Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Iowa DOT Spin-Off Promotes Aviation in State
Link to article from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

2) Putting Big Data to Work for Airports
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

3) Federal Aviation Administration Website Gets a 'FAAcelift'
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


4) Taiwan Creates Its First Space-Based GPS Receiver
Link to CNA article:


5) India Creates Society to Spread Maritime Awareness
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:


6) Some States Have a New Way to Find Out if Someone Wants to Become an Organ Donor
Link to story on WDAY-TV:

7) Poynter Institute: Journalists Should Pass on Free Amtrak Tickets
Link to blog from Poynter:

8) US DOT Turns to You with Data Innovation Challenge
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


9) MBTA Retirement Board Split Over Opening Up Files
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

10) New Colorado DOT Campaign Targets Stoned Drivers
Link to story on KCNC-TV:


11) Dubai Taxis to Offer Free Wi-Fi in Smart City Push Ahead of Expo 2020
Link to article in The National:


12) Louisiana State Police, DOTD Implement Traffic Incident Management System
Link to article in The News-Star:


13) Florida's Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Refuses Ad from Transit Plan Opponents, Runs Its Own in Favor
Link to article in The St. Petersburg Tribune:

14) Transit Mobile Apps and Innovation Attract the Next Generation
Link to article in Mass Transit:

15) Mapping Nairobi's Crazy Informal Transit System for the First Time
Link to article in Fast Company:

16) New App Helps Columbia, Missouri Residents Track Public Transportation
Link to story on KBIA Radio:

17) Metro-North Conductor Apologizes for Delays in Letter to Riders
Link to article in the New York Post:


18) High-Tech Traffic Monitoring Launched in Cyprus
Link to article in the Cyprus Mail:

19) Signs to Offer Real-Time Travel Data in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

20) New Malaysian Bridge to Display Info on Traffic Flow
Link to article in the New Straits Times:


21) University of South Florida Researchers Shape Policy for Driverless Vehicles
Link to article in The Oracle:

22) The Future of Vehicle Backup Cameras
Link to story on KMVT/KSVT-TV:

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Today in Transportation History    
1919 **95th anniversary** Oregon became the first state to impose a per gallon gasoline tax. 

1964 **50th anniversary** Eastern Airlines Flight 304 from New Orleans to Washington-Dulles crashed into Lake Pontchartrain killing all 58 people aboard.

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