Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) ‘Disagreement Stalls US-EU Aviation Talks’
Link to article on Presseurop:

2) Sabre Reservation System Outage Delays Flights
Link to story on CNN:


3) Rise in Pedestrian Deaths May Be Due to Texting While Walking
Link to article in the Los Angeles Times:

4) New Smartphone App Connects Bicycle Owners with Renters
Link to Reuters article:


5) 'Hill Mapper' Helps San Francisco Bicyclists Avoid Steepest Climbs
Link to article on The Atlantic Cites:


6) Manual to Help Indian Cities Install ITS
Link to article in The Telegraph:


7) How a Misplaced Reef on a Digital Chart Helped Destroy a US Navy Minesweeper
Link to article on Nextgov:


8) Cop Cardboard Cutout Used to Cut Crime at Massachusetts Transportation Hub
Link to AP article:

9) Chicago Mayor's Digital Billboard Deal: A Roadside Distraction?
Link to article in the Chicago Reader:


10) Transport for London Approves Cab Wi-Fi Symbol as Study Reveals 75% More Likely to Flag Down a Wi-Fi Taxi
Link to article in The Drum:

11) Slow Start for Taxi-Hailing Apps, New York City Data Show
Link to article in The New York Times:


12) GM Had a Version of OnStar in 1966
Link to article in The New York Times:


13) Technology Will Monitor Wellington, New Zealand Bus Drivers
Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

14) Florida Transit Agency Rejects Bus Ad on Religious Grounds
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:


15) Connected Cars Take Another Step with New Concept
Link to blog on cars. com:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/JNhPDm

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1913 **100th anniversary** John Henry Mears completed an around the world trip in a record 35 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes.

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