Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Atlanta City Council Approves Measure for Free Airport Wi-Fi
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:


2) Cellphones Could Help Cars Pinpoint Pedestrians
Link to article from Technische Universitaet Muenchen:


3) Gear Being Installed to Make I-75 Safer Across Florida Prairie
Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:

4) How AI Turns Traffic Lights Into Intelligent Agents
Link to blog on ReadWrite:


5) A Man on a Mission: Spreading the Mantra of Discipline on Roads
Link to article in The New Indian Express:

6) Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Gets $20,000 to Improve Public Search System
Link to article in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era:


7) US DOT Rail Safety Discussion Excluded Tank-Car Makers, Group Says
Link to McClatchy article:


8) Operation Lifesaver Turning Up Volume on Anti-Trespassing Message
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:

9) First Motorist-Aid Call Boxes in US Using Satellite Communications Installed in California
Link to article in The Willits News:

10) Making UAE Roads Safer 140 Characters at a Time
Link to article in Gulf News:

11) Traffic Control Devices, Visibility, and Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 2013
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


12) Researchers Plan to Use Nano-Satellites as Space Traffic Cops
Link to article in Computerworld:


13) Q&A: Progressive on Usage-Based Insurance – Keeping It Simple
Link to interview on Telematics Update:


14) North Carolina IMAP Teams Keeping Roads Clear of Accidents, Ice
Link to story on WGHP-TV:


15) NJ Transit Website Back Up After Taken Offline for Maintenance During Snowstorm
Link to article in The Record:

16) How Clever Commute Built a Data Business from Scratch – with Your Help
Link to article from The Association of Business Information & Media Companies:

17) Moovit Overhauled for iOS 7
Link to article on The Next Web:


18) Swansea Nowcaster System Held Up by Swedish Software Developers, Says Council
Link to article in the South Wales Evening Post:

19) For Bus Riders, Real-Time Arrival Data is More Important than Better Service
Link to blog on The Atlantic Cities:


20) Ford Teams with Universities on Automated Driving Research
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release:

21) New iOS in the Car Screenshots Leaked
Link to article on ZDNet:

22) Help Develop the FHWA 2015 Infrastructure Guidance for Connected Vehicles
Link to further information:

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