Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 16, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) You're Grounded – (Social) Media Storms and Airline Responses
Link to blog on Tnooz:


2) The Advantages of Crowdsourced Maps


3) New ITS Technology Clears the Way for South Florida Emergency Vehicles
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


4) China Proposes Maritime Emergency Help Line
Link to Xinhua article:
Link to news release: (in Chinese)

5) US House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster to Host Twitter Town Hall on Water Bill
Link to article in The Hill:

6) Tappan Zee Bridge Vessels, Lights Tough to Navigate
Link to article in The Journal News:

7) New Jersey Marine Terminal Banking on Automation
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

8) Opera Uses Maritime Sounds on River Thames
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:


9) How to Turn Something as Unsexy as Car Rental Into a Social Media Hit
Link to blog on Tnooz:


10) Pittsburgh Leads in Parking Payment Technology
Link to article in State Tech:


11) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Unfairly Fast-Tracked Toll Hikes, Government Report Says
Link to article in The Record:
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:

12) Knoxville, Tennessee Launches Traffic-Calming Website, Schedules Public Meetings
Link to story on WATE-TV:

13) Florida Won't Promote New Texting Law
Link to article in The Miami Herald:


14) Positive Train Control: Additional Authorities Could Benefit Implementation
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


15) Dallas Officials, Yellow Cab Worked Together to Thwart Uber Transportation App
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


16) Motorists Tap the Brakes on Installing Data Devices for Insurance Companies
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


17) Greater Portland, Maine Communities Team Up to Market Regional Transit System
Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:

18) DC Metrorail Riders Need the Same Purpose-Driven Forums Available to Metrobus Customers
Link to column in The Washington Post:


19) Bangalore Traffic Center Delayed as Agencies Squabble
Link to article in The Times of India:

20) Traffic Management Course Made Part of Curriculum at Indian College
Link to DNA India article:

News Releases

 -  Notification for Prequalification – Design, Manufacture, Supply and Installation of ITS – State of Qatar
 -  Request for Proposal - Interstate Rest Area Sponsorship Program – Iowa DOT

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