Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

How Will Big Data Improve Transportation Planning & the Driver Experience?
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Register today:
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1) Richard Witkin, Longtime Aviation Reporter Dies
Link to article in The New York Times:

2) Gogo Eyes International Expansion, Calls Global In-Flight Broadband 'Untapped Market'
Link to column on ZDNet:


3) Selling the Public on Biking, Political-Campaign Style
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


4) CCTV Watch Makes Roads Safer in Kolkata, India
Link to article in The Times of India:


5) Galileo Satellites Put to the Test
Link to article in GPS World:


6) Getting on the WAVE of Road Safety
Link to commentary on Telematics Update:


7) New Street-Light System in Las Vegas Capable of Recording/Playing Video, Audio
Link to story on KSNV-TV:


8) Autorickshaws, Taxis May Soon Have GPS, GPRS in Mumbai
Link to DNA article:


9) A Dead End for WhichBus: Seattle Transit App Pulls Plug
Link to article on GeekWire:

10) New MBTA Smartphone App Adds Pizzazz to Mobile Arena
Link to article in The Boston Globe:


11) Google Maps Real-Time Incident Reports Rolling Out to 46 New Countries Starting Today
Link to article on Android Authority:

12) Arizona Plans New I-10 Storm Monitors
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:

13) The Responder – November 2013
Link to newsletter from the Traffic Incident Management Network:


14) Florida Aims to Lead Driverless Car Revolution
Link to article in The Tampa Tribune:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1918 **95th anniversary** Germany signed an armistice with the Allies in a railroad car in France, bringing an end to World War I.

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