Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 6, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Study: Passport Kiosks Shorten Airport Lines
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release

2) Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


3) South Dakota Governor's Office Wants to Stop Sharing Info with Sioux City, Iowa Police to Stymie 'Abhorrent' Speed Cameras
Link to article in the Argus Leader:


4) Online Map Lists Potholes on New Jersey Roadways
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

5) Yahoo Maps Adds Over 75,000 Indoor Venue Maps from Nokia Here
Link to article on Pocket-lint:


6) New Highways in Mexico to Have Fiber Optics for ITS and CCTV
Link to article on BNamericas:


7) New York State DOT Fines CSX $10,000 for Failing to Properly Report Derailments
Link to article in the Daily Freeman:
Link to news release

8) Wi-Fi Rollout Gets Some Blame for Amtrak's Poor Winter Performance
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:


9) OneBusAway App Now Tracks MARTA Trains in Real Time
Link to article from Georgia Tech:


10) New York City Businesses Entice Customers with Real-Time Transit Information
Link to story on WPIX-TV:

11) Georgia DOT Working to Improve 511 Traffic System
Link to AP article:
Link to news release


12) Why Smart Cars, Siri Make AAA Nervous
Link to article on MarketWatch:

News Releases

 -  Call for Tenders – Development of a Video on Urban Mobility in the EU – European Commission

Upcoming Events
Short Talks, Big Ideas in Transportation – April 7 – New York City

Today in Transportation History    
1914 **100th anniversary** The Gladstone Ports Corporation held its first meeting as the Gladstone Harbour Board.

1984 **30th anniversary** Homer Wallin, a former Vice Admiral in the US Navy responsible for the salvaging of ships in Pearl Harbor following the attack of December 7, 1941, died.

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