups Look to Los Angeles' New Mayor for a Helping Hand
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:

11) GPS-Controlled Headlights Turn Before You Do
Link to blog in Wired:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
Here's an optical illusion you can experience in your car in Moncton, New Brunswick.  My family and I did this a number of years ago and it's very strange.  Similar phenomena exist around the world.


Solicitation
 -  Request for Proposal – Development of Web-Based Traffic Demand Management, Road Safety and Enforcement Project 2013-2015 for State of Kuwait – United Nations Development Programme


Upcoming Events
Telematics Japan – October 8-10 – Tokyo


Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** The Lötschberg Tunnel in Switzerland formally opened.

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