Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 30, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

May TCN Fundraiser Comes to a Close

First, thank you to all who have made a contribution to the TCN. It's very much appreciated! Since today is the last weekday in May you won't be seeing any contribution requests until November, but until then your support is certainly welcome. As always, you can make a contribution by mail or PayPal. Just scroll down for further information. You can also support the TCN in other ways, including buying ads and hiring me to do voice work. Hear my latest voice project in this Iteris video: or by calling the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's main phone number at 212-435-7000.


1) Flawed Online Reservation System Cost Augusta Regional Airport Thousands During Masters Tournament
Link to article in The Augusta Chronicle:

2) Air Traffic Management Issue in Middle East
Link to article in Arabian Business:

3) Designers Tackle the Seven Great Miseries of Flying
Link to article in Fast Company:

4) SESAR Magazine – June 2014
Link to magazine:


5) Oil on the Water? Report It with New App
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


6) US Transportation Secretary Foxx Talks About Innovation
Link to interview in Fast Company:

7) Volpe Center News – May 30
Link to update:

8) National Online Dialogue on Transportation and Assistive Devices and Technologies – Deadline Extended to June 6
Link to further information:


9) Traffic Management Systems – Train Regulation Made Easy?
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:


10) Lawmakers Accuse TSA of Falsely Classifying Documents
Link to article in The Hill:


11) OnStar Offers Crisis Assistance During Weather Emergencies
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


12) Oregon State University Students Develop Mobile Apps for Transit Riders
Link to article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times:

13) MBTA Outlines Tech Priorities for Green Line
Link to article in The Transit Wire:

14) Build a Comprehensive Public Transit Map at Jersey City's First Hackathon
Link to article in The Jersey Journal:


15) North Carolina DOT Electronic Signs Hacked Across State
Link to story on WGHP-TV:

16) Pennsylvania DOT to Guard Against Electronic Road Sign Hackers
Link to story on WPMT-TV:


17) IBM Partners with TransWiseway for Connected Car Deal in China
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to news release

18) How Google Got States to Legalize Driverless Cars
Link to AP article:

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Today in Transportation History    
1539 **475th anniversary** Hernando de Soto landed on the west coast of present day Florida in advance of his exploration of what is now the southeastern United States.

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