Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

Vacation Note

My wife and I are headed to Europe for vacation. The TCN will still be published while we're away but the newsletter may be sent earlier or later than usual. Also, some of the usual features, such as 'Today in Transportation History' and the 'Friday Bonus,' will be suspended while we're traveling.


1) FAA Tells Congress NextGen on Track
Link to article in Flying:

2) France Air Traffic Controller Strike Called Off
Link to story on France 24:


3) Transport for London Agrees to Scrap 'Cyclists Stay Back' Stickers on Buses
Link to article on

4) hitchBOT: At the Intersection of Hitchhiking and Technology
Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Portland, Oregon TV Newscast Offers Biking Conditions with the Weather Report
Link to Streetsblog USA:


6) San Francisco Muni to Launch a New, More Legible Map
Link to San Francisco Streetsblog:

7) BlindMaps Makes Braille GPS Navigation a Reality
Link to article on West:


8) Manila-Cavite Expressway, First in Philippines with RFID Toll Collection
Link to article in ITS International:


9) Tech Evangelists Hit Capitol Hill to Showcase Transportation Inventions
Link to article in Roll Call:


10) South Carolina Radio Reporter Receives National Award for Transportation Reporting
Link to article in The Connector:

11) Transportation Agencies Work to Effectively Share Their Environmental Stories
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


12) California Seeks More Disclosure from Railroad on Plans for Oil Trains
Link to McClatchy News Service article:


13) Tampa Needs Funding for Better Signal Monitoring
Link to story on WTSP-TV:


14) Traffic Police in Myanmar Push Remote Monitoring of Buses
Link to article in The Myanmar Times:


15) Detroit Telematics Show 2014: Cloud Platforms, Smartphone Connectivity and Big Data
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


16) Georgia's Cobb County Transit Makes Maps Accessible to the Blind
Link to article in The Marietta Daily Journal:

17) 'm-Kaart' Replaces 'e-go' Card on Public Transport in Luxembourg
Link to article on Luxemburger Wort:

18) Orlando Tech Firm Echo Develops SunRail App
Link to story on WOFL-TV:


19) Road Testing a Smart Car
Link to story on Al Jazeera America's TechKnow:

20) Congressman Bob Gibbs: Driverless Cars 'Next Generation of Cruise Control'
Link to article in The Hill:

21) Will Car-Hacking Become the New Carjacking?
Link to article on MarketWatch:

22) The Internet of 3,500-Pound Things: Big Data Arrives in Your Car
Link to article on ExtremeTech:

23) 4G in Cars is Coming Fast
Link to video on CNET's Next Big Thing:

News Releases

 -  Grants Notice – Establishment of New Certification Environment Based on Wireless Communications – Federal Highway Administration

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1959 **55th anniversary** The St. Lawrence Seaway was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower.

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