Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA Completes Milestone in New Air Traffic Control System
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release

2) Gyrocopter Was 'Indistinguishable' from Birds, FAA Chief Tells Congress
Link to story on WJLA-TV:

3) Deal Means Free Wi-Fi Access for Sprint Customers in 35 US Airports
Link to article on CNET:
Link to news release


4) California Man Loses Challenge to Warrantless GPS Tracking
Link to McClatchy Washington Bureau article:

5) Nicaragua Lawmakers Approve Russian GLONASS Ground Station
Link to AP article:


6) ITS Rocky Mountain E-Update – April 2015
Link to newsletter:


7) Danish Maritime Cloud e-Navigation Project Kicks Off
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:
Link to news release


8) New Effort Launched to Crowdsource Solutions to Traffic Issues in Austin, Texas
Link to article in the Oak Hill Gazette:
Link to MobilityATX

9) Pipeline Companies Probe Aerial Leak Monitoring
Link to UPI article:


10) Driver Electronic Device Use in 2013
Link to Traffic Safety Facts from NHTSA:


11) Uber's SOS Button Will Send Live GPS Updates to Police in India
Link to article on The Verge:

12) Robot Taxis Will Reshape Urban Landscapes
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:


13) New York MTA Board Votes to Ban Political Ads on Subways and Buses
Link to article in The New York Times:


14) Waze Will Tweet Out Warnings of Local Traffic Snarls
Link to article on VentureBeat:

15) National Transportation Operations Coalition to Sunset and a New Foundation for Operations
Link to article in the NTOC Newsletter:

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


16) GM: We Play Nice with Apple and Google
Link to article in Radio World:

17) With LED Lights, Automakers Reveal All the Road We Cannot See
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

 -  Invitation for Bid – Active Traffic Management Construction Project, I-15-4227R  – Illinois Tollway

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