Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) JFK Airport Customs Kiosks Pay Off in Shorter Wait Times
Link to Bloomberg article:


2) Washington, DC DOT Takes to Twitter in New Bike Lane Enforcement
Link to story on WRC-TV:

3) Tool Compares Travel Times of DC's Capital Bikeshare with Other Modes
Link to blog on DCist:
Link to The Bikeshare Trip Timer:


4) New GPS Navigation System Tells Drivers When to Change Lanes, Aims to Prevent Traffic Jams
Link to AFP article:


5) Port of Baltimore Ready Against Threat of Cyber Attack, Officials Say
Link to article in the Baltimore Business Journal:

6) Google Says Floating Barge for Showing Off New Tech
Link to article in USA Today:


7) Federal Judge Rules Utah DOT Curbed Marchers' Free-Speech Rights
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

8) Long-Time Chicago Traffic Reporter TJ Andrew Dies
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

9) Transit Access, Information Helps Keep Seniors Mobile
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


10) LinkedIn: Quite Possibly the Most Overlooked Social Media Tool
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

11) What NASA Can Teach the Rest of Government About Using Social Media
Link to Excellence in Government podcast:


12) Denmark's European Railway Traffic Management System Rolls Out
Link to article in the rail engineer:


13) Montana's Highway 'Markers' Remind Drivers to Be Safe
Link to story on MTN News:

14) eCall: Saves Time to Save Lives, What is Taking So Long?
Link to blog on European Public


15) US Government Wants In on Car-Sharing, Too
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


16) How Melbourne is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data
Link to blog from IBM:

17) City Moves: Seven Public Transport Innovations
Link to blog on Worldcrunch:


18) Inrix Working on Real-Time Express Lanes Versus General Lanes Traffic Data
Link to article on TOLLROADSnews:

19) Waze Finally Shows Up in Desktop Google Maps
Link to article on CNET:

20) IBM Nairobi Lab's First Offering is a Traffic-Dodging Mobile App
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

21) Mandaue, Philippines to Bid Out Traffic Management to Private Sector
Link to Philippine News Agency article:


22) GM's New Customer-Service Guru Faces Big Task
Link to Reuters article:

23) Blurring the Line Between Cars and Consumer Electronics
Link to podcast on Telematics Update:

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Today in Transportation History    
1528 **485th anniversary** Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became the first European known to have arrived in present day Texas.

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