Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Japan Airlines Combines Beacons and Smartwatches to Improve Customer Service at Airports
Link to article on NFC World+:
Link to news release

2) Watch Program Helps Small Airports Improve Security
Link to article in the Idaho Press-Tribune:

3) Safety Reporting Systems at Airports
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) Does MnPASS Really Help with Traffic Flow?
Link to story on WCCO-TV:


5) Urban Challenges Need Smart Solutions
Link to commentary in Arab News:


6) Communication Woes Menace Canada's Arctic Maritime Traffic
Link to AFP article:


7) Flaggers Trained for Life in the Slow Lane
Link to story on Vermont Public Radio:

8) New York State DOT Says I-990 Sign Will Work by December
Link to story on WGRZ-TV:


9) Documents Show General Motors Kept Silent on Fatal Crashes
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) TV Station Gets Behind the Scenes Look at Orlando Airport Security
Link to story on WESH-TV:

11) Transportation Security: Back to the Future
Link to blog in The Hill:


12) The Many Languages of Transit Platform Signs
Link to article on CityLab:

13) Transit Cards to Replace Cash on Kenyan Minibuses Are a Hard Sell
Link to article in The New York Times:

14) Meet Enrique Andrade, the 'Spanish Voice of MAX' for Portland-Area Transit Riders
Link to article in The Oregonian:


15) New Traffic Center in Bakersfield, California Helps Cars Flow
Link to article in The Bakersfield Californian:

16) How Hong Kong Uses Tech to Tackle Traffic Jams
Link to article in FutureGov:

17) Swing Bridges Early Warning System Launched in Warrington, UK
Link to article in the Warrington Guardian:


18) FBI Warns Driverless Cars Could be Used as 'Lethal Weapons'
Link to article in The Guardian:

19) Could Your Car Get Hacked? Automakers, Suppliers Work to Defend Vehicles
Link to article in the Detroit Free Press:

20) GM Shows Off 4G LTE Hot Spots in Buicks
Link to article in USA Today:

21) Autonomous Cars Demand a Shift in Automotive Design, Says Nissan R&D Exec
Link to article on Transport Evolved:

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1969 **45th anniversary** Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon, blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

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