Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, December 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Newfoundland Wants Maritime Rescue Center Reopened
Link to Canadian Press article:


2) Profitable Lessons from TomTom's Brush with a Data Privacy Controversy
Link to article on Data Informed:

3) Daktronics Looking to Expand Manufacturing Facilities in South Dakota
Link to article in the Redwood Falls Gazette:

4) Information, Communication, Travel Behavior and Accessibility
Link to article in the Journal of Transport and Land Use:


5) TSA Launches New Web Pages Aimed at Kids and Spanish-Speaking Travelers
Link to article in Government Security News:
Link to TSA Kids:
Link to TSA en Español:

6) Senators Support Proposed Mass Transit Safety Study by Argonne National Lab
Link to AP article:


7) First-of-Its-Kind Urine Detection System Installed in Atlanta Transit Station Elevator
Link to story on WSB-TV:


8) New Traffic Control System in Saudi Arabia Draws Mixed Response
Link to article in Arab News:


9) The Asahi Shimbun Looks at 'The Future of Cars'
 -  World's Automakers Set Up in IT Hub to Gain Technological Edge
 -  Vehicles Are Becoming 'Portals' to the Information Highway
 -  Cars of the Future Must Meet Needs of Ever Evolving Cities


10) WeatherCloud Hopes to Take Data to the Streets
Link to article in the Boulder County Business Report:
Link to further information:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
In my final Friday Bonus before Christmas I thought I'd share this surprise the US Air Force Band sprang on visitors to the National Air and Space Museum.

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1973 **40th anniversary** Spanish prime minister, Luis Carrero Blanco, was assassinated in a car bomb attack in Madrid.

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