Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 22, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) FCC Eyes Lifting Ban on Cell Calls on Planes
Link to article in USA Today:

2) San Francisco Airport Staff Notification System Failed After Asiana Crash
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

3) Dulles Airport's Video System Tells You How Long the Waits Are at TSA Checkpoints
Link to article in The Washington Post:


4) Crosswalk Technology: What Price Safety?
Link to story on KVAL-TV:


5) New Los Angeles Parking Site Draws Mixed Reviews
Link to article from McClatchy News Service:


6) TriMet Hopes 'Accountability Center' Website Silences Transparency Criticism
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to news release:

7) Social Media Webinar: A Few Thoughts on Value of Online, Mobile Communications
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


8) Ireland Shelving 80 KMH Speed Signs 'For Sending Wrong Message'
Link to article in the Irish Independent:


9) Spotting the Trends in Disaster Tweets
Link to article on Nextgov:


10) New York City Taxi Chief Wants E-Hail Apps Approved
Link to article in amNew York:


11) Sydney Trains to Fine Opal Fare Evaders via Mobiles
Link to article on iTnews:

12) Auckland Transport Ticketing System 'a Dog'
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

13) APTA Group Reviews BART Worker Safety Rules
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:


14) Technology Makes a Difference for Boston Traffic
Link to story on WBZ Radio:

15) Columbus, Ohio Traffic Center Keeps You Moving
Link to story on WBNS-TV:

16) City of Ottawa Stands By Flawed Traffic App
Link to article in the Ottawa Sun:


17) Why We Need Big Data and Connected Cars
Link to blog in EE Times:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
Ever have an experience like this with an interactive voice-response system?

 -  Application Solicitation – University Transportation Center Grants – US DOT

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1963 **50th anniversary** President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas.

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