Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) FAA to Propose Sensor-Only Runway Landings
Link to article in Flight International:


2) Traffic Cameras Coming to Route 30 Corridor in Pennsylvania
Link to article in the York Daily Record:


3) Study: Investment in Technology Could Cut Delivery Times By Almost a Third
Link to article on Transport & Logistics News:


4) Intelligent Transport System to Improve Safety of Australian Railway Crossings
Link to article on Gizmag:

5) ITS Innovation Will Benefit Transport in the Middle East
Link to commentary in World Highways:


6) US Navy to Drop All-Caps Communications
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


7) What Motorcoach Operators Need to Know About Web Responsiveness
Link to article in Metro:


8) NTSB: Stop Signs Faded, Displaced at Crossing Where Train, Truck Crashed Outside Baltimore
Link to AP article:


9) App Would Give 911 Operators Control of Callers' Smartphones
Link to article in GCN:

10) Minnesota DOT Honored for Intersection Safety Efforts; U of M to Evaluate Proposed Technology
Link to article in CTS Catalyst:

11) Vision Zero International – June 2013
Link to magazine:


12) Federal Trade Commission Sides with Uber in DC Taxi Fight
Link to article in The Hill:


13) New EU Law Mandates eCall in All New Cars
Link to IDG News Service article:

14) Telematics En Route to Meeting Sustainability Goals
Link to blog in Fleet News:


15) New Jersey Transit's Mobile Ticketing Pilot Slowly Catching On
Link to article on

16) Woman on New Jersey Transit Bus Arrested for Using Racial Slurs During Argument
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

17) North Carolina Bus Drivers to Use Technology to Battle Bad Language
Link to article in the StarNews:

18) New Jersey Transit Approves Wi-Fi Plan, But Free Only for Cablevision Customers
Link to article in The Record:

19) Portland Streetcar Inks Deal with GlobeSherpa to Offer Mobile Ticketing App
Link to article in The Oregonian:

20) New Integrated Electronic Plastic Display System
Link to article on Printed Electronics World:


21) Will Maths Help Solve Melbourne's Transport Problems?
Link to article on ITWire:

22) Apple's Google Now Competitor, 'Today' Comes with Traffic Info Too
Link to article on Northern Voices Online:


23) Smartphones, ADAS and the Connected Car
Link to article on Telematics Update:

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Today in Transportation History    
1983 **30th anniversary** Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to fly beyond the major planets when it crossed the orbit of Neptune.

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