Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Air Traffic Control Strikes and the Quest to Modernize Air Travel in Europe
Link to article on Skift:


2) CyclePhilly App Giving Transportation Planners a Handle on Region's Bikers
Link to story on WHYY Radio:


3) Southern California Shippers Can Tap Uber-Like Trucking Service
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


4) Garmin's New 'Viago' App Lets You Build Your Own GPS
Link to blog in CIO:


5) Arizona MVD Issues Permits with Wrong Pictures
Link to story on KPHO-TV:


6) Parking Apps Under Scrutiny from City Governments
Link to story on Marketplace:


7) Northern Ireland's Highway Safety Ad Showing Children Flattened by Car Isn't Its First Graphic Video
Link to article on Medical Daily:


8) Railroads Give Up Attempts to Keep Crude Oil Shipment Data Secret
Link to McClatchy News Service article:


9) Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Procedures are Unconstitutional
Link to article in The Hill:

10) Arizona DOT Installs Lower, Larger Signs to Fight Wrong-Way Drivers
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:
Link to news release


11) Uber, Bridj Disrupting Transit by Land and by Sea
Link to story on WGBH Radio:

12) Woman Scared by 'Dexter' Ad Sues New York MTA for Subway Fall
Link to article on DNAinfo New York:


13) App Designed to Improve Traffic for Texas A&M Football Games
Link to article in The Battalion:


14) Google's New Android Auto is Like Google Now for Your Car
Link to article on CNET:

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