Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, January 16, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Big Data: Airports Ramp Up Smartphone Tracking, But Use Retail Technology
Link to article on International Business Times:


2) Cameras Keep Tabs on Trucks on Highway 99 in Oregon
Link to article in The Register-Guard:


3) New Interstate Sensor System in Florida Will Help Alert Drivers to Backups
Link to story on WWSB-TV:

4) ITS News & Updates – January 16
Link to newsletter from US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office:


5) 'Building Alberta' Signs Bring Government Criticism
Link to article in the Fort Saskatchewan Record:

6) Thinking Aloud Live from TRB
Link to podcast from Thinking Highways:


7) What Happens When You Ask Transport Canada About Rail Safety Reforms?
Link to article on Global News:


8) Q&A: To Regulate or Not Regulate Insurance Telematics
Link to article on Telematics Update:


9) The Responder – January 2014
Link to newsletter from the Traffic Incident Management Network:


10) Phones in New York City Subways: On Elevated Lines, Hear the Future
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) Year Could Pass Before Central Florida Highway Message Boards are Replaced
Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:

12) Interview with New York City Helicopter Traffic Reporter Tom Kaminski
Link to story on Cranford Radio:


13) Smart Technology Takes a Back Seat at Detroit Motor Show
Link to article from the Financial Times:

14) Most Gen Y Consumers Plan to Buy High-Tech Cars, Survey Shows
Link to Bloomberg article:

News Releases

 -  Call for Speakers – Vehicle Dynamics Convention

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Inrix Analytics – January 23

Today in Transportation History    
1864 **150th anniversary** Passenger service began between San Jose and San Francisco on the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad.  The line is the oldest continually operated commuter train service in the West.

1969 **45th anniversary** Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 conducted the first docking of two manned spacecraft.

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