Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 25, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) If the FCC Backs In-Flight Calls, Will the Airlines?
Link to AP article:

2) Clear Channel Partners with Chicago Airports to Create Smooth Jazz Radio Station with Traffic and Weather Updates
Link to article on Chicagoland Radio and Media:

3) An Inside Look: United Airlines' Mission Control Center
Link to article in Forbes:

4) British Airways Unveils Digital Billboards That Tell Drivers Where Flights Are Going
Link to article in The Drum:


5) Traffic Cameras Keep Traffic Moving in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Link to story on KELO-TV:


6) Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways with GPS Data
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


7) US Marines Test Giant Autonomous Headless Horsebot
Link to article on ZDNet:

8) Smarter Transportation Infrastructure Means Smarter Choices
Link to blog from IBM:


9) New Jersey Bill Would Keep Traffic Summonses from Public Domain
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


10) Amtrak's Hiawatha Line to Get Wi-Fi Service Soon
Link to article in the Journal Sentinel:

11) How to Squeeze 1,200 Trains a Day into America's Busiest Transit Hub
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


12) The UK Railway Workers Trained to Stop Suicides
Link to story on BBC Radio 5 live:

13) New York State Police Go Vertical to Catch Texting Drivers
Link to AP article:


14) Uber Teams Up with GM, Toyota to Get More Cars on the Road
Link to article on CNET:


15) Bus Drivers in UK Launch Blind-Awareness Campaign
Link to article in the Wakefield Express:

16) Free Wi-Fi Now Available at Two Toronto Subway Stations
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:

17) Open Standards for Contactless Credit and Debit Cards Offer Benefits
Link to article in Railway Terminal World:

18) DC Metro Working on Upgrades to Its Train Arrival Signs
Link to column in The Washington Post:


19) Dim Traffic Sensors Dull How 'Smart' California Freeways Are
Link to AP article:

20) Toyota Tsusho Looking to Roll Out Traffic Tip Tool in Asia and Middle East
Link to article in The Nation:


21) Traffic Cameras, Smartphones Becoming Weather Forecasters
Link to article in the Democrat & Chronicle:

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Today in Transportation History    
1783 **230th anniversary** The last British troops evacuated New York City and General George Washington entered the city.

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