Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 16, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Australian Investigators Query Navy Signals in Mid-Air Incidents
Will check if radio transmissions may have caused Qantas jet to rapidly lose altitude.
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:

2) The New Age…It’s Coming!
Harmonization with the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Link to story in Aircraft Maintenance Technology:

3) Airlines Eye More Onboard Advertising
Link to AP story:


4) Sat-Nav Sign Finds a Place in Welsh Hearts
Community has positive experience with sign that advises drivers of heavy goods vehicles to ignore their GPS units.
Link to story on


5) Next-Gen FAST Cards Have RFID Built-In
Link to story in Today’s Trucking:


6) New Airport Body Scanners Spark Privacy Debate in Australia
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:

7) California Congressman Opens Public Safety Technology Summit with Call for Federal, Private Partnerships
Link to story in the Oakland Tribune:

8) Multitasking in the Car: Just Like Drunken Driving
Link to NPR story and audio report:


9) Bringing Safety Under One Roof
High-tech complex on 250 acres combines county, state services in Northern Virginia.
Link to story in The Washington Post:

10) Every Traffic Light in London to be Re-programmed in Bid to Cut Jams
Link to story in the Daily Mail:

11) Want to Avoid Snarls, Call Police Help Line
New Delhi police use an interactive map to better track congestion.
Link to story in The Times of India:

12) In Spite of Crash, Houston TV Stations Say They’ll Still Use Choppers for Traffic and News Coverage
Link to story in the Houston Chronicle:

News Releases
NTSB Acting Chairman Addresses the Issue of Driver Distractions
2) NTSB Acting Chairman Praises Rail Safety Act Signed Today by President
3) Airbiquity Marks Major Milestone: 10 Million Units on the Road
4) Consumers Willing to Pay for Mobile Navigation Services

Upcoming Events
9th National Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion – July 26-28 – Melbourne

Today in Transportation History
1939 – The German Luftwaffe makes its first attack on British territory.

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