Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, November 4, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Delta, JetBlue Get Green Light for Gadgets
Link to article in The Hill:

2) New App and Website Aim to Better Predict Airport Wait Times
Link to article in The Denver Post:

3) Companies Using Smartphones to Connect with Passengers at Airports
Link to article in Airport World:


4) App Helps Disabled Use Sidewalks and Transportation
Link to article in The Tartan:


5) Governor Backs Iowa DOT Over Police Chiefs in Battle Over Traffic-Camera Enforcement
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:


6) Articles from Latest Issue of Nordic Road and Transport Research
 -  New EU Project on Automated Driving (page 3)
 -  The Effect of Traffic Management on Road, Railway and Maritime Traffic (page 5)
 -  Employing a Driving Simulator for Road Planning (page 14)


7) SEPTA Police Chief Gains a Following on Twitter
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


8) Canada Tests Animal Detectors
Link to article in The New York Times:


9) Marijuana Ads on Portland, Maine Transit Stir the Pot Over Drug Safety, Free Speech
Link to McClatchy Newspapers article:

10) Mobility Lab Alumni Launch Transit Info Service in Washington, DC Area
Link to article on ARLnow:

11) NYC Subway Goes Glam with Electronic Makeup Kiosk
Link to article in PC Magazine:
Link to news release:


12) Automated Cars Rumble Toward the Starting Line
Link to article in The Washington Post:

13) Stanford's Clifford Nass, Pioneer in Autonomous Vehicle Research, Dead at 55
Link to article on Stanford Report:

14) How Universal is In-Car Radio Listening?
Link to blog on All Access:

News Releases

 -  Call for Papers – 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
 -  Request for Proposals – Smart Bus Solution – Metropolitan Area Planning Council
 -  Request for Applications – Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning Grants – FHWA
 -  Submissions Sought – Auto App Challenge – GPS Business News

Upcoming Events
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Open House – November 15 – Blacksburg, Virginia

Today in Transportation History    
1973 **40th anniversary** The first 'Car Free Sunday' was held in the Netherlands during the 1973 oil embargo.

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