Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Heathrow to Track Customers Through Airport to Cut Cost of Delays
Link to article in The Daily Telegraph:

2) US Lawmaker Wants Landing Speed Warnings on Airplanes After Asiana Crash
Link to article in The Hill:

3) Wi-Fi on International Flights is Just Starting to Take Off
Link to Bloomberg article:

4) When Customer Service and Technology Come to the Fore During Travel Disruption
Link to blog on Tnooz:


5) San Francisco Police Turn to Twitter to Reunite Owners with Stolen Bikes
Link to article on Transportation Nation:


6) Congress Watches as FCC Mulls Spectrum Giveaway
Link to article in Roll Call:


7) Texas A&M Transportation Institute Kicks Off 'Share the Road, Texas' Campaign
Link to article in The Eagle:


8) 25% of Car Crashes Involve Cellphones; Despite Warnings, Experts Say Situation Getting Worse
Link to article on MarketWatch:

9) After Three Years, Georgia's No-Texting Law Hard to Enforce
Link to story on WMAZ-TV:

10) Children Dying in Hot Cars: Safety Advocates Take to Twitter, Facebook Today
Link to article on Lower Moreland Patch:


11) San Francisco Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Ride-Share Drivers
Link to story on Fox News:


12) Q&A: Meeting the Demands of a Global Telematics Market
Link to article on Telematics Update:


13) DC Metro Employees Could Face Discipline for Disabling Train Intercoms
Link to article in The Washington Post:

14) Cyberattack on Apple Developer Site Delays Public Launch of TriMet Ticketing App
Link to article in The Oregonian:

15) The Transit App Launches on Android After iOS Success
Link to article in PC Magazine:

16) Moscow Subway to Use Devices to Read Data on Phones
Link to story on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Link to article in Izvestia: (in Russian)


17) Volkswagen Stops University's Release of Hacking Study
Link to AP article:

18) How Design Can Make Connected Cars a Reality
Link to article in Fortune:

19) Streaming Apps Offer Alternative to Car Radio
Link to article in USA Today:

20) General Motors AppShop Possibilities Look Brighter Than Ever
Link to blog from GM:

News Releases

 -  Public Consultations – Access to Multimodal Traffic and Travel Data in the European Union – European Commission

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Today in Transportation History    
1588 **425th anniversary** The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.

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