Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) European Air Traffic Controllers Go on Strike Over EU Initiative
Link to story on Deutsche Welle:

2) Introducing Technology at Heart of FAA-General Aviation Industry Safety Talks
Link to article from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

3) Arabian Gulf Airports Look to Adopt Innovative Technology
Link to article on Travel Daily ME:


4) An Inside Look at Manchester Airport Group's Parking Command Center
Link to article on Parking Network:


5) Rail-Safety Effort Stalled by Indian Reviews to Go Faster
Link to Bloomberg article:

6) CSX to Install Warning Devices on New York Rails for Unbalanced, Overweight Trains
Link to article in The Journal News:


7) Call 911 to Report a Pothole? Macomb County, Michigan Exec Says Yes, State Police Say No
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

8) Smart Traffic Signals Coming to Little Rock, Arkansas
Link to story on KARK-TV:

9) Should Cities Help Drivers Hit Green Lights All the Time?
Link to article in The Atlantic Cities:


10) Wyoming Among States Eyeing Laws to Ban Google Glass While Driving
Link to Reuters article:


11) Judge: New York City Can Use GPS to Track Cabbies
Link to article on Capital:


12) New Jersey Transit Scrambling to Protect Its Logos After Trademarks Lapsed in Error
Link to article in The Record:


13) Georgia Governor Calls for Review of Government's Response to Epic Traffic Jam
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

14) Do Smartphone Traffic Apps Really Work?
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

15) Eyes in Sky and Boots on Ground Keep Bay County, Florida Bridges Open
Link to story on WMBB-TV:

16) Thai City Shares Intelligent Traffic Management Plan
Link to article in Future Gov:


17) EU 'Working on Technology that Would Allow Police to Remotely Disable Cars'
Link to article in ITS International:

18) Is HTML5 the Silver Bullet for Automotive App Development?
Link to article on Telematics Update:

19) Potholes Abound on the Road to Car-to-Car Communication
Link to article on Ars Technica:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** The MS Hans Hedtoft, a Danish liner, sunk off the coast of Greenland after striking an iceberg.  All 95 people aboard died.

1964 **50th anniversary** Ranger 6, a spacecraft designed to provide high-resolution photos of the lunar surface, was launched.

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