Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 27, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) British Airways to Relax Rules on Electronic Devices
Link to BBC News story:

2) Flying Planes Closer Together Boosts Biggest FedEx Hub
Link to Bloomberg article:

3) FAA Agrees to Drop Dated Material from Knowledge Tests
Link to article from AOPA:

4) US DOT Demands That Delta Buy Tablets to Track Compliance with Passenger Bumping Rules
Link to article on Tnooz:

5) Austin, Texas to Look at Ban on Aerial Advertising
Link to story on KTBC-TV:


6) Ohio Judge: Confiscate Elmwood Place Traffic Cameras
Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:


7) Alabama State Representative Says He'll Propose Bill Forcing Disclosure of Road Dollars
Link to article in The Huntsville Times:


8) Los Angeles Metro Unveils Crime-Reporting App for Bus, Train Commuters
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:


9) Winning the Telematics Race Through Diversity
Link to commentary on Telematics Update:


10) 'Patent Trolls' Targeted Metra, Officials Say
Agency paid $50,000 to settle lawsuit.
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

11) Real Time Ireland App Integrates National Transport Services
Link to article on Silicon Republic:


12) $20 Million Traffic Control System Installed in Abu Dhabi
Link to article on Al Bawaba:


13) The Internet of Cars is Approaching a Crossroads
Link to article in the MIT Technology Review:

14) Drivers Can Learn to Master High-Tech Devices
Link to column in The Detroit News:

News Releases

 -  Call for Presentations – Minnesota's Transportation Conference

Upcoming Events
Complete Streets Symposium – July 25-26 – Chicago

Today in Transportation History    
1923 **90th anniversary** The first aerial refueling took place between two airplanes.

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