Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, June 6, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) NextGen Procedures Go Live in Houston Metroplex
Link to article on Avionics Today:

2) Senator Harkin Wants Closed Captioning of In-Flight Movies
Link to article in The Hill:

3) American Airlines to Build New Operations Center in Texas
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

4) Indiana's White County Airport Gets Real-Time Weather System
Link to story on WLFI-TV:

5) Survey: 90% of US Flyers Rarely or Never Buy In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to article on Skift:

6) Preparing Our Nation's Aviation System for Hurricanes
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


7) Device to Warn Drivers of Cyclists in Blind Spots Tested on Bristol, UK Buses
Link to article in the Bristol Post:


8) California Supreme Court Adds Weight to Red-Light Camera Evidence
Link to article from Bay City News Service:
Link to decision


9) Russia, US Expected to Agree on GLONASS, GPS Stations
Link to ITAR-TASS article:


10) Construction Frustration Fuels Traffic-Themed Parody Twitter Accounts in Wisconsin
Link to article in The Capital Times:


11) Transport for London Aims to Improve Brand Perception on Social Media
Link to article in The Drum:

12) Communicating Freight Transportation Needs and Issues Topic of Annual TRB Competition
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


13) US DHS Needs to Better Address Port Cybersecurity, Audit Finds
Link to article in Homeland Security Today:
Link to GAO report

14) Motorcycle Helmet Offers Riders Augmented Reality
Link to article in the Daily News:


15) App-Based Ridesharing a Possible DUI Game-Changer
Link to commentary in The News Tribune:


16) Telematics Detroit: Day 2
Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) Taking Vallejo, Benicia, California Buses Into the Future with Real-Time Arrival Information
Link to article in the Times-Herald:


18) Determining the Flow of Traffic in Strathcona County, Alberta
Link to article in the Sherwood Park - Strathcona County News:


19) Renault-Nissan CEO: Self-Driving Cars May Hit Roads in 2018
Link to Reuters article:

20) Privacy an Issue in Auto Technology, Expert Says
Link to article in The Detroit News:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
There are some limitations to traffic reporting from a helicopter.

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1944 **70th anniversary** Allied troops invade Normandy, France in the largest seaborne invasion in history.

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