Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 12, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

May is Fundraising Month for the TCN          

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1) Australia's Telstra Trialing 4G In-Flight Wi-Fi
Link to article in Australian Aviation:


2) Cyclist GPS Data Could Help Cities Plan Safer Routes
Link to article on Engadget:


3) Surveillance Cameras Save SEPTA $11 Million
Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


4) Map Tracks New York City-Area Public Transit in Real-Time
Link to article on Curbed NY:


5) RFID Technology Doesn't Work for Bulletproof Cars
Link to article in The Indian Express:


6) Insurers Develop Cyber Coverage for Maritime Industry
Link to article in Business Insurance:


7) Trial in New South Wales Uses Cameras to Look for Truck Parking Spaces
Link to article in The Coffs Coast Advocate:


8) Crash Data Withheld on Locations of Adelaide's New Speed Cameras
Link to article in The Advertiser:


9) For Your Next Flight, Hope the TSA 'Randomizer' Puts You in a Faster Lane
Link to article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

10) Israeli Study Finds Removal of Roadside Billboards Reduces Number of Crashes
Link to blog from Scenic America:


11) Usage-Based Car Insurance Programs Still Lacking Traction
Link to blog from Strategy Analytics:


12) Keeping Roads Clear Can Ease Traffic Congestion
Link to column in the Houston Chronicle:


13) Real-Time Updates Due to Pittsburgh Area Transit Riders
Link to article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

14) 'As the Bus Stops' is Your New Fave Transit-Themed Soap Opera
Link to article on Grist:


15) San Diego Region Commuters Get Free Traffic App
Link to article on Times of San Diego:
Link to news release


16) Experts Seek Smarter Black Boxes for Automobiles
Link to article in The New York Times:

17) GM's New OnStar 4G LTE System Stakes Lead in Connectivity
Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

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1949 **65th anniversary** The Soviet Union lifted its blockade of Berlin.

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