Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 30, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Produces Video Reminding Fans Super Bowl is a 'No Drone Zone'
Link to story on WXIX-TV:

2) Airport Renamed Pensacola Intergalactic for Pensacon Convention
Link to article in the Pensacola News Journal:
Link to news release

3) The Latest In-Flight Entertainment: Virtual Reality Headsets
Link to article in USA Today:


4) Wyoming Bill Would Require Neon Clothes, Government ID for Cyclists
Link to article in the Jackson Hole Daily:
Link to bill


5) Chicago's Mayor Open to Countdowns for Red-Light Camera Intersections
Link to article from the Chicago Tribune:

6) Crews Install 300 Traffic Cameras Across Windsor, Ontario
Link to story on CTV News Windsor:


7) Is India Ready for Narendra Modi's 'Smart Cities'?
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


8) Michigan RTA Hires Consultant to Sell 2016 Ballot Issue
Link to article in The Detroit News:


9) NHTSA Seeks Takata Whistleblowers
Link to Reuters article:

10) Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency Advocates Installation of High-Tech Speed-Monitoring Gadgets
Link to article in This Day:

11) Rubber Manufacturers Association Uses 'Deflategate' to Call Attention to Tires
Link to article in Rubber & Plastics News:
Link to news release

12) European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – January 2015
Link to newsletter:


13) The Responder – January 2015
Link to newsletter from The TIM Network:


14) 4G Wireless Coming to Chicago Subways Later this Year
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
Link to news release


15) How OpenSignal Uses Millions of Smartphones to Create a Giant Social Laboratory
Link to article on VentureBeat:
Link to report

16) National Operations Center of Excellence Newsletter – January 2015
Link to newsletter:


17) Spire Plans to Use Tiny Satellites for More Accurate Weather Forecasts
Link to article on Gizmag:
Link to news release

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director, Media Relations & Business Communications – Amtrak – Washington, DC

Friday Bonus
If you really want to show how much of a transportation geek you are, impress your friends with this list of the 51 longest highways in US.

 - Presolicitation Notice – Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployments: Phase 1-Concept Development – FHWA

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