Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) EU Transport Ministers Express Support for Single European Sky
Link to article in The Baltic Course:


2) Study: Cellphone-Related Pedestrian Injuries Soar
Link to article in USA Today:


3) Lost in the Shopping Mall? Israeli Innovators Map Future of Indoor GPS
Link to article in The Jerusalem Post:


4) ITS and Road Safety Forum Opens in Qatar
Link to article in The Peninsula:


5) InformationWeek Highlights Business Innovation Award Winners
 -  GM Custom Mobile App Helps Earn Customer Trust
 -  Boeing Brings Tablets On Board for Technicians


6) Maine to Try Out Rail-Trespasser Detector
Link to article in the Portland Press Herald:
Link to news release: http://goo.gl/mmLe1F


7) Chicago Transit Authority Rolls Out Safety Campaign
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

8) Long Island Rail Road Launches New Grisly Ad Campaign Promoting Safety at Crossings
Link to story on WINS Radio:

9) Ohio State University Traffic Safety Task Force Strives for Education
Link to article in The Lantern:

10) Security Weakness in US DOT's Common Operating Environment Expose Its Systems and Data to Compromise
Link to report from the US DOT Inspector General:


11) New Jersey Transit Expands 'Mobile Ticketing' Program
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

12) Chicago Transit Authority's Ventra Customer Service Phone Line is a Real Missed Connection
Link to commentary in RedEye:


13) Vehicle-to-Anything Communications Must be Secure, Says Plextek CTO
Link to article in Electronics Weekly:

14) Radio Stations Need to Adjust to Changing Vehicle Technology
Link to commentary in Radio World:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1908 **105th anniversary** US Army Lt. Thomas Selfridge became the first person to die in an airplane crash.

1913 **100th anniversary** The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association was created as the Short Line Railroad Association of the Southeast.

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