Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 9, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA Orders Boeing to Protect 737s from Computer Hackers
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to notice

2) FAA Lab Using Virtual Reality to Improve Aviation Safety
Link to article in The Press of Atlantic City:

3) Congress Pushing FAA to Create Pilot Record Database
Link to article in The Buffalo News:

4) The Question of Social Media and Air Cargo
Link to article in Air Cargo World:


5) New York City DOT Unveils New Cycling Literature as Part of Vision Zero
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:


6) The Warrigal Dataset – Modeling Drivers Down Under with Nebot and Ward
Link to podcast from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society:


7) Uber Moves from Land to Sea in Boston
Link to story on NECN:


8) States and Localities Losing Their Influence in Washington
Link to article in Governing:


9) Amtrak Explores Trackside Network to Upgrade Wi-Fi Service on Northeast Corridor
Link to article in Computerworld:
Link to news release


10) Delaware Bridge Problem Reported via 911 Call in April
Link to article in The News Journal:


11) Iowa's Texting-While-Driving Ban Not Reducing Crashes, Hard to Enforce
Link to article on Iowa Watch:

12) University of Alaska Anchorage Creates a Virtual Reality Driving Simulator for State's Challenging Conditions
Link to article in the Anchorage Daily News:


13) Astronaut Posts First Vine from Space
Link to article on CNET:


14) Ride-Hailing Apps Are Calling Cities on Their Bluffs
Link to blog on CityLab:


15) Car Black Box Data Can Be Used as Evidence
Link to article in The Morning Call:


16) Google Now Has Alarm to Keep You from Sleeping Through Your Transit Stop
Link to article on Android Police:

17) A New Way to Find Out How Late the MBTA is Running
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

18) Meet Frank Oglesby, the Voice of the MBTA
Link to article in Metro:


19) New York Thruway Radio Station Draws Static
Link to column in the Times Union:


20) Director of MIT's SENSEable City Lab: Driverless Cars Could Reduce Urban Traffic by 80%
Link to Deutsche Presse-Agenture article:

21) Samsung, SK, LG See Future in Auto Solutions
Link to article in The Korea Times:

22) Smarter Cars Mean Smarter Homes
Link to article on Autonet:
Link to news release

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Principal Engineer (ITS) – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey – Newark, New Jersey

 -  Grant Funding – Rail Transit Safety Education and Public Awareness Initiatives – Operation Lifesaver & Federal Transit Administration

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Today in Transportation History    
1534 **480th anniversary** Jacques Cartier became the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.

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