Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – ISSN 1529-1057

1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition
Bali, Indonesia, November 17-19, 2014
New Program Released – Early bird rates through August 31

The 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress features over 50 plenary, executive, partner and technical sessions covering key aspects of Asia’s transportation challenges. Secure your seat today to meet the region’s most influential decision makers and learn about infrastructure programs in a fast-expanding economy. Earn up to 18 professional development hours accepted by engineering societies across the world. Program and registrations at


1) US Air Force Advises Alaska Pilots of GPS Jamming During Training
Link to story on KUAC Radio:

2) Airline Safety Videos Gone Wild, Funny and Strange
Link to story on CNBC:


3) Former Redflex CEO, Liaison, Chicago Official Indicted for Alleged Corruption
Link to story on WTTW-TV's Chicago Tonight:


4) Some Massachusetts Drivers Taking a Hard Line Against Paying by E-ZPass
Link to article in The Boston Globe:


5) Amtrak Passengers Say They Were Left in Dark After Train Breaks Down
Link to story on KTXL-TV:


6) Conflicting Studies Suggest Cellphone Ban for Drivers May Not Work
Link to article in IEEE Spectrum:

7) Multitasking, Texting and Distracted Driving: Academics Discuss the Cognitive Effects and Risks
Link to article on Journalist's Resource:

8) Delaware Emergency Management Agency Hosts Media Day
Link to article in the Cape Gazette:

9) Can a 'Transit Mode' Stop Us from Texting While Driving?
Link to blog on CityLab:


10) New York MTA Testing Sensors, Cameras to Save People Who Fall on Subway Tracks
Link to article in the Daily News:

11) Minnesota's Metro Transit to Begin Self-Announcing Stops
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

12) Toronto Transit Adding Wi-Fi to More Subway Stations
Link to article in The Globe and Mail:
Link to news release

13) Bangalore Transit Agency Takes High-Tech Route for Smoother Bus Rides
Link to article in The Times of India:


14) For Madison, Wisconsin Traffic Reporter, Many Ways of Getting the Word Out
Link to article on Madison Commons:

News Releases

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Today in Transportation History    
1969 **45th anniversary** The three Apollo 11 astronauts were released from a three week quarantine following their trip to the Moon.

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