Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Using Data to Enhance Stories About the Local Airline and Airport Industry
Link to National Center for Business Journalism article

2) Houston Airports Unveil New Passenger-Focused Website
Link to Airport World article
Link to news release

3) Louisiana Governor Signs Law Requiring Red-Light Camera Signs
Link to AP article


4) Missouri DOT Driving Push to Make State Highway Maps More Accurate and Easier to Update
Link to Governing article


5) Massachusetts DOT Official Apologizes for Surprising Drivers with Tobin Bridge Tolls
Link to WBZ-TV story


6) Freight Transportation Communication Systems Need Overhaul
Link to Material Handling & Logistics article


7) Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California DOTs Create I-10 Corridor Coalition
Link to YourWestValley article


8) Indianapolis Group Kicks Off Massive Transit Vote Effort
Link to WXIN-TV story

9) Ann Arbor Council Votes 6-5 Against Releasing Information About Train Station Project
Link to Ann Arbor News article


10) Glowing Antlers Failed, so Finns Try App to Save Reindeer
Link to AP article
Link to further information (in Finnish)

11) New Apps Disable Phones While Driving, to Reduce Distractions
Link to Times-Picayune article

12) How These Two Security Companies Aim to Fight the Car-Hacking Threat
Link to NextGov article

13) France Unveils App to Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks
Link to Deutsche Welle article
Link to news release (in French)


14) Pittsburgh-Area Transit Agency Rolls Out On-Street Transit Information Upgrades
Link to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article
Link to news release

15) TRAFI, Public Transport Info and Route Search App Launched in Pune
Link to Times of India article

16) Transit Nerds Get Handy New Tool for Easily Turning Data into Apps
Link to Wired article

17) London Deploys Hologram to Enforce New Escalator Rules
Link to CityLab article


18) CSRA Inc. Will Help Manage Maryland Traffic Data with New Contract
Link to Washington Business Journal article
Link to news release

19) Fighting Border Congestion with Innovative Technology
Link to USDOT's Fast Lane blog


20) Buggy Update Bricks Lexus Navigation Systems
Link to PC Magazine article

News Releases

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