Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 15, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) UK to Hold Independent Inquiry into Air System Failure
Link to article in the Irish Examiner:
Link to news release

2) London City Airport Gives Passengers and Crew Opportunity to Record Christmas Messages
Link to article in Airport World:


3) Interactive Lights in San Leandro, California Entertain, Collect Pedestrian Data
Link to Bay Area News Group article:


4) Are Car Rental Companies Profiting from Toll Roads?
Link to article in USA Today:

5) At Illinois Tollway Center, Blind Reps Listen, Help Callers
Link to column in the Chicago Sun-Times:


6) News Update from the ERTICO Network
Link to update:


7) Maritime Industry Embraces eBooks and Digital Newspapers
Link to blog on Good e-Reader:


8) Google, France Space Agency Partner on Project Loon Providing Internet Connections in Remote Areas
Link to article on CNET:
Link to news release

9) The Problem with Digital Drivers Licenses: Iowa Tests High-Tech IDs
Link to story on ABC News:

10) UAW Chief Backs NLRB's Decision to Allow Use of Email to Organize and Hold Faster Elections
Link to Reuters article:

11) Mobility-as-a-Service: Turning Transportation into a Software Industry
Link to blog on VentureBeat:

12) Carry-On Bag is Interactive, Can Track and Weigh Itself
Link to blog on Patently Apple:


13) Smartphone Parking Apps Lining Up in Boston
Link to article in Roads & Bridges:


14) South Dakota's 'Don't Jerk and Drive' Safety Campaign Axed after Media Focus on 'Innuendo'
Link to article in the Argus Leader:


15) Railroad Bridge Conditions Hidden from Public View
Link to article in the LaCrosse Tribune:

16) E-GNSS for European Rail Networks
Link to article from the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency:


17) #IllRideWithYou: Aussies Offer Support to Muslims on Transit
Link to AP article:

18) New Map Lets You Track Steamboat Springs Transit Buses in Real Time
Link to article in Steamboat Today:


19) Volvo to Launch Online Car Sales in Marketing Shift
Link to Reuters article:

20) 'Ghost Cars': The Sat-Nav of the Future from Jaguar
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

21) Five Crucial Connected Car Questions for 2015
Link to article in Automotive News:

22) Putting the User in the Driver's Seat of the Connected Car
Link to blog in Wired:

News Releases

Today in Transportation History
1944 **70th anniversary** A plane carrying Glenn Miller, a major in the US Army Air Forces and world-famous as a leader of his own big band, went missing over the English Channel.

Job Postings
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