Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

Thank you for the support I've received during the November fundraiser!  The TCN had its start on June 13, 1998 when most of us, myself included, were using dial-up to connect with the Internet from home.  In 15+ years it's grown to over 7,700 direct subscribers from around the world.  While the TCN is a labor of love there are still expenses associated with putting it together each day.  That's why twice a year I ask for your support.  For information on how to contribute please scroll down. 


1) EU Parliament Approves €7 Billion to Complete Satellite Navigation Projects
Link to IDG News Service article:


2) ERTICO eMagazine – November 2013
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3) Los Angeles Mayor Launches New Parking Enforcement Website
Link to McClatchy News Service article:


4) NHTSA Tightens Crash Test Advertising Rules
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5) App Takes on Emergency Alert Duties in Mississippi
Link to article in Government Technology:

6) Winning the Distraction Marathon
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


7) RTA Launching Probe of Ventra Problems in Chicago
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


8) Queensland Traffic Systems Vulnerable to Attack
Link to article on iTnews:

9) Panama Traffic Management Plan Languishing
Link to article on Newsroom Panama:


10) GM Says Self-Driving Vehicles Not Ready in 'Foreseeable Future'; Nissan Vows By 2020
Link to article in The Detroit News:

11) Toyota Unveils Future Plans in Smart Mobility City Display
Link to article in CarAdvice:

12) Add-On Module Auto-Unlocks Your Car When Your Phone is Near
Link to review on CNET:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1998 **15th anniversary** Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station, was launched in Kazakhstan.

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