Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 5, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Survey: Indian Airlines Need to Catch Up with Technology and Social Media
Link to article on Tnooz:

2) Airports Still Catching Up with Hearing Aid Technology
Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:


3) Want to Text and Walk? New Cellphone Says No
Link to article on CNET:


4) Washington State Woman Unknowingly Live-Tweets Husband's Fatal Crash
Link to story on KATU-TV:


5) Toronto Mall Offers Live Streaming Cameras, App to Ease Parking Problems
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
Link to further information:


6) Research for Transportation Decision-making
Link to Talking Transportation:


7) Roadside Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Sensors Increase Traffic Flow in Ontario
Link to article in Government Technology:

8) Better Signage Coming for Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Link to article in The Queens County Advance:


9) Safety Technology Could Transform Trucking, Tech Leaders Say
Link to article in Transport Topics:

10) European Blind Union Calls for Noisier Cars to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Link to article on Euractiv:
Link to position paper:

11) This Video Game Could Improve Airport Security
Link to blog in Slate:


12) These Two Insurers Are Stretching Telematics Boundaries
Link to article on Insurance & Technology:


13) Derailed Metro-North Train Had Warning System, Just Not in Operator's Cab
Link to article in The New York Times:

14) DC Metro Criticized for 'Sexist' Ads
Link to article in The Hill:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Director, Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation – US DOT – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference – December 11-13 – State College, Pennsylvania

Today in Transportation History    
1958 **55th anniversary** The Preston bypass opened.  It was the first motorway in the UK.

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