Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 6, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) The World of a Volunteer Airport Ambassador
Link to article on AirlineReporter:

2) LAX Immerses Passengers in Digital Media
Link to article in Airport Business:


3) Tanzania Plans Surveillance Network to Improve Road Safety
Link to article in The Guardian:


4) Taiwan Toll Collection Firm to Establish English Website for Foreigners
Link to article in The China Post:


5) In Future, Will Speed Limits Be Variable?
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


6) In Hong Kong, Bus Fans Snap Photos of Their Favorite Models
Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:


7) Union Pacific Gives Grant to Topeka Rescue Mission to Educate on Train Safety
Link to article in The Topeka Capital-Journal:


8) Uber, Other Ride Apps Shake Up Transportation in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Link to story on Minnesota Public Radio:


9) Traffic Incident Management Workshop at TRB with Participation on Twitter
Link to further information:

10) TV Critic Cites Importance of Traffic in Naming Bob Kelly as Philadelphia MVP for 2013
Link to column in the Daily Times:


11) Mappers Seek Solutions to Baltimore-Area Transit Problems
Link to Capital News Service article:

12) Meet Baltimore's Most Passionate Transit Fan
Link to Capital News Service article:

13) Smartphones the Way to Go in Chicago, Transit Experts Say
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:

14) New Jersey Transit Raises Trademark Concerns Over Play
Link to column in the Courier-Post:

15) Techies Tackle WMATA Data at Metro Hack Night
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


16) New Wayne County, Michigan Website and Phone App Make Driving Easier
Link to article in The News-Herald:

17) Texas DOT Uses Bluetooth Readers to Track I-35 Travel Times
Link to FME News Service article:

18) Brrr! Audio, Video Social Media Tools Help Maryland's State Highway Administration Share the Latest Road Information
Link to Talking Transportation:


19) Google Teams with GM, Honda and Audi to Bring Android to Cars
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

20) GM to Outfit Chevy Vehicles with 4G from AT&T
Link to AP article:
Link to news release:

21) Chevy's 2015 Corvette Stingray to Get Telemetry Recorder
Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

 -  Call for Abstracts – 2014 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events
AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium – May 5-8 – Burlington, Vermont

Today in Transportation History    
1799 **215th anniversary** American explorer and cartographer Jedediah Smith was born in Bainbridge, New York.

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