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September 2018's Converge Newsletter
Why You Might Soon Undergo A Body Scan To Ride The Subway Or Bus
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September 5, 2018 via New York Times

A portable version of those airport body scanners that travelers loathe might soon be used to screen commuters at subway and bus stations across the country.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced in August it will become the first to deploy the technology this fall, adding an extra layer of security to the country’s third-largest transit system. Amtrak and New Jersey Transit are considering it, officials said. The system has been tested at Washington’s Union Station.

Los Angeles International Airport is exploring its use in pre-security checkpoints. And more major transportation agencies may incorporate similar technology as they harden their properties against threats, experts say.

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The Geopolitics Driving Traveler Risk

August 20, 2018 via Business Travel News
International commerce, deals and development must continue, but corporations sending employees around the globe should be aware of how regional dynamics may affect them and should take practical precautions.
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In-Flight Emergency: Cabin Depressurization

September 4, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

While some cabin pressure incidents can cause serious injuries or even fatalities, most pose little threat to passengers. Basic precautionary steps can help protect travelers in the event of an emergency.
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Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds
September 5, 2018 via New York Times

Many of the surfaces we touch on a daily basis harbor and can spread germs. These include mobile phones, kitchen sponges and even cute bathtub rubber ducks. But air travel is known to accelerate the worldwide spread of diseases such as the flu, released naturally, and potentially of others released intentionally.
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