Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 28, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Miami International Airport Official Discusses Runway Incursion Detection System
Link to article in Government Security News:


2) Microsoft Mapping Patent Ruled Invalid in Germany
Link to IDG News Service article:


3) E-GNSS for Road Transport: On Galileo's Home Field
Link to article on Inside GNSS:

4) Autorickshaws in Bangalore to Get GPS Makeover
Link to article in The Indian Express:


5) Washington State DOT Denies Communication Problems with Tunnel Partners
Link to story on KING-TV:

6) Federal Court Overturns Rapid City, South Dakota Ban on Digital Billboards
Link to article in the Rapid City Journal:

7) How Canada Plans to Fuel Its Economy with Open Data
Link to article on Nextgov:

8) At the Junction of the Interstate and the Information Highway
Link to commentary on Bloomberg:

9) Massachusetts RVM 'Virtual Hold' a Win for Customers
Link to blog from Massachusetts DOT:


10) New Signage Coming to Promote Safety on Maryland's Bay Bridge
Link to story on WBAL-TV:

11) How Do You Stop a Big Truck from Driving Into a Small Tunnel?
Link to article in Government Technology:


12) Court Rules It's OK for Drivers in California to Check Mobile Maps
Link to IDG News Service article:


13) New Regional Buses in Massachusetts to Offer Wi-Fi and Power Outlets
Link to article on West Roxbury Patch:
Link to news release


14) Consumer Reports: Cars Better, Infotainment Not
Link to article in USA Today:

15) Volvo to Debut 'Tablet' In-Car Interface at Geneva
Link to article from Relaxnews:

16) Q&A with Suzanne Murtha, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium
Link to interview on TollRoadsNews:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
They're so friendly in Hawaii that even the crosswalks say 'aloha.'

Upcoming Events
Compass4D Workshop – April 4 – Helmond, The Netherlands

Today in Transportation History    
1849 **165th anniversary** The SS California arrived in San Francisco Harbor. It was the first Gold Rush ship to dock and also marked the beginning of regular steamship service between the east and west coasts of the US.

March 1, 1914 **100th anniversary** Australian military aviation began with a flight at Point Cook.

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