Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Pushing Buttons Gets Pedestrians Nowhere in Downtown Dallas
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:


2) Indian Government Working Towards Electronic Toll Collection System
Link to article in The Economic Times:

3) Verrazano Bridge Will Soon Accept Debit and Credit Cards for Toll Payments
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:


4) Edmond, Oklahoma Spends $1.7 Million on ITS
Link to article in The Edmond Sun:

5) Rhode Island Maker of Electronic Highway Signs Plans Move, Expansion
Link to article in The Providence Journal:


6) Salem Marine Society, Hidden Even from the Locals
Link to commentary in The Salem News:


7) Meet HitchBOT, the Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:


8) Campaign Launched to Prevent Heatstroke Deaths of Children Left in Cars
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

9) New Hotline in Place to Report Odors from Port of Albany
Link to story on WGY Radio:


10) Another Avenue to Reach Policy Makers: Taxicabs
Link to article in The New York Times:


11) How Auto Insurer Progressive Collected 10 Billion Miles of Driving Data from Its Customers
Link to article on ZDNet:


12) Free Wi-Fi at Bus Stop in Kansas City, Kansas
Link to article in The Kansas City Star:

13) All Calgary Transit Buses Now Have GPS Tracking, Real-Time Mobile App Due in December
Link to article in Metro:


14) Smartwatches Can be Used to Control a Tesla
Link to article on Mobile Commerce Press:

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1964 **50th anniversary** County singer Jim Reeves died when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Tennessee.

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