Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, July 18, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Google Maps for Mobile Now Helps Bikers Avoid Steep Hills
Link to article on Engadget:


2) Faulty Chicago Red-Light Cameras Produced Thousands of Bogus Traffic Tickets
Link to article on Ars Technica:


3) Senate Spending Bill Directs US Air Force to Develop Alternative GPS Payload
Link to article on SpaceNews:

4) Survey Marker Has Been on the Job for 80 Years
Link to column in the Tallahassee Democrat:


5) New York State Thruway Authority Refusing to Release Records
Link to story on WIVB-TV:


6) Maryland Transit Administration to Offer Tracking of Buses via Smartphone
Link to article in The Baltimore Sun:
Link to news release


7) Roads in Newcastle, UK to Get Smart
Link to article in the Evening Chronicle:


8) Volkswagen Sets Sights on Apple-Like Updates with New Speed Team
Link to Bloomberg article:

9) Technology Will Heavily Influence Vehicle Choice by Fleet Industry
Link to article in Fleet News:

10) Consumers Appear Uncertain About Connected Cars
Link to article in The New York Times:

11) The Connected Car Takes Its Place
Link to article in Radio World:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
I've heard of wanting to keep parking spaces fluid, but this may be going too far.

 -  Call for Applications – Select Members of Platform for Deployment of C-ITS in the EU – European Commission

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1904 **110th anniversary** The Rahway Valley Railroad was chartered to run between New Orange (Kenilworth) and Summit, New Jersey.

1914 **100th anniversary** The Aviation Section, Signal Corps was created within the US Army.

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