Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Los Angeles Airports Panel Throws Out Bids on Media Services Contract
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

2) NTSB Urges Aviation Weather Cameras for Hawaii
Link to article from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

3) US DOT Opposes FCC's Bid to Ban 121.5 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Link to article from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

4) NextGen Time-Based Metering Tool Deployed
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

5) Airline IT – What is the Impact on Travelers and Employees
Link to article on Tnooz:

6) Virtual Assistants Push Into New Areas with Button Panels
Link to article in Airport World:


7) How a Happy Crab Helped Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities by 56% in Ocean City, Maryland
Link to article on Transportation Nation:
Link to further information from Ocean City:


8) Alaska DOT Installing 'Avalanche Cams' in Juneau
Link to article in the Juneau Empire:


9) Massachusetts Electronic Tolls Plan Meets Resistance
Link to article in the Telegram & Gazette:


10) Hanoi Plans 'Intelligent' Traffic Flow
Link to article on VietNamNet Bridge:


11) Sea Traffic Control Pushed in Philippines Following Fatal Collision
Link to article in BusinessWorld:

12) PORTS System for Jacksonville
Link to article in Hydro International:


13) Airports Need to Look at New Car Parking Strategies, Including Improved Customer Communication
Link to article in Airport World:


14) Railroads Seek to Install Cameras to Watch Crews
Link to AP article:


15) Seven Year Battle Ends in New York State with Billboard's Removal
Link to article in the Times Union:


16) Big Data to Make Driving Safer
Link to article on CNET:


17) Regulations Prompt New Fight Between DC Taxicab Commission and Uber
Link to story on WAMU Radio:


18) Q&A with Inrix on Their Plans for Brazilian Telematics Market
Link to interview on Telematics Update:

19) Going Orbital with Vehicle Communications
Link to article in Fleet Owner:


20) Singapore and China to Launch Dual-Currency Transit Card
Link to article on ZDNet:

21) Raleigh Transit Authority Sued by Humane Society of US for Rejecting Bus Ads
Link to article in Pork Magazine:


22) New Electronic Messages Signs on New Jersey Turnpike Arriving in Time for Super Bowl
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


23) GM and Ford Look to Silicon Valley for Transformative Ideas and Technology
Link to Reuters article:

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