Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Airlines Are Trying to Get Personal with Your Data
Link to Bloomberg article:

2) Trend: Malware Targeting US Aviation
Link to UPI article:


3) Does Pressing the Pedestrian Crossing Button Actually Do Anything?
Link to story on the BBC News Magazine:


4) Wi-Fi Traffic Cameras to Help Swansea, Wales Drivers Beat the Queues
Link to article in the South Wales Evening Post:


5) Georgia DOT Uses New Video Series to Reduce Highway Fatalities
Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:


6) If the Road Could Talk to You, What Would It Say?
Link to article on INDEX Award winner:


7) Report: Why Should Local Governments Care About Carsharing?
Link to report from Mobility Lab:


8) Brazil, Russia, India and China: Wide Open to Telematics
Link to articles on Telematics Update:


9) Missouri DOT Celebrating 10th Anniversary of KC Scout and 20th of Motorist Assist
Link to story on KCTV-TV:
Link to news release:

10) A Look Inside Metro Emergency Road Service: Freeway Service Patrol
Link to story on KTTV-TV:


11) FTA Announces $10 Million Grant to Nashville MTA for Bus Improvements, Including ITS
Link to story on WTVF-TV:

12) San Diego MTS Launches New Mobile Ticket App
Link to article in Railway Age:

13) Manila Eyes Wi-Fi Equipped Waiting Sheds at Bus Stops
Link to article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

14) Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up?
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


15) With Autopilot in Slow Traffic, Mercedes Steps Toward Driverless Cars
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

16) At IFA Show, Ford CEO Promises More High-Tech Features
Link to article in automotiveIT:

News Releases

Friday Bonus
If you thought popping bubble wrap was fun wait until you see this.

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Today in Transportation History    
1983 **30th anniversary** The Soviet Union shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 near Sakhalin Island in the USSR. 

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