Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, January 13, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Bar Code Tags Help Airlines Cut Lost Baggage Claims
Link to article in The Washington Post:

2) Delta Introduces $2 In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes for Smartphones
Link to article on Skift:


3) Cruise Vessels: Most Required Security and Safety Measures Have Been Implemented, But Concerns Remain About Crime Reporting
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


4) Articles from Texas Transportation Researcher
 -  Getting Information to Drivers to Improve Awareness, Safety
 -  Improving Border-Crossing Wait Times
 -  Improved Data Collection for Improved Mobility


5) How London Plans to Eliminate the Search for a Parking Spot
Link to article on The Atlantic Cities:


6) Inside the George Washington Bridge Story
Link to podcast from NJ News Commons:

7) Pinellas County, Florida's $400,000 Transit Tax Campaign Focused on Educating Influential Core
Link to article in the Tampa Bay Times:

8) New Website Promotes Transport Across Swindon and Wiltshire, UK
Link to article in the Swindon Advertiser:


9) Senators Expect Rule on Rail Cameras
Link to story on WNBC-TV:


10) In a Nasty Winter, Social Media Comfort SEPTA Commuters
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Link to SEPTA Twitter page:


11) Inside West Michigan Transportation Operations Center
Link to story on WOOD-TV:

12) Traffline – Your One Stop for Traffic Updates, Route Info
Link to article on SME Mentor:
Link to Traffline:

13) From TRB 2014: Highway Operations, More Interesting Than You Think
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:


14) The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car
Link to article in The New York Times:

15) US Innovation Boosted by Silicon Valley-Detroit Team Up
Link to article in The Washington Post:

News Releases

 -  Public Consultation – Provision of EU-Wide Real-Time Traffic Information Services – European Commission

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Today in Transportation History    
1989 **25th anniversary** New York City subway gunman Bernhard Goetz was sentenced to a year in prison for carrying an illegal handgun.

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