Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Memphis Airport Uses Twitter, Facebook to Connect to Passengers
Link to story on WREG-TV:


2) Toll Camera Lens Cleaners in Place on Illinois Tollway; Remote-Controlled System First in US
Link to story on WLS-TV:


3) How Mapping Software Gathers and Uses Traffic Information. The Key Element is You.
Link to article in The Washington Post:


4) Smart Highways and the Work of the Southwest Research Institute
Link to story on KSTX Radio's The Source:

5) Surveillance System Planned for Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Link to article in ITS International:


6) Mississippi's Port of Pascagoula Creates $125 Communications Fee
Link to article in The Mississippi Press:


7) Woman Who Recorded Florida Traffic Stop Spends Night in Jail
Link to story on WPLG-TV:

8) Frustrated by Traffic, New York Filmmaker Explores Streets' Future
Link to article in The Epoch Times:


9) An App That Promises to Get You Out of Parking Tickets
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


10) State of Play of the Implementation of the ERTMS Deployment Plan in Europe
Link to document from the European Commission:


11) At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They're Watching You
Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Sochi Airport Security Tool: Coming to an Airport Near You?
Link to McClatchy News article:

13) Traffic Safety Expo Opens in Salalah, Oman
Link to article in the Oman Daily Observer:


14) Techies Work to Merge Data from Multiple Transit Agencies
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


15) Bluetooth Vehicle Tracking Could Soon Be on Windsor, Ontario Streets
Link to CBC News story:

16) Internet Boston Traffic Radio Station Prefers Humans to High-Tech
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to transcript of sample broadcast


17) Autonomous Vehicle Technology Initiative Gets Into Gear at Texas Transportation Institute
Link to article in The Eagle:

18) Bottom Line with Driverless Cars: Will People Buy Them?
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

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Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the founder of Bombardier and inventor of the snowmobile, died in Sherbrooke, Canada.

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