Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) The FAA is Deciding if Plane-Sharing Apps Are Legal
Link to article on TechCrunch:

2) Easyjet Pilots Bluetooth Beacons at Three European Airports
Link to article on NFC World+:
Link to news release

3) Air New Zealand Pulls Safety Video Featuring Swimsuit Models
Link to article on

4) Understanding the Value of Social Media at Airports for Customer Engagement
Link to document from the Transportation Research Board:


5) EU Decides to Pool Maritime Surveillance Sources
Link to article in Maritime Reporter:


6) US DOT CIO on Cyber, Shared Services and 'Technology that is Changing Constantly'
Link to article in FCW:

7) Indiana Cop's 'OINK' License Plate Spurs Battle Over Free Speech
Link to article in The Washington Post:

8) Bosch Develops Traffic Sign-Reading App
Link to article on just-auto:
Link to news release (in German)


9) Oregon Fire Marshal Delays Posting Oil Train Reports Online, Has No Timetable
Link to article in The Oregonian:


10) Sensors, Wireless Tech Help States Monitor Troubled Bridges
Link to article in Government Technology:

11) Viral Video Convinces British Columbia Government to Raise Speed Limits
Link to article on Jalopnik:


12) Identifying Traffic Safety Practices and Needs of Local Transportation and Law Enforcement Agencies
Link to article in the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum:

13) TSA's Electronics Checks Coming to US Airports Soon
Link to Bloomberg article:

14) TSA Policy Change Could Compound Security Concerns for Journalists in Transit
Link to blog from the Committee to Protect Journalists:


15) Voices of Public Transit Systems
Link to Not Of It blog:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1904 **110th anniversary** The Peterborough Lift Lock, the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, opened in Ontario, Canada.

1964 **50th anniversary** President Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act.

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