Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Family Booted Off Southwest Airlines After Dad Tweeted About 'Rude' Gate Agent
Link to story on ABC's Good Morning America:

2) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  Turkish Airlines Uses iBeacons to offer Free Access to Digital Sky Library
 -  Copenhagen Airport Asks Travelers to Help Define the Airport of the Future
 -  Qantas Launches Interactive Digital Experience in Australian Airport Lounges
 -  Improving Airport Security and Immigration Pain Points with a Risk-Based Approach, Automation and More Choice


3) Q&A: Nokia Here Targets iOS and Android, Expanding Its Role as the 'Location Cloud'
Link to article on GeekWire:

4) Paper Maps Have Kept Their Usefulness, Fans Say
Link to article in the Hartford Courant:


5) GM CEO to Keynote Detroit Forum on 'Smart' Cars
Link to article in The Detroit News:
Link to news release


6) New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Florida Pizza Restaurants Spar Over Logo
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

7) Congressman Bill Shuster: Technology Plays Key Role in Transportation
Link to commentary in The Washington Times:


8) New Site, App Posts Parking Garage Rates in Portland, Oregon
Link to story on KOIN-TV:


9) Michigan Transportation Officials Delay I-94 Modernization Project to Seek Extensive Public Input
Link to article on MLive:

10) Los Angeles Gets Snarky About Obama Traffic Delays: #ThanksObama
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

11) US Transportation Secretary Joins Push to Prevent 'Hot Car' Deaths
Link to article in The Hill:


12) Better Traffic-Light Timing Will Get You There Faster
Link to article in Smithsonian:


13) US Terror Watchlist Can Include Dead, Acquitted Suspects
Link to article in The Hill:

14) To Snag Hit-and-Run Drivers, California Officials Want to Tap Technology
Link to McClatchy News Service article:

15) Iowa's Texting-While-Driving Ban Not Reducing Crashes, Hard to Enforce
Link to article on

16) California Highway Patrol Removes Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Safety Guidelines
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

17) Safety Changes Made in Newfoundland Following Highway Worker's Death
Link to article in The Gulf News:


18) Flywheel App Launches Advance Taxi Booking to San Francisco Airport
Link to article in The Examiner:
Link to news release


19) Hampton Roads Transit Agencies Turning to Apps that Provide Real-Time Bus Schedule Information
Link to article in the Daily Press:

20) New York City Subway Riders Group Proposes New Signage for Service Changes
Link to article in amNew York:

21) Idea for Smarter Transit Fares Wins George Mason Competition
Link to article Mobility Lab:

22) Voiceover Veteran to be Voice of Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:


23) Does Toronto's New Transportation Operations Center Have Power to Fix Gridlock?
Link to article in the National Post:

24) How Accurate Are Portland, Oregon's New 'Travel Time' Highway Signs?
Link to column in The Oregonian:


25) Industry Wants Green Light for Smart Cars
Link to article in The Hill:

26) GM Rolling Out 2015 Vehicles with Wireless Hotspots
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

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Today in Transportation History    
1904 **110th anniversary** James Rhyne Killian, Jr., who played a key role in the establishment of NASA and was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was born in Blacksburg, South Carolina.

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