Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 9, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Noblis Seeks ITS Standards Analyst / Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

This is an opportunity for someone with a background and experience in systems engineering (SE) and surface transportation to support the FHWA’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Standards Program. Noblis provides technical and programmatic support to the ITS Joint Program Office by overseeing multiple contractors performing standards development and maintenance. These communication / interface standards play a key role in the deployment of interoperable intelligent transportation systems.


1) FAA Summit to Tackle ADS-B Equipage Challenge
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

2) University of Iowa Lab Testing Aircraft for Pilotless Future
Link to article in the Iowa City Press-Citizen:

3) Woman Says JetBlue Grounded Her Due to Tweets
Link to AP article:


4) Belgian Postal Workers Deliver Info About Missing Bikes
Link to article in the RFID Journal:

5) California, Google Partner to Provide Photos of Trails and Parks
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:
Link to news release


6) Cameras Sought for Work Zones on Pennsylvania Highways
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


7) Transurban: Congestion to Force Use of Express Lanes on Australian Toll Roads
Link to AAP article:


8) Northrop Grumman Faked Tests of Military GPS Systems, Whistle-Blower Suit Claims
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


9) Secret Service Miscommunication, Dallying Caused Nightmarish MAX Meltdown During Biden's Portland Visit
Link to article in The Oregonian:


10) Los Angeles to Test New, Streamlined Parking Signs
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


11) Surface Transportation Board Orders More Extensive Reporting from Railroads
Link to article on Agweek:
Link to news release


12) Solar-Powered LED Lights Brighten I-90 Lanes at Washington's Snoqualmie Pass
Link to story on KING-TV:

13) Judge Rules Against Digital Billboards in Knoxville, Tennessee
Link to article in the Knoxville News Sentinel:


14) MBTA's Bizarre Green Line Safety Video Highlights All the Ways Trolleys Can Kill You
Link to commentary in The Boston Globe:


15) New Design for London Tube Trains Unveiled; Some Concerned Over Driverless Potential
Link to BBC News story:


16) Pennsylvania DOT Rolls Out Effort to Upgrade Traffic Lights
Link to story on KDKA-TV:
Link to news release

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