Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) E-ZPass Coming to International Bridges Near Niagara Falls
Link to article in the Niagara Gazette:


2) The Luggage Tag with GPS
Link to article in The New York Times:


3) Glasgow Aims to Be First 'Smart City'
Link to article in the Financial Times:

4) Latest News from ERTICO – June 2014
Link to update:


5) Bus Riders Stranded on I-90 Ramp in Washington State Due to Communication Breakdown
Link to article in The Seattle Times:


6) Can You Hear Me Now? Taking Time to Evaluate the Communication Effort
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


7) Abu Dhabi's Ports Now Protected by Drones
Link to article in The National:

8) Indiana DOT Testing Technology to Improve Work Zone Safety and Flow
Link to story on WXIN-TV:

9) Robots Stand Guard on Bridges and Ports
Link to article in GCN:


10) Further Glitches Plague TranLink's $194 Million Compass Card System
Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:

11) Transportation Data Startup Transit Labs Launches with Four Cities on Board
Link to article in Elevation DC:
Link to news release

12) New Website for Twin Cities' Metro Transit Aims to be User Friendly, Provide Better Mobile Access
Link to column in the Star Tribune:

13) MARTA Gingerly Tests Alcohol Ads to Raise Money for Transit Operations
Link to blog on SaportaReport:

14) A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


15) Singapore's LTA to Study Use of Driverless Vehicles as Viable Mode of Transport
Link to article in The Straits Times:

16) Platoons of Giant Tractor-Trailers May Be Coming Soon to Interstates
Link to story on ABC World News:

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Today in Transportation History    
1969 **45th anniversary** The HMAS Melbourne and the USS Frank E. Evans collided in the South China Sea. The Evans was cut in two and seventy-four its crew were killed.

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