Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, April 3, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Privacy Group Sues FAA Over Drone Rules
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release

2) Los Angeles Airports Introduce Program to Better Assist Travelers with Autism
Link to article in the Tulsa World:
Link to news release


3) 'Ambassadors' to Give Pedestrians Road Warnings After Bus Death in Wales
Link to BBC News story:


4) US Department of Homeland Security Wants Access to License-Plate Tracking System
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to solicitation

5) Second Ohio Judge Blocks New State Rules on Traffic Cameras
Link to AP article:

6) For SEPTA, Videos of Violence a Double-Edged Sword
Link to article in the Philadelphia Daily News:


7) US House Bill Calls for GPS Alternative
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release
Link to bill


8) April Issue of THx
Link to THx:

9) Introduction to the National Operations Center of Excellence
Link to video:


10) Hawaii DOT Looks to Improve Public Outreach, Coordination for Traffic Incidents and Major Events
Link to story on KHON-TV:
Link to news release

11) Honolulu Offers to Help Motorists Ticketed for Cellphone Use During ZipMobile Traffic Jam
Link to article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:


12) South Carolina DOT Lands Grant to Monitor Bridges
Link to article in The Post and Courier:

13) Gadget Which Turns All Traffic Lights Green Trialed in UK
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:
Link to news release


14) Could 'Safe Phone Zones' Help Stop Distracted Driving?
Link to article in Associations Now:


15) Judge: Chicago Transit Workers May Pass Out 'Transit for Chuy' Fliers in Break Rooms
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

16) Transit Ads on 'Savage' Jihad Tossed in Boston
Link to Courthouse News Service article:


17) Elgin, Illinois Police Providing Real-Time Traffic Data Via Twitter
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

18) Fort Collins, Colorado Traffic Lights Smarter than Drivers Think
Link to article in the Coloradoan:


19) Autonomous Car Completes 3,400 Mile US Road Trip
Link to AP article:

20) Semiautonomous Driving Arrives, Feature by Feature
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
April Fools' Day is usually good for at least one transportation-related prank. This year I found two.

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