Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 16, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Navigating the Changes to Google Maps
Link to CNET review:


2) FCC Approves Indoor-Location System Despite ETC Concerns
Link to Bloomberg article:


3) Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill Halting the Scanning of Personal Documents
Link to AP article:

4) South Carolina Budget Plan Would Allow Ads on School Buses
Link to article in The Post and Courier:

5) Articles from Texas Transportation Researcher
 -  Using RFID Readers to Measure Wait Times at US-Mexico Border
 -  Increasing Capacity, Reducing Wait Times: TTI Helps Design ITS-Based California Port of Entry
 -  Computer Simulations Explore 'What If' Disaster Scenarios


6) Houston to Streamline, Simplify Parking Signage
Link to story on KUHF Radio:


7) Australian Campaign Aims to Educate Pedestrians on Dangers of Using Mobile Devices on Roads
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


8) Will Ray LaHood's Anti-Distracted Driving Legacy Endure?
Link to story on Michigan Radio:


9) DC Again Takes On Upstart Competitor to Taxicabs
Link to story on WAMU Radio:


10) Chicago Transit Agencies Look to Keep South Side Moving During CTA Work
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

11) Google Now Adds Real-Time Public Transit Info
Link to article on Engadget:

12) San Francisco Transit History: Website Explains Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Muni
Link to article on The Huffington Post:


13) US Senators See 'Great Potential' in Driverless Car Technology
Link to article in The Hill:

14) NHTSA Aims to Foil Vehicle Hacking
Link to article in The Detroit News:

15) New Camo License Plates Should Stand Out on Texas Roads
Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:

16) Privacy in Your Vehicle: The Info That's Collected and Who Can Access It
Link to story on WAVE-TV:

17) Q&A: Spotify, Standards and In-Vehicle Infotainment
Link to article on Telematics Update:

18) The Making of a Social Car, Part I
Link to article on Telematics Update:

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Today in Transportation History    
1853 **160th anniversary** The first steam train ran in Ontario over the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union Railroad between Toronto and Aurora.

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