Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 15, 2015 – ISSN 1529-1057

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1) United Airlines Wants People to Hack Its Websites, Not Its Planes
Link to article in Fortune:

2) Widow: Southwest Prevented Me from Calling My Suicidal Husband
Link to story on Fox News:

3) UAS Center of Excellence Director Says FAA Regulations a Priority
Link to article in UAS Magazine:


4) New Jersey Man Leads Fight to Feature PATH Trains Prominently on New York City Subway Map
Link to blog on Gothamist:


5) Singapore Wins Bid to Host 2019 ITS World Congress
Link to story on AsiaOne:
Link to news release

6) ITS Phase I Making Progress in Edmonton
Link to article in the Edmonton Sun:


7) Amateur Radio Nets Are Crucial Link in Maritime Rescues
Link to article in The ARRL Letter:


8) North Dakota DOT Deploys Hologram Tool to Promote Seat-Belt Use
Link to article in the Grand Forks Herald:


9) Amtrak Says Shortfalls and Rules Delayed Its Safety System
Link to article in The New York Times:

10) Reporter Finds Misinformation, Confusion on Train Trips Between Central New Jersey and Philadelphia
Link to article in the Asbury Park Press:


11) Seattle's Metro Transit Testing Talking Buses
Link to story on KING-TV:
Link to news release


12) Metra Months Away on Ticket App
Link to article in the Daily Herald:

13) Can Technology Help Improve Mass Transit Use?
Link to article in Government Technology:

14) Seven Ways Florida's SunRail Plans to Boost Ridership, Revenue
Link to article in the Orlando Business Journal:


15) Slammed by Phone Rivals, Sharp Looks to In-Car Displays
Link to article in Computerworld:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Tolling Consultant – Traffic Technologies Inc. – Southern California

Friday Bonus
From time-to-time I've featured some funny airline safety videos in the Friday Bonus. Looks like someone has saved me some time by putting together this compilation.

Upcoming Events
Workshop: Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture – June 10-12 – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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