Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 2, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Colorado Airport Selected as First FAA-Sanctioned Test for Virtual Tower
Link to article in the Coloradoan:

2) FAA Two-Way Radio Towers Coming Down Due to Changing Technology
Link to story on KFDA-TV:


3) Distracted Pedestrians Targeted in New Campaign in Calgary
Link to story on CHQR Radio:


4) Ohio Lobbyist Admits to Extorting Traffic Camera Firm for Political Donations
Link to article from the Northeast Ohio Media Group:


5) GPS to be Jammed in Scotland During NATO War Games
Link to BBC News story:


6) How Smart Technology Could Soon Improve Transport in Cambridge, UK
Link to article on Cambridge News:


7) BusCon 2015 Features New Vehicles, Tech and Education
Link to article in Metro:

8) Smart Cities May Decrease Auto Traffic, But Internet Traffic Will Skyrocket
Link to commentary in The Birmingham News:


9) Parking Tech Expert with T2 Helps Keep Traffic Running Smoothly
Link to article in The Indianapolis Star:


10) Port Authority of New York & New Jersey: Former Deputy Executive Director Deleted Key Records of Meetings with United Airlines
Link to story on WNYC Radio:


11) Railroad Threatens Trespassing Charges Against Environmental Group After Photos Posted Online
Link to article in The Post-Star:


12) Texas DOT Promises Wrong-Way Safety Improvements in Tarrant County
Link to story on KXAS-TV:

13) Traffic-Awareness Lecturer Hopes Game Will Leave Players Anything But Board
Link to article in The National:

14) Taking Photos on Train Tracks: 'A Mistake You Can't Undo.'
Link to article in The Washington Post:


15) UK Government's Free Wi-Fi Benefits 3 Million Users of Public Transport
Link to article on ITProPortal:

16) Portland, Oregon: New Transit Map Underscores Frequent Network
Link to blog on Human Transit:


17) Daimler Takes the Next Step Toward Autonomous Trucks
Link to article in Heavy Duty Trucking:
Link to news release

18) Short-Staffed NHTSA Struggles to Handle Car-Hacking Threats
Link to article on Autoblog:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
No one enjoys getting stuck in a traffic jam, but if you do get delayed let's hope these musicians are nearby.

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