Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Las Vegas' McCarran International Debuts Ultra High-Definition Sign
Link to article in Airport Improvement:


2) Bike-Share Speak: Backwards Seat = Broken
Link to article on Transportation Nation:


3) Google Publishes Crisis Response Map for Alberta Flooding
Link to Google Earth Blog:


4) The Use of Games in Maritime Training – Serious Training or Just an Excuse to Play?
Link to article on Maritime Professional:


5) Pop-Up Buses, Cellphone Data Are Big Winners at Transit Tech Competition
Link to Mobility Lab blog:


6) Florida Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Over Pinellas Transit Education Campaign
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


7) As FAA Moves to Relax Device Rules, Ridership on Gadget-Friendly Trains and Buses Surges
Link to NBC News story:


8) US DOT Out in the Cold on Presidential Cyberwar Policy
Link to blog on Security Debrief:


9) Los Angeles Sides with Taxi Companies, Sends Cease-and-Desist Letters to Three Ride-Sharing Startups
Link to story on KPCC Radio:


10) Insurance Telematics and the European Gender Ruling
Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) Kentucky Speedway Offers Race Fans More Traffic Updates
Link to AP article:


12) Germany's Car-to-X Communication System Readies for Launch
Link to BBC News story:

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Bernie's Notes

You've probably noticed I occasionally include audio reports in the TCN from Transportation Radio.  I haven't done any recently because there have been some technical challenges with the audio not playing correctly for some readers.  Among the 7,000+ subscribers to the TCN I'm sure there are some who have Internet expertise.  Please let me know if you might be able to provide some insight on how I might best include links to audio in the TCN.  The audio reports allow me to do some specialized reporting not found elsewhere and it's something I'd like to grow if I can resolve the technical issues.  Thank you!

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1956 The SS Andrea Doria and the MS Stockholm collided off the coast of Massachusetts.  While most passengers and crew survived, 46 people died.

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