Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Survey: US Travelers Want Airports to Track Their Mobile Devices
Link to article on Skift:
Link to news release

2) Interactive Wall at Denver International Airport Set to Wow Travelers
Link to article in The Denver Post:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

3) New App Encourages Biking in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Link to story on WZZM-TV:

MARITIME

4) Media Called to Promote Maritime Silk Road Initiative
Link to article in the Global Times:

5) Thai Prime Minister Wants GPS on Fishing Vessels
Link to article in the Bangkok Post:

OTHER

6) White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal
Link to article in Government Technology:

PARKING

7) New App Sponsored by City of San Antonio Makes Parking Downtown a Little Easier
Link to article in San Antonio Magazine:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

8) Wisconsin DOT Roundabout Videos Criticized
Link to commentary on OnMilwaukee:
Link to original article on Wisconsin Reporter

9) The Ten Worst Transportation Safety Campaigns Ever
Link to blog on Jalopnik:

RAILROADS

10) Train Collision Points to Need for On-Board Video, Canadian Safety Board Says
Link to CBC News story:
Link to news release

ROADWAYS

11) Best Practices for Road Condition Reporting Systems
Link to document from FHWA:

SAFETY / SECURITY

12) North Carolina Highway Patrol Uses New Way to Catch Texters
Link to article in The Courier-Tribune:

13) Metro-North Railroad Faces Historic Fine for Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury
Link to article in the Hartford Courant:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

14) Artist Group to Install Transit-Tied LED Lights on San Francisco's Market Street
Link to story on KTVU-TV:

15) Toronto Transit Installs Video Wall Display in Control Center
Link to article in AV Technology:

16) Fairbanks, Alaska Transit Apps Deliver for Commuters
Link to editorial in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:


News Releases


Job Posting
 - Communications Officer – UITP – Brussels, Belgium


Upcoming Events
GSE Expo Worldwide – March 10-11 – Las Vegas

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Korean Air to be Sanctioned for 'Nut Rage' Cover-Up
Link to AP article:

2) Delta Airlines Security Flaw Lets You Check In to Flights as Other People
Link to article on BuzzFeed:

3) FAA Streamlines Procedure for Tower Light Outage NOTAMs
Link to article in TV Technology:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

4) Dutch Launch 'Intelligent Bicycle' that Warns of Danger
Link to AFP article:

5) California Man Uses Rented Radar Unit to Track Bike Speeds on Boardwalk
Link to story on KGTV-TV:

CAMERAS

6) New Jersey's Red-Light Camera Experiment Ends
Link to AP article:

7) Ohio Governor to Sign Bill Restricting Use of Red Light, Speed Cameras
Link to story on WNWO-TV:

8) Nassau County, New York Shuts Down Controversial School Zone Speed Cameras
Link to story on WNBC-TV:

CARTOGRAPHY

9) For Self-Driving Cars, Another Maker of Maps to Steer By
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

10) Jakarta Launches Smart City Program
Link to article in The Jakarta Post:

OTHER

11) New App Measures and Rewards Your Transportation CO2 Fitness
Link to article on TreeHugger:

12) Colorado Town Gets Promotional Help from Bridge Contractor
Link to article in The Denver Post:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

13) New York City Police Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time
Link to story on WNYC Radio:

14) The Spokesman-Review Adds Transportation Blog
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:

15) What this Transportation Communicator Wishes for in a New Year…
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

TRANSIT

16) TransitScreen Looks to Keep Up with Fast-Changing Transportation Landscape
Link to blog on Transit Cocktail DC:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

17) DC's WAMU Drops Traffic Reports After Morning Rush Saying Public Radio Audiences Don't Have Big Thirst for Updates
Link to blog in the Washingtonian:

VEHICLES

18) How Microsoft Sees the Connected Car
Link to article in Network World:

19) Florida DOT Holds Summit on Connected Vehicle Technologies
Link to story on WOFL-TV:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Tolling Assurance Analyst – Transurban – Alexandria, Virginia


Solicitation
 -  Call for Papers – 4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation


Upcoming Events
Transit ITS Seminar – March 4-5 – Salt Lake City

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) UK to Hold Independent Inquiry into Air System Failure
Link to article in the Irish Examiner:
Link to news release

2) London City Airport Gives Passengers and Crew Opportunity to Record Christmas Messages
Link to article in Airport World:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

3) Interactive Lights in San Leandro, California Entertain, Collect Pedestrian Data
Link to Bay Area News Group article:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

4) Are Car Rental Companies Profiting from Toll Roads?
Link to article in USA Today:

5) At Illinois Tollway Center, Blind Reps Listen, Help Callers
Link to column in the Chicago Sun-Times:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

6) News Update from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:

MARITIME

7) Maritime Industry Embraces eBooks and Digital Newspapers
Link to blog on Good e-Reader:

OTHER

8) Google, France Space Agency Partner on Project Loon Providing Internet Connections in Remote Areas
Link to article on CNET:
Link to news release

9) The Problem with Digital Drivers Licenses: Iowa Tests High-Tech IDs
Link to story on ABC News:

10) UAW Chief Backs NLRB's Decision to Allow Use of Email to Organize and Hold Faster Elections
Link to Reuters article:

11) Mobility-as-a-Service: Turning Transportation into a Software Industry
Link to blog on VentureBeat:

12) Carry-On Bag is Interactive, Can Track and Weigh Itself
Link to blog on Patently Apple:

PARKING

13) Smartphone Parking Apps Lining Up in Boston
Link to article in Roads & Bridges:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

14) South Dakota's 'Don't Jerk and Drive' Safety Campaign Axed after Media Focus on 'Innuendo'
Link to article in the Argus Leader:

RAILROADS

15) Railroad Bridge Conditions Hidden from Public View
Link to article in the LaCrosse Tribune:

16) E-GNSS for European Rail Networks
Link to article from the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency:

TRANSIT

17) #IllRideWithYou: Aussies Offer Support to Muslims on Transit
Link to AP article:

18) New Map Lets You Track Steamboat Springs Transit Buses in Real Time
Link to article in Steamboat Today:

VEHICLES

19) Volvo to Launch Online Car Sales in Marketing Shift
Link to Reuters article:

20) 'Ghost Cars': The Sat-Nav of the Future from Jaguar
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

21) Five Crucial Connected Car Questions for 2015
Link to article in Automotive News:

22) Putting the User in the Driver's Seat of the Connected Car
Link to blog in Wired:


News Releases


Today in Transportation History
1944 **70th anniversary** A plane carrying Glenn Miller, a major in the US Army Air Forces and world-famous as a leader of his own big band, went missing over the English Channel.


Job Postings
 -  Marketing and Communications Manager – ITS America – Washington, DC
 -  Government and External Affairs Manager – ITS America – Washington, DC


Upcoming Events
Congress ATEC ITS France – January 27-28 - Paris

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The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday. 
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Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at bernie@bwcommunications.net.     

© 2014 Bernie Wagenblast Communications, LLC www.bwcommunications.net