Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Portland, Oregon Airport Rejects Anti-Clearcutting Ad from Environmental Groups
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to news release:

2) Articles from Airport Technology
 -  Positive Boarding at Heathrow: Tackling Delays with Smart Data
 -  Social Biometrics – The Secret Ingredient for a Passenger-Centric Airport


3) Plate Scanners Boost Florida Traffic Stops
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

4) Low-Tech Solution Helps Indiana DOT Solve Truck Collisions with Bridges
Link to article in Government Technology:


5) How 'Roads Kill': Pulitzer Center Visualizes Global Safety Crisis
Link to story on PBS's MediaShift:


6) For a Revamped GPS, Biggest Savings Carry Biggest Risks
Link to article on SpaceNews:


7) Brits Are World's Most Wired Drivers, Says Fleet Tracker CEO
Link to article on The Register:


8) 2013 Australian ITS Summit Under Way
Link to updates from ITS Australia:

9) ERTICO eMagazine – September 2013
Link to magazine:


10) Portland, Oregon Transportation Bureau Creates Job to #Engage on Social Media
Link to article in The Oregonian:

11) The Blurred Lines Between Social Media and Censorship
Indiana's governor and WMATA got caught up in controversies after removing social media comments.
Link to column in Governing:


12) California Becomes First State in Nation to Regulate Ridesharing
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

13) Sensors to Automatically Operate Taxi Meters in Dubai
Link to article in The Gulf Today:


14) Launching the iBus: How Public Outreach Led to Transport Success in Indore, India
Link to article on WRIInsights:

15) Kanawha County, West Virginia Bus Schedules to Merge with Google
Link to article in the Charleston Daily Mail:

16) Chicago Transit Authority Maps an Alluring Target for Thieves
Link to story on WMAQ-TV:


17) Articles from Radio Ink
 -  Broadcasters Get Very Detailed Connected Car Lesson
 -  How the Car Industry Has Driven Audio Consumption Trends
 -  How Tesla Changes Radio

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Project Management – MTA, Metro-North Railroad – New York City
 -  Public Transportation Planner – Wendel – Amherst, New York

Friday Bonus
Which US state prohibits driving with a blindfold on? 

Upcoming Events
International Aviation Forecast Summit – November 2-5 – Baltimore, Maryland

Today in Transportation History    
1893 **120th anniversary** Charles and Frank Duryea road-tested the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.

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