Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Articles from Airport Industry Review
 -  The 4G Threat to Air Traffic Radar
 -  Data in the Spotlight – How Airports Capture and Use Passenger Data
 -  AIR Innovation in Passenger Services Technology Award


2) Clever Sign Gets Noticed by Following People Walking Along Sidewalk
Link to article on PSFK:


3) Norway Blocks Apple's Request to Photograph Oslo from Above
Link to article on ZDNet:

4) Articles from The Atlantic Cities
 -  Meet the Man Trying to Save the Lost Art of Hand-Drawn Maps
 -  Transit Map of the Day: See the New York City Subway System from Above


5) SunPass Now Available in Florida Rest Area Vending Machines
Link to story on WJCT Radio:


6) NHTSA Servers Restored After They Were Hacked Last Week
Link to article in The New York Times:

7) London Tosses Out Wi-Fi Sniffing 'Smart Bins'
Link to article on CNET:

8) Honda to Movie Industry: Don't Ditch 35 MM Film
Decision could lead to the closing of hundreds of drive-ins.
Link to article in The Hill:

9) Meet Streetmix, the Website Where You Can Design Your Own Street
Link to Streetsblog NYC:


10) Iowa DOT Plans Text-Blocking App for Teen Drivers
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

11) Australia's RACQ Says Electronic Billboards a Road Safety Risk
Link to story on the Australian Broadcasting Corp. News:

12) Do License Plate Readers Prevent Crime or Create Privacy Abuses?
Link to story on PBS Newshour:

13) Golden Gate Transit Re-Brands and Re-Launches Security Campaign
Link to article in the Marin Independent Journal:


14) Research Shows Bus Passengers Determine Value on More Than Ticket Price
Link to article in routeONE:


15) The First Driverless Cars Will Actually Be a Bunch of Trucks
Link to article on TechHive:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Toll Operations Center Manager – State Road and Tollway Authority – Atlanta

Upcoming Events
IBTTA Global Technology Workshop – October 27-29 – Deauville, France

Today in Transportation History    
1973 **40th anniversary** President Richard Nixon signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973.

1983 **30th anniversary** Dallas Area Rapid Transit was created.

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