Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Monday, April 1, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airports Suing FAA Over Planned Control Tower Shutdowns
Link to AP article:

2) Airlines Rejected by Top Court on Price Advertising Rules
Link to Bloomberg article:

3) Pennsylvania Officials Ask US Airways to Keep Flight Center
Link to AP article:

4) New Search-and-Rescue Program Should Make Alaska Aviation Safer
Link to article on Alaska Dispatch:

5) NTSB's Aircraft Taxi-Assist Camera Recommendation Rejected by FAA
Link to article in Aviation Week:

6) Who Landed Fliers with Gadget Ban?
Link to article in Politico:

7) Southern California Airports Consider Technology for Passengers to Print Luggage Tags
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:


8) California's New GeoPortal Touts 'Socially-Derived Maps'
Link to article in Government Technology:


9) Massive Jellyfish is Really an Aquatic Spy Robot
Link to article in Wired:
Link to news release:


10) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – April 2013
Link to newsletter:


11) Port of Oakland Spent Thousands on Phony Websites Aimed at Political Rivals
Link to story on KTVU-TV:

12) Flight Attendants Take 'No Knives on Planes' Campaign to Passengers
Link to story on KING-TV:


13) Facebook Alerts Allow Drink-Drivers to Slip the Net
Link to article in The Maitland Mercury:

14) DC Metro to Triple Its Number of Surveillance Cameras
Link to article in The Examiner:


15) Controversial Cab, Ride-Share Apps Reshape the Face of Transportation
Link to article on TechHive:


16) MARTA Launches App to Report Crimes
Link to story on WSB-TV:

17) Minnesota Transit Information Offered in 200 Languages
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

18) Lobby Group Calls for e-Tag to Replace Myki
Link to article in the Brisbane Times:


19) $38 Million System to Ease Columbus, Ohio's Tie-Ups
Link to article in The Columbus Dispatch:

20) Expanded Traffic-Cam System in Monroe County, Pennsylvania Will Cost PennDOT $4.3 Million
Link to article in the Pocono Record:

21) Impacts of Technology Advancements on Transportation Management Center Operations
Link to FHWA report:


22) With Boost from Kansas City, Race to Build Driverless Cars is in Full Throttle
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
The Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian & Bicycle Summit – April 30 – Philadelphia

Today in Transportation History    
1913 **100th anniversary** The first moving assembly line began at the Ford plant in Highland Park, Michigan.  It produced flywheel magnetos.

1963 **50th anniversary** The Bi-State Development Agency took over operation of public transit in the St. Louis area.

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