Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Delta 4 Launch of New GPS Satellite Postponed
Link to article on Spaceflight Now:

2) IATA Making Welcome Progress on Permanent Bag Tag Standard and InBag Initiatives
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

3) US Air Force Pilots Shut Off GPS, Other Tools to Train for Future Wars
Link to article in Air Force Times:

4) Delta Air Lines Restores Website and Mobile App After Four Hour Outage
Link to AP article:


5) Thinking Aloud at the ITS World Congress
Link to podcast:

6) ITS International – September/October 2013
Link to magazine:


7) Drug Traffickers Hack Into Computers at European Ports
Link to article in The Telegraph:


8) Interstate Call Boxes Are Disappearing in Florida
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:


9) Ada County (Idaho) Highway District Threatens Boise with Hefty $10,000 'Fees' Over Parking Sensors
Link to story on KBOI-TV:


10) Missouri DOT Taking Down Variable Speed Limit Signs on I-270/I-255
Link to story on KMOX Radio:

11) Law Enforcement Group Reaches Deal with New York State DOT on Memorial Signs
Link to story on WHEC-TV:


12) Fatality Count to be Displayed Daily on Tennessee Interstate Message Boards
Link to story on WTVF-TV
Link to news release:

13) New Warning System Could Improve Work-Zone Safety
Link to article in Catalyst:

14) Study Reveals Top Emergency Communications Challenges
Link to article in Fire Engineering:

15) How San Francisco is Using Social Networks to Get Ready for The Big One
Link to article on TechHive:


16) Fleet Telematics and Satellite Communications
Link to article on Telematics Update:


17) Tech vs. Traffic: Winning App Offers Help to Metro Manila Commuters
Link to article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:


18) Tesla Taps AT&T to Bring Cellular Connection to Its Cars
Link to article on CNET:

19) Millennials Interested in New Car Tech Beyond Connectivity
Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

 -  BAIFA Express Lane Network Toll System Integration and Maintenance Draft RFP for Industry Review - Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority 

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Today in Transportation History    
1558 **455th anniversary** Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, was established.

1863 **150th anniversary** The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad began operation.

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