Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Communications Newsletter Transportation

Wednesday, March 32, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) New York Lawmakers Push for Radar to Avoid Dangerous Bird Strikes at Airports
Link to story on WPIX-TV:
Link to news release

2) New Website and Hotline Allows Los Angeles County Residents to Report Helicopter Noise
Link to article in the Daily Breeze:
Link to site


3) New Jersey Crosswalks Getting Safer for Pedestrians and Drivers After Safety Campaign
Link to article from NJ Advance Media:


4) An Interview with Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli and the Story Behind His New York City Subway Map
Link to interview in Fast Company:


5) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – April 2015
Link to newsletter:

6) ITS Podcast: Traffic Modeling, Control and Optimization, Theory and Applications
Link to podcast from IEEE ITS Society:


7) Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists
Link to article in The New York Times:

8) Union Sues Chicago Transit Authority, Says Agency Won't Let It Pass Out 'Transit for Chuy' Fliers
Link to article in the Chicago Sun-Times:

9) New Jersey TransAction Conference to Be Held in April in Atlantic City
Link to story on Transportation Radio:

10) The Verge Launches Transportation Hub Today
Link to article on The Verge:


11) Smartphone Parking Will Cover All of Boston By End of Summer
Link to article on


12) Pennsylvania's Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Will Not Release Secret Report
Link to article in The Morning Call:

13) Oil, Rail Industries Collaborate to Provide Safety Training
Link to article in The Bakken Magazine:
Link to news release

14) New Mexico DOT Airs New Anti-DWI Ad
Link to story on KRQE-TV:

15) Boom! Wait, You Have a Cannon?
Link to Talking Transportation blog:

16) Inside the Push to Put Climate Change Warnings on Bay Area Gas Pumps
Link to blog on CityLab:


17) Federal Data Agency Tracks Oil Train Movements
Link to article in The Hill:
Link to news release


18) Metrolink PSAs to Hit Southern California Theatres Amid Concerns Films Glamorize Dangers of Moving Trains
Link to story on KCAL-TV:


19) Will This New Service Transform the Way Convention Attendees Travel?
Link to article from PCMA:


20) Transit Agencies Need to Increase Technology Investments
Link to article in Government Technology:

21) Abu Dhabi Bus Passes to Be Automated to Make Commuting Easier
Link to article in The National:

22) Voice of Twin Cities Light Rail is St. Paul Actor/Singer
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:

23) Seemingly Little Things Make DC Transit Too Difficult
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


24) Keeping Boston Intersections Moving During High Traffic
Link to interview in The Back Bay Sun:

25) Honolulu Traffic Signals Synchronized, But Drivers Still Taking Alternate Routes
Link to story on KITV-TV:


26) GM CFO: Company to Earn $35 Million Over Three Years from 4G Technology in Cars
Link to Reuters article:

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