Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 23, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Idaho Radio Station and Newspaper-Branded Shops Proposed for Boise Airport
Link to article in the Boise Weekly:

2) Lack of Free Airport Wi-Fi Among Discussions at IT Summit
Link to article in Airport World:

3) Airport Marketing Exchange – Improving the Passenger Experience
Link to article in Airport World:


4) Camera Towers at Ohio River Bridges Won't Have 'Adverse Visual Effect'
Link to article in The Courier-Journal:


5) Interactive City Designs: Smart Highways, Sustainable Dance Floors
Link to interview on CBC Radio's Spark:

6) Introducing the ITS Index: A Method of Evaluating Transportation System Competencies
Link to paper from ITS Arab:


7) Articles from Marine Technology Reporter
 -  AUVs Are Central to Lisbon Security Program
 -  Maersk Computer Game to Spark Students' Interest in Science


8) Charge Your Phone with a Bike Between Flights at Amsterdam Airport
Link to article on Treehugger:


9) CSX's Oil Shipping Information in Virginia Publicized by Government
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:

10) Canadian Government Unveils New Regs for Identifying Haz-Mat Shipments
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


11) Air Cargo Group Welcomes TSA Decision to Nix Cargo Screening Reports
Link to article in Air Cargo World:

12) Light Rail Transit / Street Grade Crossing Safety System
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


13) Tired of Inefficient Public Transit? Transit Labs Uses Software to Better Manage Data
Link to article in The Washington Post:

14) Commuters Flex Muscles with Their Own New Jersey Transit Poll
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:

15) London's Pervasive Surveillance Can Now Help You Find a Bus Seat
Link to article on Quartz:

16) Now, an App to Rate Delhi Public Transport
Link to article in The Times of India:

17) Monitoring Software to Improve Bus Transport Efficiency in Rwanda
Link to article in The Sunday Times:


18) Cloud Service from Siemens to Connect Urban Traffic
Link to article in EE Times Europe:

19) Waze Wants What WTOP Has and We Can See Why
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


20) Congressman Shuster to Offer Driverless Car Rides to Lawmakers
Link to article in The Hill:

21) IBM, Toyota to Create Application Development Platform for Autos
Link to article on ZDNet:

22) The App that Lets You Text and Drive
Link to article in The Age:

23) Honda Vows Improved Personal Electronic Connectivity
Link to blog on TorqueNews:

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1914 **100th anniversary** The US Patent Office granted a patent for a mechanical navigator.

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