Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, September 25, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) FAA to Help Airlines Install Crash-Avoidance Equipment
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1345367.story

2) FAA Says Progress Being Made on Runway Safety
Link to AP story:
GAO: Risk of Runway Collision Still High
Link to AP story:
Link to testimony by the US Government Accountability Office:


3) Latest GLONASS Birds Fly Into Orbit
Link to story in GPS World:

4) An Interview with Serge Bussat, Navteq EMEA
Link to interview in GPS Business:


5) Intelligent Addressing Supports European Address Infrastructure
Link to interview in Directions Magazine:

6) Silver Taxis in Abu Dhabi to be Fitted with Infrared Meters
Sensors will automatically start the meter running once a passenger is seated, preventing drivers from overcharging.
Link to story in The National:


7) BART Considers Charging Riders for Prepaid Cards
Link to story in the San Francisco Examiner:


8) Local Officials Rebuff Connecticut DOT Projects
Council of governments opposes spending money on 511 system or upgrading highway video for first responders.
Link to story in the New Haven Register:

9) Tele Atlas to Offer TomTom Traffic Data to ClientsLink to Reuters story:

News Releases
Europe’s Roads Need Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems
2) Personal Navigation Device Shipment Growth Decelerates as Alternatives Gain Ground
3) Federal Communications Commission Moves a Step Closer to Solving Nation's Communications Challenges Currently Faced by America's First Responders

Upcoming Events
2008 Traffic Safety Conference – November 17-19 – Houston

Today in Transportation History
1978 **30th anniversary** - A Pacific Southwest Airlines flight collided with a small plane over San Diego resulting in the death of 144 people.,9171,919842-1,00.html

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