Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA Updates Notam Format for Airport Operators to Meet International Standards
Link to article in AINSafety:


2) Cities, Iowa DOT Battle Over Proposed Rules Regulating Automated Speed Cameras, Red-Light Devices
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:


3) Boston School Bus Strike Prompted, in Part, by GPS Tracking
Link to story on WBUR Radio:


4) After Sandy Hit, US Coast Guard Communications Got … Better
Link to article in GCN:


5) University of Queensland Begins Fleet Management Data Research
Link to article in CIO Australia:


6) Smartphones, Social Media Blamed for Beijing Traffic Jams
Link to article in the South China Morning Post:

7) Can a Highway Pit Stop be a Spiritual Experience? Germany is Trying to Make It One
Link to story on PRI's The World:


8) South Australia to Roll Out Real-Time Updates for Public Transport Services
Link to article in The Advertiser:

9) Ventra Rollout: Jammed Phone Lines, Email Confusion
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


10) Connected Services: Do They Sell Cars?
Link to article on Telematics Update:

11) Wisconsin DMV Photographs License Plates to Research Compliance
Link to story on Wisconsin Public Radio:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Research Transportation Specialist – FHWA Office of Operations Research and Development – McLean, Virginia (Pre-Announcement)

Upcoming Events
2013 Annual Polis Conference – December 4-5 – Brussels

Today in Transportation History    
1978 **35th anniversary** The current world water speed record of 317.6 mph was set by Ken Warby in Australia.

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