Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 24, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Flight Ban on Electronic Devices Eased in India
Link to Press Trust of India article:

2) How Airlines and Airports Will Use Tech to Boost Retail
Link to article on Skift:

3) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  How Airports and Airlines Are Innovating to Help Passengers Relax and Stay Productive
 -  Iberia and airberlin Develop Smartwatch Boarding Passes
 -  easyJet Using Mobile Push Notifications to Keep Passenger Informed

4) Note to Airlines: Start Talking to Your Customers
Link to blog in Forbes:

5) Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety and Human Factors
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


6) Thousand Islands Bridge Authority Gets Data About Toll Booth Upgrades, E-ZPass Inclusion
Link to article in the Watertown Daily Times:


7) High-Tech Road Safety Network Moving Ahead in Florida
Link to article in the Pensacola News Journal:


8) Global Shipping Exposed to Cyber Threats
Link to article on MarineLink:

9) An Electronic Captain at the Helm
Link to article on Txchnologist:


10) Oregon DOT Backs Down from Plan to Limit Disclosure of Oil Train Shipments
Link to article in The Oregonian:
Link to editorial

11) Ottawa Politicians Complain About Lack of Light-Rail Construction Details
Link to article in Metro:


12) Acoustic Sensing: The Future for Rail Monitoring?
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:


13) Highway Conference to Promote Safety on Roadways
Link to article in The Tennessean:


14) Telematics and the Future of European Electronic Toll Services
Link to article on Telematics Update:


15) Boston T Debuts Revamped Map, Real-Time Tracking Info
Link to article in The Boston Globe:
Link to news release

16) Milwaukee County Transit Tests Real-Time Bus Route Technology
Link to article in the Journal Sentinel:

17) New GPS System Will Allow Riders to Track Buses in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Link to article in Steamboat Today:

18) OC Transit Slogan Doesn't Sit Well with Some Riders
Link to article in the Ottawa Sun:


19) Real-Time Info Signs to Ease Greater Toronto Area's Traffic Congestion
Link to CBC News story:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Statewide Freeway Operations Engineer – Virginia DOT – Richmond, Virginia

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Today in Transportation History    
1834 **180th anniversary** The Long Island Rail Road was chartered by the State of New York.

1874 **140th anniversary** Architect John R. Pope, who designed Broad Street Station in Richmond, Virginia, was born in New York.
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