Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 28, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) National Air Traffic Controllers Association Chief Calls for More Scrutiny of FAA’s NextGen
Link to story in Aviation International News:
Link to text of speech:

2) Boeing Lays Out Case Against Ex-Worker Accused of Media Leaks
Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

3) Chaos at Heathrow’s New Terminal
Link to story in Time:,8599,1726271,00.html
Link to statement from British Airways:

4) In-Flight Broadband Imminent
Link to column in PC World:
Link to news release from Aircell:


5) TomTom Says Merger Delayed by EU Investigation
Link to story in PC World:,143931-c,gpsreceivers/article.html#

6) Startup Offers US Speed Trap Data for Garmin PNDs
Link to story in GPS World:
Link to Speed Trap Mashup from Njection:

7) GPS Loses Its Way
Slackening consumer confidence and increased competition affecting industry.
Link to story in Forbes:


8) Traffic Alerts Beamed to Calgary Drivers
City program sends updates to commuters.
Link to story in the Calgary Herald:
Link to further information from the City of Calgary:


9) Car Software to Spot Green Lights and Cut CO2
Link to story on EurActiv:

10) Intelligent Brake Lights Reveal Deceleration
Link to story in Traffic Technology International:

News Releases
FAA, NATCA Announce Agreement on Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP)
2) Illinois Commerce Commission Issues 5-Year Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Plan
3) Verizon Wireless and Loopt Announce Relationship to Deliver Social Mapping Service to Mobile Phones

Upcoming Events
New Standards for Sign Retroreflectivity Web Briefing – May 1

Friday Bonus
Ever wonder about the origination of some of those logos on your car?

Today in Transportation History
1975 – The American Freedom Train departs as it begins its celebration of the American Bicentennial.


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