Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 20, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) GPS Upgrade Set to Launch on Replacement Mission
Link to article in USA Today:


2) Mowasalat and Kentkart in Deal to Develop ITS in Qatar
Link to article in The Peninsula:


3) Feds' Roadside Driving Survey Called Abuse of Power
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:


4) Illinois Tollway Aims for I-90 'Smart Corridor'
Link to article in the Daily Herald:


5) US Government Drops Plan to Collect License Plate Tracking Info
Link to AP article:


6) Metrolink to Become First Commuter Railroad to Roll Out Positive Train Control
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

7) One-Seat Ride New York City to Start on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line March 3
Link to story on Cranford Radio:


8) Tesla CEO Credits Social Media for Recovery from Car Fires
Link to article from Business Insider:

9) Seattle's OpenCar Wants to Bring 'Long Tail' of Apps into Vehicles
Link to article on Xconomy:

10) New Confederate Georgia License Plate Brings Skirmishes
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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Today in Transportation History    
1844 **170th anniversary** Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail solo around the world, was born in Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia.

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