Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) In-Flight Cell Calls? No Way, Say Federal Lawmakers
Link to article in The Hill:

2) NATS Blames Touch Screen Tool for UK Air-Traffic Glitch
Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

3) The Tech-Friendliest Airlines: Wi-Fi and Gadgets on Planes
Link to article on Tom's Guide:


4) Iowa Transportation Commission OKs Strict Rules on Traffic Cameras
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

5) Appleton, Wisconsin's Expanding Network of Traffic Cameras
Link to story on WBAY-TV:


6) A Beautiful New Public Transit Map Shows How New York and New Jersey Connect
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


7) Florida Cabinet OKs Virtual Insurance 'Cards'
Link to News Service of Florida article:

8) Five Tips from Los Angeles' Favorite Traffic Cop on Keeping Public Interactions Positive
Link to article on PoliceOne:

9) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – December 2013
Link to newsletter:

10) Today at Gulf Traffic
Link to videos:


11) Off-Airport Parking Industry is Adapting to Paperless Technologies
Link to article on Travel News Daily:


12) Audit: New York State DOT Lacks Records on Railroad Bridge Inspections
Link to AP article:

13) UK Rail Safety and Standards Board Working on Two Traffic Management Innovations
Link to article in the Railway Gazette:


14) New Jersey Snow-Fighting Operation Tracked by GPS, Weather Sensors
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:


15) Coach Crash-Prevention System Tracks Drivers' Eyes
Link to BBC News story:


16) Automakers Putting the 'Mobile' Into Mobility in China
Link to Xinhua article:


17) The Responder – December 2013
Link to newsletter:


18) Delayed Train? Skeptical Boss? New York MTA Will Give Passengers a Late Note
Link to article in The New York Times:

19) Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit
Link to video from Embarq:

20) Command-Level Decision Making for Transit Emergency Managers
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


21) New Traffic Command Center Opened in Nairobi by Kenyan President
Link to article in The Standard:

22) California Ports to Test Congestion-Reduction Software
Link to article in Transport Topics:

23) New Intelligent Traffic Light System Expected to Reduce Gridlock in Kuala Lumpur
Link to article in The Star:

24) Steps Needed for Integrating DC Patchwork of Transit Information and Technology
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


25) Survey: Gen Y Wants Self-Driving Car Features
Link to article in USA Today:

26) 4G LTE and the Future of the Connected Car
Link to articles on Telematics Update:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1868 **145th anniversary** The world's first traffic signal was installed in London.

2013 Mary Barra was announced as the next CEO of General Motors.  The first woman to lead a major US car company.

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