Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) International Aviation Agency Proposes Improved Tracking of Flights, Information Exchange on War Zones
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2) Survey Highlights Information Needs of Airline Travelers
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3) A Surprisingly Accurate Map of the US Made with 600,000 Bridges – and Nothing Else
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4) US Navy Tests Tactical Reachback Communications for Maritime Applications
Link to article in Machine Design:
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5) Google's Street View Sets Sail on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
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6) Apple Reportedly Testing Cars with Roof-Mounted Cameras
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7) Transit Group Sues Chevy Chase, Maryland Over Purple Line Information
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8) Public Notification of Oil Train Schedules Sparks Debate in Washington State Hearing
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9) Boston Activates a New Snow-Removal Tracking Tool
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10) West Virginia Lawmakers May Lift Ban on Transportation Apps Such as Uber, Lyft
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11) Jefferson Transit Introduces Real-Time Bus Transit Feature
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12) SkyTran Levitating Pods, a Taxi for the Sky?
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13) Toronto Transit Removes 'Phallic-Looking' Sign from Downsview Station
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14) Transit Agencies Finally Catching Up to Private Sector on Use of Social Media to Improve and Increase Public's Trust
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15) Tesla App for Apple Watch Could Let You Control a Car from Your Wrist
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