Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US Senate Bill Would Require Accessibility for In-Flight Entertainment
Link to article on ITworld:

2) Gatwick Airport Unveils New Interactive Media Wall
Link to article in Airport World:

3) Google's Flight Search Reaches Europe
Link to article in Routes News:

CAMERAS

4) Red-Light Camera Firms Get Heat Over Tickets
Link to article in USA Today:

5) New York City Police License Plate Readers Will Be Able to Track Every Car Entering Manhattan
Link to article on The Huffington Post:

GPS / NAVIGATION

6) US Government: No Warrant Needed to Track Your Car with a GPS Device
Link to article in Wired:

7) GPS Mandatory for Chartered Buses in India
Link to TNN article:

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION

8) Bangalore Turns to Tech to Pave Road for Ambulance
Link to article on ZDNet:

OTHER

9) News from ERTICO
 -  eCall Developing in Europe and Going International
 -  Towards Futurama – Developments in Road Transport Automation
 -  My ITS Testfest Quest

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

10) Washington State Bill Would Highlight Transportation Project Mistakes
Link to article in The Spokesman-Review:

RAILROADS

11) UK 2013 Budget Said to Include Funding for Wi-Fi and Mobile Access on Trains
Link to article in The Guardian:

ROADWAYS

12) Tappan Zee Bridge Renaming Could Raise Millions
Link to article in The Journal News:

13) Vandalism a Sign of Rivalry in Canberra
Link to article in The Canberra Times:

14) British District Council Plans to Ban Apostrophes from Street Signs
Link to article in The Independent:

SAFETY / SECURITY

15) FCC Re-names Mobile Alert System to 'Wireless Emergency Alerts'
Link to article in Government Security News:

16) Boston Launches Traffic-Safety Initiative Along Busy Commonwealth Avenue
Link to article on Your Town:

TAXIS

17) Brazilian Cab Passengers Benefiting from Connectivity via Samsung Tablet-Based Multitoky Mobile
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

TRANSIT

18) Charleston, South Carolina-Area CARTA Bus Service Goes 'Real Time' on Bus Location, Travel Time
Link to article in The Post and Courier:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

19) Groundbreaking System Aims to Ease Los Angeles' Traffic Woes
Link to story on KQED Radio's The California Report:

20) Events Traffic Management – Tips from the Top
Link to article on Event Industry News:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Request for Proposals – PIARC RNO-ITS Web Resource Module Authors – ITS America/US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office


Upcoming Events
Webinar: National Traffic Incident Management Peer-to-Peer Exchange – April 18


Today in Transportation History    
1863 **150th anniversary** The SS Georgiana, a Confederate cruiser, was scuttled and burned on its maiden voyage in Charleston Harbor.

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