Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 20, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) Sandia Labs Works to Digitize Plane Inspections
Link to story on KOAT-TV:

2) Smoother O'Hare Airport Landings Face Technical Headwind
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

3) NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays
Link to article on Space Daily:

4) Airports Authority of India: Navigation System to Track Flights Over Ocean Implemented
Link to article in Outlook:


5) Civil Liberties Groups Appeal for Los Angeles Authorities' Collected License Plate Data
Link to story on KNBC-TV:


6) 3D Printed Maps Help Blind Navigate Japanese Cities
Link to article in The Asahi Shimbun:


7) Delhi Traffic Police Use WhatsApp to Register Complaints
Link to article on NITI Central:

8) Articles from Ohio DOT's Transcript
 -  How a Foggy Morning Led to One of Transportation's Greatest Safety Innovations (page 4)
 -  ODOT Aerial Photographer: An Office in the Sky (page 5)


9) First Issue of Parking Technology Today
Link to magazine:


10) Annual Survey of State DOTs Shows Social Media Usage Continues to Grow
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


11) Union Pacific Boosts Rail Inspections in High-Hazard Mountain Passes
Link to article in The Sacramento Bee:


12) How Telematics Has Completely Revolutionized the Management of Fleet Vehicles
Link to article in Entrepreneur:


13) Austin, Texas Works to Reduce Traffic with Smartphone Apps
Link to story on KXAN-TV:


14) New Transport App Makes Trip-Planning Easy in Cape Town
Link to article on IOL:
Link to news release

15) New Hampshire Rail Group Unveils Website Promoting Commuter Service
Link to article in the Concord Monitor:

16) Cybersecurity and Mass Transportation
Link to blog in Mass Transit:


17) European Project Testing On-Board Vehicle Units Communicating with Roadside Units in Real-Time
Link to article in the Evening Chronicle:

18) Johnson City, Tennessee Hopes Digital System Improves Traffic Flow
Link to article in the Johnson City Press:

19) Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Disseminating Traveler Information on Travel Time Reliability
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:

20) Design Guide for Addressing Nonreccurent Congestion
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


21) Automakers Revving Up for CarPlay
Link to article in USA Today:

22) Qualcomm: Cars of the Future Will See Around Corners
Link to article on TechnoBuffalo:


23) National Weather Service Powers Up Faster, More Detailed Weather Forecasts
Link to article in GCN:

News Releases

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