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:
PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION
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:
SAFETY / SECURITY
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:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
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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Today in Transportation History
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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