Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) New Boarding Pass Scanners Guide Passengers to Gates and Concessions at Boston Logan
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

2) FlyInStyle Launches Airport Concessions App
Link to article on The Moodie Report:


3) Smart Cities and the Technology of Walking
Link to article in Government Technology:


4) Interactive Traffic Map Shows Arizona Accidents
Link to story on KTVK-TV:


5) Kansas Turnpike Authorities Agree to Interoperability with Oklahoma
Link to story on KSN-TV:


6) The Soft Infrastructure of Smart Cities
Link to blog in Governing:


7) Lessons from the Rocky Launch of Amtrak's Writing Residency Program
Link to blog on PBS's MediaShift:


8) Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate is On
Link to story on NPR's All Things Considered:

9) European Commission Road Safety Newsletter – March 2014
Link to newsletter:


10) Indian Telematics: Fledgling Optimism and Stiff Challenges
Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) Mobile Phones Being Added to Some Buses in Kolkata, India
Link to article in The Times of India:

12) TRB-Sponsored Study Asks Riders How They Would Like to Communicate with Transit Agencies via the Web
Link to survey:


13) Israeli Students Find Way to Hack Waze, Create Fake Traffic Jams
Link to article in The Jerusalem Post:

14) Air Pollution Data Used to Manage Traffic Flows
Link to Environmental News Service article:


15) University of Michigan to Triple Number of Talking Cars in Ann Arbor to 9,000
Link to article in The Ann Arbor News:

16) Senators Push for Better Auto Safety Reporting
Link to article in The New York Times:

17) GM Uses Social Media to Manage Customers and Its Reputation
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) Singapore's A*STAR Develops System to Help Car Drivers Navigate Junctions Safely
Link to story on Channel NewsAsia:

19) California Car Data Privacy Legislation: Misleading, Redundant, Self-Defeating
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:

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