Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 16, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) Group of Media Organizations to Test New Role for Drone Aircraft: Newsgatherer
Link to article in The Washington Post:
Link to news release

2) Airports, FAA Adapting to LED Lighting Push
Link to article on AINonline:

3) Behind the Scenes at Westchester County, New York Airport
Link to article in Westchester:

4) Google Glass Still Has 'Huge Potential' for Airlines and Airports Despite Google Ending Sales
Link to article on Future Travel Experience:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

5) Texting Pedestrians at Greater Risk of Injury, Study Finds
Link to article in Occupational Health & Safety:

CAMERAS

6) Erie, Pennsylvania-Area Interstate Cameras Draw Viewers
Link to article in the Erie Times-News:

MARITIME

7) US Coast Guard Addresses Maritime Cybersecurity Issues
Link to article on In Homeland Security:

OTHER

8) Virgin, Qualcomm Invest in High-Speed Internet Satellite Network
Link to article on ZDNet:
Link to news release

9) The Hidden Ways Traffic Flows Around Us
Link to story on BBC Future:

10) App Allows Citizens to Report Traffic Violations to Bengaluru Traffic Police
Link to article in The Economic Times:

PUBLIC INFORMATION / EDUCATION

11) Facebook Takes Down, Then Restores, BART Protest Page
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:

12) Metra Presents Rail-Crossing Safety Seminar in Person and Online
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:

13) Minnesota Metro Transit's New 'A Line' Bus Service Showcased in Video
Link to article in the Pioneer Press:

ROADWAYS

14) Washington State Lawmaker: Bring Back 'Free Coffee' Signs for Rest Areas
Link to article in The News Tribune:

TAXIS / RIDESHARING

15) Uber Ordered to Stop Operating in South Carolina
Link to story on WLTX-TV:

TELEMATICS

16) More Consumers Say 'No Way' to Driver-Monitoring Programs
Link to article in the Chicago Tribune:
Link to news release

TRANSIT

17) San Francisco Transit Riders Can Soon Pay by Phone
Link to article in Government Technology:
Link to news release

VEHICLES

18) Volkswagen Starts Sales of Black Box in Austria to Record Car Data
Link to Bloomberg article:

19) Ford CEO: Hackers Test Our Cars for Vulnerabilities
Link to story on CNNMoney:

20) Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation
Link to video from US DOT:


News Releases


Job Postings
 -  Communications Coordinator – East Coast Greenway Alliance – Durham, North Carolina (most likely)


Friday Bonus
And you thought installing Wi-Fi in your house was a pain.


Upcoming Events
Seminar: Driver Awareness and Education: Using Research to Maximize Impact – April 28 – Londonhttp://www.brakepro.org/take-part/calendar-of-brake-events/13-initiatives/267-driver-awareness-and-education

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