Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 3, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA Delays Decision on Terminating Contract Weather Observers
Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) London to Create Airport of the Future with 'Internet of Things'
Link to story on CNN:


3) Utah Unveils Web Page for Bicyclists
Link to article in the Standard-Examiner:


4) DC's Elegant Metro Map Suffers from Growing Pains
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


5) Tollers Head into Frey of RF Spectrum War at FCC to Protect Electronic Tolling
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:


6) Survey: Intelligent Transport Pays Dividends
Link to article in Local Transport Today:


7) Port of Pittsburgh Seeks Partners for Wireless Broadband Network Along Rivers
Link to article in Maritime Reporter:

8) Port of Los Angeles Dismantles Community Advisory Panel
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:


9) MBTA's Operations Control Center Uses Technology to Improve Safety, Security
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

10) Texting-While-Driving Ban Approved by Florida Lawmakers, Headed to Governor
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

11) Increasing Truck Driver's Awareness: Use of In-Vehicle 3D Sounds
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


12) Insurers Need 'Explicit Consent' for Telematics Data Sharing, Says British Trade Body
Link to article on Out-Law:


13) Metra Considers Combining Internet Air Cards and Rail-Fare Packages
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

14) New York MTA Wants Developers to Use Their Data to Design Transit Apps
Link to story on NY1:


15) Montgomery, Alabama Opens Traffic Management Center
Link to story on WSFA-TV:


16) GM's Connected Car: Brought to You by Allstate?
Link to Reuters article:

17) Bill Ford: The Future of Self-Driving Cars is Closer than You Think
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Finally, a solution for those pedestrians who can't turn their eyes from their mobile devices.

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** Two aircraft crashes, one in Brazil and the other in Camaroon, killed 92 people.
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