Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Human Error Stubborn Snag in Airline Safety
Link to story in USA Today:

2) Full Names Required to Fly in 2009
Link to story in USA Today:

3) JetBlue Twitters Its New Terminal
Link to story in The New York Times:


4) Florida Drivers’ Satisfaction with E-Pass Slipping, Poll Finds
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,979539.story


5) Podcast: Navteq's Mapping Positioning Engine – ‘The Heartbeat in the Car’
Link to podcast from Directions Magazine:


6) Enhanced Drivers’ ID a ‘Privacy Nightmare’ Says Canadian Liberties Watchdog
Link to story in Today’s Trucking:


7) Maybe There is Another Train Right Behind this One
New York City Transit to install monitors in subway station showing location of trains.
Link to story in The New York Times:


8) Saudi Arabia to Begin Implementing Intelligent Transportation System Next Year
Link to story in the Saudi Gazette:

9) Traffic Cameras that Can ‘Hear’ Accidents Part of New Listening Technology
Link to story in the Telegraph:

10) Twitter is a Continuity of Operations Tool, Washington State DOT Discovers
Link to story in Government Technology:


11) View of Safety Technology Must Change Before Use Grows, Fleet Executives Say
Link to story in Transport Topics:

News Releases
First 5.9 GHz DSRC VII Network and Toll System Established on New York City Streets and Highways
2) Nissan to Pilot Intelligent Transport System Model

Job Postings
- Operations Research Analyst – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Polis Conference – November 25-26 – Barcelona

Today in Transportation History
1983 **25th anniversary** - Truck bombs destroy barracks housing US Marines and French paratroopers in Lebanon. Two hundred ninety-nine troops died.

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