Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Los Angeles Airport Creates Emergency Response Team to Improve Communication with Travelers in Wake of TSA Shooting
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:

2) GOP Senator Considers Bill to Block In-Flight Cellphone Calls
Link to article in The Hill:


3) Florida Congressman Wants New Transponder System to Help Speed Up Driving Commute Times
Link to story on WFTV-TV:


4) Draft ITS Master Plan Released for Public Review in Hyderabad
Link to article in The Hindu:


5) New Navigation System Enables Safe Growth of Port Traffic
Link to article from VTT:
Link to DockingAssist:


6) This Speedy Robot Scans Tunnels for Cracks Far Better Than Humans Can
Link to article in Wired:
Link to further information:


7) 'FlyRights' App Lets Sikh Travelers Report Complaints of TSA Profiling
Link to AFP article:
Link to further information:


8) Startup Helps New Yorkers Arrange Shared Cab Rides to Airports
Link to article in the Daily News:
Link to Bandwagon:


9) TV Screens at Calgary LRT Stations Aim to Better Inform Transit Riders
Link to article in the Calgary Herald:

10) Pittsburgh Transit Agency Faces Suit Over 'Godless' Ads
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to news release:


11) More and More Drivers Using West Virginia 511 for Traffic and Weather Alerts
Link to story on WSAZ-TV:
Link to West Virginia 511:

12) City of Ottawa Ditched Plan to Run Open-Data Competition for New Traffic App, Instead Going with Sole-Sourced Deal
Link to article in the Ottawa Citizen:
Link to further information on Ottawa Nav:

13) iHeartRadio for Android Devices Updated with Local News, Traffic and Weather Updates
Link to article on Edgadget:

14) **CORRECTION** Broken California Traffic Sensors Article
Link to update from the AP:


15) University of South Florida Launches Automated Vehicle Institute
Link to article in The Oracle:

16) Mercedes-Benz Heads to Silicon Valley with Massive Focus on Car Tech
Link to blog on Thinkdigit:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1983 **30th anniversary** An Avianca flight crashed near Madrid killing 181 of the 192 people aboard the 747.

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