Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) 3,200 Government Plates Elude Iowa's Speed, Red-Light Cameras
Link to AP article:


2) Washington State Patrol: Texting Can Make Traffic Delays Even Worse
Link to story on KOIN-TV:


3) The Secret Behind a Mysterious New York City Traffic Code? It's Made Up
Link to article in The New York Times:


4) Jacksonville Port Authority Says It Needs Help Selling Port Projects
Link to article in the Jacksonville Business Journal:


5) Warning System Aims to Alert Drivers to Potential Crashes
Link to article in Catalyst:

6) Would Checking Cellphones After Collisions Truly Help Police?
Link to article in Government Technology:


7) Uber, Maker of Summon-A-Car App, Adds Fare Splitting
Link to article in The New York Times:


8) When Traffic Reporter Linda Dawson Speaks, Locals Detour in Cleveland Area
Link to interview in The Plain Dealer:


9) GM's Infotainment Officer on OnStar Ads, Vehicle Technology
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:

News Releases

Bernie's Notes
My wife and I are taking a little vacation time.  I plan to publish the TCN each day but the content may be a little less than usual and it may not be sent at 6 pm New York time each day.  In addition, I may not respond to emails as quickly as usual.  I appreciate your understanding.

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Today in Transportation History    
1948 **65th anniversary** The first hijacking of a commercial airliner took place on a flight between Macau and Hong Kong.

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