Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU's Single Sky Ambitions Remain Grounded by National Air Traffic Jams
Link to article on EurActiv:


2) China, Vietnam Agree on Hotline to Resolve Maritime Disputes
Link to story on the Voice of America:


3) The Road Not Taken: How Los Angeles Survived and Thrived During Two Weekend Closures of Its Busiest Freeway
Link to article in Public Roads:

4) Bridging the Digital Divide: The Challenges of Information Accessibility Prompt Efforts to Digitize Backlogs of Transportation Resources
Link to article in Public Roads:


5) US Lawmakers Question Effectiveness of $20 Billion Rail Safety Mandate
Link to article in The Hill:

6) New Caltrain Signal System to Make Corridor Safer, Compatible with High-Speed Rail
Link to article in The Daily Journal:


7) New Road Signage Promotes New Brunswick Agri-Tourism
Link to article in Farm Focus of Atlantic Canada:


8) EU Approves User Rules for 'Smart' Tachographs
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


9) Pittsburgh-Area Port Authority Selling Audio Ads on Buses
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

10) WMATA Engineers Uncover Rail-Car Intercom Problems
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

11) Color of Bus Lights a Source of Friction in New York Legislature
Link to article in The New York Times:


12) Indian Ban on Bulk Text Messages Blocks Police from Sending Traffic Alerts
Link to DNA article:

13) New Traffic System to Make Travel Safer, More Efficient in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Link to article in the Shippensburg Sentinel:


14) Backup Camera Rule for Cars in US Pushed Back to 2015
Link to Bloomberg article:

15) Sirius XM Joins the In-Car Streaming Music Battle
Link to article in The New York Times:

16) Q&A: Improving the Car Ownership Experience Outside of the Vehicle
Link to interview on Telematics Update:

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1963 **50th anniversary** The merger of Eastern Air Lines and American Airlines was rejected by the US Civil Aeronautics Board.

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