Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 13, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057


AVIATION

1) US Airports Will Automate Customs to Speed Passengers
Link to article in USA Today:

2) FAA to Establish Aircraft Cybersecurity Working Group
Link to article on the Runway Girl Network:
Link to notice in the Federal Register

3) Airbus Concept Cabin Envisages Passenger Experience in 2050
Link to article in Inflight:

BICYCLES / PEDESTRIANS

4) Seattle Will Use Big Data to Tackle Pedestrian Safety Goals
Link to article on Next City:
Link to news release

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

5) Obstructed License Plates Are Costing Massachusetts
Link to story on WWLP-TV:

OTHER

6) Smartphone Apps Shake Up Hong Kong Delivery Services
Link to article in the South China Morning Post:

RAILROADS

7) USDOT Won't Delay Positive Train Control
Link to article in the Poughkeepsie Journal:

ROADWAYS

8) New Research Shows Extra Traffic Lights Actually Improve Traffic Flow by 15%
Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

SAFETY / SECURITY

9) Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Gets $2.7 Million to Develop Collision-Avoidance System for Buses
Link to article in The Plain Dealer:

10) Improving Safety at Railroad Crossings: Education is Key
Link to blog from Operation Lifesaver:

TRANSIT

11) Building Brand Name Transit in Rochester
Link to article in Mass Transit: 

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

12) Boston Partners with Waze, Will Test Giving MBTA Signal Priority
Link to article on Boston com:
Link to news release

VEHICLES

13) Driver's Ed: Ethics for Driverless Car Software
Link to video from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering:


News Releases


Friday Bonus
On your next visit to Addis Ababa, make sure you check out this intersection, preferably from this vantage point.


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