Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Alaska Tests New Search and Rescue System
Link to article in Flying:

2) Beyond ADA: Increasing Airport Accessibility for All
Link to commentary in Airport Improvement:


3) Neighborhood Clusters Added to Updated Capital Bikeshare Trip Visualizer
Link to blog on Mobility Lab:


4) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to Leave Office
Link to AP article:


5) States Using 'POP' Before Talking Transportation
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


6) Why Mobile Ticketing Represents a New Era for US Railways
Link to article in Future Rail:

7) Articles from Progressive Railroading – January 2013
 -  Grade Crossing Safety: Freight and Passenger Railroads Take a Multi-Pronged Approach
 -  Union Pacific Opens Information Technology Center in Austin


8) Articles from Roads & Bridges – January 2013
 -  Improving Retroreflectivity on Curves Has Modest Effect
 -  Cities Search for Answers to Prevent Deadly Wrong-Way Crashes


9) Earthquake Alert System May Be Coming to California
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

10) US Navy Collecting Info About Tethered Aerostat Surveillance Systems for First Responders
Link to article in Government Security News:

11) Indian Urban Development Ministry Suggests CCTVs, GPS in Public Transport Buses
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:


12) New York MTA Considers Alarm System for When Someone Falls or Jumps Onto Tracks
Link to article in the Daily News:

13) Survey: Chicago Transit Riders Want Arrival Screens, More Shelter
Link to story on WBEZ Radio:

14) Titan Inks Deal with Chicago Transit Authority, Plans 100 Digital Signage Screens for Chicago Loop
Link to article on DigitalSignageToday:

15) Chicago Transit Authority Website Offers Why 'Things Go Wrong'
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:


16) Will Smart Mobile Devices Change OEM Hardware?
Link to article on Telematics Update:

17) Continental CEO Says Automated Driving Possible in Three Years
Link to article on automotiveIT International:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Business Development Manager, North America – Citilog – Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

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Today in Transportation History    
1943 **65th anniversary** The Battle of Rennell Island began.  It was the last major naval engagement in the fight for Guadalcanal.

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