Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 8, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Senate Bill Would Allow Expanded Use of Electronics on Aircraft
Link to article in Politico:
Link to news release:

2) FCC Rule Change Allows Audio-Visual Warning System to Warn of Aircraft-Tower Collisions
Link to article in Urgent Communications:


3) Microsoft Patent May Block Google Maps in Germany
Link to article on ZDNet:


4) Golden Gate Bridge to Debut All-Electronic Tolling Starting March 27
Link to article in The Examiner:


5) Missouri DOT Looks to Improve Safety with Technology
Link to story on Missourinet:


6) GPS-Jamming Menace Solved with New Ship-Based System
Link to article on Techworld:


7) Bill to Ban Texting While Driving Picks Up Speed in Florida Legislature
Link to article in The Miami Herald:


8) New York City Taxi E-Hail Program Delayed
Link to article on Transportation Nation:

9) US Federal Trade Commission Sticks Up for Taxi Apps in Colorado
Link to article on Transportation Nation:


10) Pioneering Traffic Incident Management in West Africa
Link to article from The TIM Network:


11) Metra Official: Company Names on Stations 'Won't Fly'
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

12) Test Email for Transit Alert System in Washington, Pennsylvania Causes Controversy
Link to story on WPXI-TV:

13) When's the Bus Coming? North Dakota's Cities Area Transit Has an App for That
Link to article in the Grand Forks Herald:

14) Texas' Denton County Transportation Authority Looks Toward Real-Time Info
Link to article in Metro:

15) Apps Help Commuters Avoid Congestion
Link to article on Cassandra Daily:


16) South Dakota Adds Commercial Vehicle Info to 511 Service
Link to article in the Aberdeen American News:

17) New North Dakota DOT Smartphone App Helps Drivers Plan Ahead, Stay Safe
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:
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18) Urban and Traffic Data Systems 2012
Link to TRB's Transportation Research Record:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
The effects of sequestration are already being felt at the San Diego airport where five hours of arrivals are now crammed into 30 seconds.

 -  Request for Proposals – Real-Time Passenger Information Systems – Indianapolis Airport Authority
 -  Invitation for Bids – Wi-Fi Equipment for PSTA Buses – Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Upcoming Events
US DOT ITS JPO Webinar: Using the Open Source Application Development Portal – March 20

Today in Transportation History    
1918 **95th anniversary** Alan Hale, Jr., best known as the Skipper of the SS Minnow on Gilligan's Island, was born in Los Angeles.

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