Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition
November 17–19, 2014 – Bali, Indonesia
Abstract Deadline Extended to June 5, 2014

Under the theme "Building the Trans-Asian Highway," the Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition provides a unique setting for sharing proven and innovative solutions for the region's mobility demands. Abstract submissions are accepted across the following themes (no cost to submit): Asset Management, Pavements & Materials, Road Financing / PPPs, Road Design & Construction, Road Safety, Integrated Mobility & Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Sustainable Transport. More information:


1) Media Companies Say FAA Drone Ban Violates First Amendment
Link to article in the Columbia Journalism Review:

2) First Airport Bloomberg Hub Opened at London City Airport
Link to article in Airport World:
Link to news release

3) Next Stage of Modernizing Europe's Airspace Gets Under Way in €2 Billion Program
Link to article on Science|Business:

4) Poor Asian Transportation Disaster Response Could Impact US Aviation Business
Link to commentary in The Hill:


5) Taiwan Considers Fines for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians
Link to article on Engadget:


6) Chicago Transit Officials Credit Cameras with Drop in Crime
Link to story on WMAQ-TV:


7) West Virginia Turnpike E-ZPass Ad Campaign Questioned By Parkways Authority Member
Link to article in The Charleston Gazette:


8) Scituate, Massachusetts Website Shares Real-Time Maritime, Merchant Data
Link to article in the Scituate Mariner:


9) Your Digital Trail Follows You to the Border
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) Transportation Research Today
Link to newsletter from the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence:


11) Articles from Parking Today
 -  The Rise of Mobile Apps
 -  Remote Wayfinding: Know Where You're Going, Before You Get There


12) New York City DOT Video Teaches Kids Proper Ways to Cross Street
Link to article in the Daily News:

13) Legal Battle Erupts Over TV Station's Request for TriMet Security Camera Records
Link to story on KATU-TV:
Link to news release from TriMet

14) New York City Opens Traffic Crash Data – Finally
Link to commentary on WNYC Radio:


15) States Must Be Warned of Oil-by-Rail Cargoes, US DOT Says
Link to Reuters article:

16) Communications-Based Train Control
Link to article in The Rail Engineer:


17) Study: Video Monitors in Trucks, Buses Could Save Lives
Link to article in USA Today:
Link to news release


18) Driverless Taxis: The Next Big Thing in Urban Transportation?
Link to article on Planetizen:


19) Insurance Telematics Europe 2014: Day Two
Link to article on Telematics Update:


20) Delhi Traffic Police Launch App
Link to article in The Times of India:
Link to news release


21) GM Brings Back Top Spokesman to Help with Ignition Switch Woes
Link to Reuters article:

News Releases

The following headline in yesterday's edition should have said "Million," not "Billion."

Upcoming Events
ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit – August 10-13 – Seattle

Today in Transportation History    
1604 **410th anniversary** Pierre de Gua de Monts and Samuel de Champlain arrived in Acadia.

1974 **40th anniversary** The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, the first bridge to cross the Hudson River between New York City and Albany, caught fire.

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