Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Malaysian Air Said to Opt Out of Boeing Plan to Share Jets' Data
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Adds Screening Room for Regional Films
Link to article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal:

3) PETA Sues San Diego Airport for Rejecting Anti-SeaWorld Ad
Link to article in U-T San Diego:

4) Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Rejects Ad About Gender Bias
Link to article in the Herald-Tribune:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

5) New 'Silver Zones' to Help Keep Elderly Pedestrians Safe in Singapore
Link to article in Today:

CARTOGRAPHY

6) Nokia Sees 'Here' as Standalone Unit
Link to article in the Financial Times:

OTHER

7) ModeScore Rates Accessibility of Buildings to Multiple Transportation Options
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:

RAILROADS

8) Amtrak Officially Rolls Out Writers' Residency
Link to story on CNN:

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Mobile Phones, Headphones Banned Near Dubai Tram
Link to article on Arabian Business:

10) Comic Strips Used in Pedestrian-Awareness Campaign
Link to story on Voice of America:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

11) TapRide Acquired By DoubleMap
Link to article in the Orlando Business Journal:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

12) Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chief Concedes 'Gaps' in Response to Pileup
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

13) The Responder – March 2014
Link to newsletter from the Traffic Incident Management Network:

TRANSIT

14) Apple Expected to Leverage HopStop, Embark Acquisitions for Transit Data in iOS 8 Maps
Link to article on Apple Insider:

15) New Jersey Transit's New Director Taking a Month to Listen and Learn
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Phuket, Thailand Opens Traffic Management Center for Patong Hill
Link to article on Phuketindex:

17) Norstra Map Crowdsources to Create More Accurate Traffic Reports
Link to article on Tech in Asia:

18) Utah DOT Weather Responsive Traveler Information System
Link to report from FHWA:

19) Road Weather Management Performance Measures: 2012-2013 Update
Link to report from FHWA:

VEHICLES

20) Behind Wheel of Chevy's 4G Car
Link to article in USA Today:

21) OEMs Still Haven't Mastered the Dash
Link to article on CEoutlook:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Request for Information – Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program – Federal Highway Administration


Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1964 **50th anniversary** Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was sentenced to eight years in prison for jury tampering.

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