Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 26, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Chicago-Area Air-Traffic Center Fire Grounds 1,700 Flights
Link to Reuters article:

2) San Jose, California Officials Frustrated Over Airport Security Information Blackout
Link to article in the San Jose Mercury News:

3) Balloon Fiesta Pilots Will Trade in Paper Maps for GPS Tablets this Year
Link to story on KOB-TV:

4) Supermarkets Partner with Airports to Order Groceries Abroad and Pickup Upon Return
Link to article in The Daily Mail:
Link to news release


5) GPS May Be Contributing to Truck Crashes
Link to story on WBZ-TV:


6) Communications and Operations Center Established for Port of Santos, Brazil
Link to article in The Maritime Executive:

7) Ports in Atlantic Canada Should Blow Their Own Horn, Association Head Says
Link to article in The Telegram:


8) IBM Researchers Visiting Baton Rouge to Study Transportation Woes
Link to article in The Times-Picayune:
Link to news release


9) Dutch Roads to Get Even More Road Signs
Link to article on DutchNews:


10) Safety: Driving While Texting with Google Glass as Distracting as Phone
Link to Reuters article:

11) Frequently Repeating Safety Messages Can Help Change Driver Behavior
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:
Link to report


12) Nashville Airport First in US to Allow Uber, Lyft
Link to article in The Tennessean:

13) Los Angeles and San Francisco Threaten Ridesharing Firms
Link to Reuters article:


14) Honolulu Transit Agency Previews Future Operations and Control Center
Link to story on KHON-TV:

15) New App, Website Allow Springfield, Missouri-Area Transit Riders to Track Buses
Link to article in the Springfield News-Leader:


16) Illinois Tollway to Test Traffic App
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:


17) US DOT Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Upcoming Connected Vehicle Pilots Program
Link to further information from the ITS Joint Program Office:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
This gives new meaning to 'downtown' airport.

Upcoming Events
Utah DOT Annual Conference – October 28-30 – Sandy, Utah

Today in Transportation History    
1934 **80th anniversary** The RMS Queen Mary was launched in Clydebank, Scotland.

1954 **60th anniversary** The Tōya Maru, a Japanese train ferry, sank during a typhoon while sailing between Hokkaido and Honshu. Over 1,100 people died.

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